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Try Peaceful Parenting to help calm the farm

Try Peaceful Parenting to help calm the farm

There is no such thing as stress-free parenting. Peaceful parenting isn’t a place with no stress, but a place where you take the stress as it comes, in stride, and don’t let it rule you. You let it flow through you, and then smile, and breathe, and give your child a...

10 ways to deal with back talk without going full Hulk mum

10 ways to deal with back talk without going full Hulk mum

Last weekend my son argued with me when I brought up the fact that he always argues with me. OMG, the back talk! They will argue about anything, won't they? I am so. so. so. sick. of. the. arguing. It makes me turn from Dr Banner into the Incredible Hulk in about 45...

7 tips to stay calm and parent when you feel anything but calm

7 tips to stay calm and parent when you feel anything but calm

What parent hasn’t lost their temper when a kid misbehaves? A parent who can stay calm and parent when the kids are pushing every last button is a mythical creature, probably riding on a unicorn over a rainbow right now. I could count the times I’ve lost my cool as a...

11 ways to be a more patient parent

11 ways to be a more patient parent

Every parent loses his or her patience — it’s a fact of life. I don’t claim to be the world’s most patient parent — but it’s a goal of mine, and it’s something I’m dedicated to becoming. There are no perfect angels when it comes to mums and dads — we all get...

A quick guide to managing tantrums in older kids

A quick guide to managing tantrums in older kids

This quick guide to managing tantrums is part of our quick guide to life series. Short, sharp advice that tackles the pain points of parenting. It felt weird at first to call an article "managing tantrums" on a parenting site for older kids. But if the way my...

Goodbye angry mum: How I overcame my anger and stopped the yelling

Goodbye angry mum: How I overcame my anger and stopped the yelling

I was an angry mum for way too long. It actually felt like my set-point was Angry Mum - I was just constantly going mental about something and the little respites of not being angry started to get further and further apart. I regularly yelled and felt justified in the...

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