Writers: Diane Levy

Diane Levy

Diane Levy’s warm, humorous, practical and commonsense approach to raising children is evident in her writing, her speaking and her private practice in Auckland as a family therapist. Her main focus is on coaching parents.

She is also the author of the best-seller “Of course I love you…NOW GO TO YOUR ROOM”, “They look so lovely when they’re asleep” and “Time Out for tots, teens and everyone in between."

Parenting teens

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Parenting expert Diane Levy provides some background explanation, tips, information and advice about problems raising teenage children (girls and boys), child behaviour, and parenting teens in New Zealand. Continue reading »

Obedient children

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Frustrated in your efforts with the behaviour problems and development issues of your young boy or girl?  Whether it be a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 year old, parenting expert Diane Levy provides advice how to get your toddler or young children to do as they are told, and hence develop obedient, compliant children. Continue reading »

Dealing with bullying

Dealing with bullying

Bullying continues to be an awful problem for many children. Our first step needs to be to listen to our children’s story and support their feelings, although this may not be enough to solve the problem. Continue reading »

The Big Picture: Guiding your child’s potential

Guiding your child's potential

As we confront the daily challenges of child behaviour, child development, discipline, and raising children, let us calmly pause to remind ourselves of the ‘big picture’ as parents. Let’s take some time to consider what our parenting goals truly are, and your role in guiding your child’s potential.

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Do as you’re told!

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I was teaching a parenting seminar a few weeks ago and showing parents how to insist that their children do as they are told. A parent asked, “But isn’t that intimidation?” It was a totally reasonable question and one that I was happy to address. It certainly set me thinking. “Why should children do as they are told?”

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Outrageous behavior

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There is a programme I try not to miss during the week at 4.00 p.m. on Radio New Zealand National called “The Panel.” The host has two guest panelists whose opinion he seeks on a variety of topical issues. At some point in the hour he always has a “What’s on your mind?” section where he asks the panelists to talk about anything that is particularly on their mind.

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Children and Grief

Children and Grief

The Christchurch mosque shootings have shaken most of us to the core. There is just a general disbelief that anything like this could have happened in New Zealand… ever! The families of those lost will be grieving their loved ones for many years to come.

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Questions from parents 3

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Thank you to all the lovely people who have sent me “real” questions about their daily lives as parents. I will answer them in the order they arrived.

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Parenting questions 2

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Thank you to all the lovely people who have sent me “real” questions about their daily lives as parents. I will answer them in the order they arrived

Questions from parents

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Thank you to all the lovely people who have sent me “real” questions about their daily lives as parents. I will answer them in the order they arrived

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