Parent Trap 3 – Explaining to a Child why a Behaviour is Wrong will Lead to Better Behaviour

Truth is, you can explain why a behaviour is wrong all you like but I can assure you that that in itself will not get your child to stop that behaviour. Look at it this way, how many adults know that regular exercise is good for you or that smoking is terribly dangerous to you …

Parenting Myth 5 – Why Does my Child Need Behaviour Modification Training and the Others Didn’t?

The answer to this question –  why does this child need “special” training while the others didn’t or don’t – is that no one actually knows why this happens to siblings within the same family. If you have more than one child, then you have probably thought this at some point or other. Please follow …

Parenting Myth 4 – Behavioural Issues in children – “I know you can do it because you’ve done it before!”

How often have you said, or at the very least thought, that because your child has done something once or twice, that he should be able to continue doing it. Your child may have been able to put on her shoes all by herself yesterday and the day before, but today she seems to be struggling, …

Parenting Myth 2 – The More I Repeat Myself, the Better my Child will Behave

This is the 2nd parent trap of effective parenting.  You can read Myth 1 by clicking here – Punishment will Change a Child’s Bad Behaviour There’s this whole part to parenting where it some children seem to need constant reminders on what to do, when to do it and how to do it.  You know the one, where you …

Parenting Myth 1 – Punishment will Change a Child’s Bad Behaviour

The thing about parenting is that there’s no other way other than learning on the job – initially. And when it comes to punishment and discipline, one of the most common beliefs is that punishment will change a child’s bad behaviour. There are some parents, though, who believe that punishment is wrong and prefer to …