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When to use time out

I thought I’d use this heading for this story to capture our reader’s attention.  So now that I have your attention this is not about time out. At least not the time out that is taught as a behaviour modifying strategy. This time out I’m talking about is giving your…

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Tips for Teenagers

I am now entering a new parenting journey called raising teenagers. It is honestly a new place to be. My children who were quite happy to do whatever I wanted, immediately now say “No!” They also question why they have to do things. Why I can’t do them instead and…

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The Peanut Butter Solution

I have a bad reaction to stress, called comfort eating. I know this because whenever I’m stressed out I run to the fridge or cupboard and start filling my puku till I feel better. This is what is called a negative stress response. Other negative stress responses are losing your…

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The future of parenting

I was thinking about the impact of technology and what I imagine may occur in the future. I don’t think it’s impossible to think that robots will play some part in raising our children. I remember I would come home from school and watch TV for 2-3 hours until mum…

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