Writers: Frank McColl

Frank McColl

Frank McColl is a primary teacher and writes teacher resource materials for primary and secondary schools. She has one quirky toddler who keeps her on her toes.

13 ideas to deal with arguing and backchat

tips to deal with arguing and backchat

Has your cute and cheeky child suddenly turned into an argumentative opinionated kid with an attitude to match?¬†Do you find yourself saying yes to things just to prevent the battle?¬†Let’s look into 13 ideas to deal with arguing and backchat. Continue reading »

Appropriate discipline for babies

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It can be hard for parents to know where to draw the line between being too permissive, or being too strict. Try to think about discipline as guiding your child to be an adult who can make decisions that are good for them and those around them. This means as they get older, you need to start holding back more and letting them make their own decisions, and bear the consequences of those decisions themselves. Take clothing for example: Continue reading »

How to deal with teenage anger

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Anger in teens can be particularly ¬†frightening or upsetting for the adults around them. Teens are at a time of their lives when emotions can overcome them and they don’t know what to do with these strong feelings. As parents and care givers, we may feel overwhelmed in the face of such strong emotions, or unsure how best to deal with the aggressive behaviours that often accompany extreme anger.

Firstly, we need to examine our own experiences of anger. If you were taught it wasn’t okay to be angry, you may consciously or unconsciously project this belief onto your children. You will find it helpful to try and put this belief aside and concentrate on teaching your teens how to manage their anger in appropriate ways.

Children and adults can get angry for a wide range of reasons. Some of the more common ones are:

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The angry preschooler

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Anger in preschool aged children can be pretty frightening or upsetting for the adults around them. We may feel overwhelmed in the face of such strong emotions, or unsure how best to deal with the aggressive behaviours that often accompany extreme anger. In many cases, the child cannot even express why they are angry and this can make it particularly difficult to understand and deal with.¬† Continue reading »

15 new ideas for dealing with an angry child

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Anger in children can be pretty frightening or upsetting for the adults around them. We may feel overwhelmed in the face of such strong emotions, or unsure how best to deal with the aggressive behaviours that often accompany extreme anger. Here’s 15 new ideas for dealing with an angry child. Continue reading »

31 Tips for travelling with family food allergies

traveling with food allergies

Travelling with children, and family members, who have food allergies can add extra stress to family holidays. The secret is to plan ahead! Check out our tips for travelling with family food allergies.

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