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Breaking Free: Overcoming the Impact of Narcissistic Parents

  Growing up with narcissistic parents can have long-term consequences for one's emotional well-being and personal development. In this blog post, we will look at the traits of narcissistic parents, the detrimental effects they can have on their children, and, most importantly, how to overcome these difficulties. Individuals can break free from the grip of their narcissistic upbringing and recover their personal power and self-worth by learning the dynamics and healing procedures. Understanding Narcissistic Parents Narcissistic parents are characterized by their overwhelming self-centeredness, which manifests in a variety of destructive behaviors. Their relentless need for adoration and attention leads them to manipulate and control those around them, completely disregarding the feelings and needs of others, including their own children. As extensions of themselves, these parents view their children merely as tools to fulfill their own desires and ambitions. Consequently, they trea

How The Positive Parent can work for you

A quick video showcasing The Positive Parent This video discusses why The Positive Parent could benefit your family. It emphasizes the importance of behavior management, emotional regulation, setting boundaries, and developing strong bonds with your children.  I recommend watching this video because it provides a unique perspective on how parenting coaching can strengthen your parenting skills. 

How to easily handle tantrums in a positive way

  How to Handle Tantrums in a Positive Way Tantrums are a common source of frustration for parents of toddlers and young children. They can be aggravating, draining, and humiliating, especially when they occur in public. Tantrums, on the other hand, are a normal aspect of child development and can be used to teach your child essential skills and values. In this blog post, we will look at what causes tantrums, how to avoid them, and how to deal with them in a constructive way. What exactly are tantrums, and why do they occur? A tantrum is a sudden burst of intense emotion expressed by a child through sobbing, yelling, kicking, hitting, or throwing objects. Tantrums typically occur when a child is upset, angry, terrified, sleepy, hungry, or overwhelmed by a situation over which he or she has little control or ability to deal. For example, a child may throw a temper tantrum if: They want something that is not permitted or obtainable. They are asked to do something they do not wish to do.

The Power of Active Listening: Building Stronger Bonds with Your Child

Introduction  Parenting presents its own set of problems and duties. In today's fast-paced and often chaotic environment, it's easy for parents to get caught up in the trap of continuously hustling and multitasking, forgetting to actually connect with their children. However, by actively listening to our children, we can strengthen our bonds, promote their emotional growth, and provide them with the support they require to thrive. In this blog post, we will look at the many advantages of actively listening to your child and provide practical advice on how to include this ability into your parenting routine. How to actively listen: Emotional Validation:  Active listening provides a strong message to your child of love, acceptance, and respect. We support kids to construct a healthy view of their own value when we sincerely listen to their thoughts and feelings, acknowledging and validating their emotions. This emotional validation increases your child's self-esteem and conf

Parenting coaching

I'm very excited to introduce my new adventure, I've set up a new business to help support other parents.... The Positive Parent As a proud new parent, you’re likely experiencing a range of emotions – excitement, joy, love, and even a bit of anxiety or uncertainty. After all, having a child is a major life change that requires a lot of new skills and responsibilities. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting, a parenting coach can help guide you through the ups and downs of raising a child. What is a parenting coach? Parenting coaching is a relatively new field, but it’s a rapidly growing one. As more parents seek guidance and support, the demand for parenting coaches who can provide practical advice, emotional support, and tailored plans is increasing. A parenting coach can help you navigate the day-to-day challenges of raising a child, from dealing with tantrums and meltdowns to encouraging healthy habits and promoting positive self-esteem. At the heart of par

7 ways to effectively communicate with your child using a positive approach.

As a parent, you have to connect with your child in a good and productive manner. Children who feel understood and respected have a higher chance of thriving and feeling confident. Communication is the foundation of a healthy parent-child connection, and it is critical to have an open and honest discussion. Here are some excellent good ways to communicate with your child: Use positive language When interacting with your child, use positive language. Positive language is a means of expressing yourself that accentuates the good rather than the terrible or negative. The positive language emphasises solutions over issues. When communicating your ideas and feelings to your child, it is critical to use positive language, as this can make your child feel better about themselves. 2. Listen actively Active listening is a necessary component of good communication. Giving your child your entire attention, being present at the moment, and reacting in a way that indicates you comprehend what they a

Positive Parenting: The Advantages of Raising Your Children Positively

  Parenting is a difficult task. It is not only about feeding, clothing, and sheltering your child; it is also about instilling values, teaching them how to navigate the world, and assisting them in developing into well-adjusted adults. Instead of punishment or coercion, positive parenting emphasises emotional support, nurturing, and positive reinforcement. This parenting style benefits both children and parents. What exactly is positive parenting? Positive parenting refers to a variety of parenting approaches that emphasise positivity, empathy, and communication in order to foster healthy relationships between parents and children. Positive parenting emphasises praising good behaviour, nurturing children's inherent strengths, and guiding them in making positive changes in their lives rather than reprimanding or punishing them for negative behaviours. Positive Parenting Methods Positive parenting techniques differ slightly from traditional methods of parenting. Here are some of the

A dad's role in their child's emotional intelligence.

  The importance of emotional intelligence. Many researchers over the years have emphasised the importance of emotional interactions in the parent-child dyad and the great impact it has on a child's well-being. Parents need to take an active role in teaching their children key skills in developing emotional intelligence. The consequences of failing to learn the basics are intermingling dire, for example, an inability to handle anxiety or depression can increase the chance of children abusing drugs or alcohol later on in life. However, children who are taught by their parents to be emotionally intelligent are more able to regulate their own emotions. They were better at focusing their attention, and could relate more to other people and performed better academically in school. Parents who offered empathy in the face of their child showing negative feelings such as anger, sadness or fear, actually built bridges of loyalty and affection between themselves and their child. For years th

Promoting resilience in children

  This post will be about resilience and how children can use it to help them when they face adversity. Gilligan, 2009 cited in Leverett, 2016 says that resilience is used to describe the capacity of someone to prevent, minimise or overcome any damaging effects of adversity.  Adversity can be anything challenging in a child's life, for example, the death or illness of a family member. How they react and adapt to these events is based on how resilient they are. Resilience can be built up through supportive relationships. A child’s feeling of security and the quality of the parent-child relationship and so a positive and engaging parenting approach can help promote your child’s resilience from birth. Werner and Smith, 1982 cited in Punch, 2013 show how risk factors affect children differently, they found that the group of resilient children were securely attached to their main caregivers. There was also a larger support network of adults who they trusted. Positive role modelling can

How sleep problems can affect a childs well-being.

Up to 40% of children will experience sleep problems, such as difficulty with falling or staying asleep, (Mindell et al, 2006 cited in Williamson et al, 2020).   Carrying on with the theme from my last post I would now like to discuss how sleep problems can affect a child's well-being. Research that consisted of a longitudinal study of children in Australia has demonstrated how having sleep problems in early childhood can cause multiple impairments in a child's well-being at age 10-11 years old, (Williamson et al, 2020). The study examined five different sleep trajectories. They found that the children that had limited sleep problems in infancy or preschool only showed small impairments with internalising symptoms such as anxiety or low mood. However, children who demonstrated persistent sleep problems and sleep problems in middle childhood had moderate impairments in their ability to self-control. Goldstein and Walker, 2014, cited in Williamson et al, 2020, showed