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Posted by Samantha on October 9, 2015 in Parenting Dilemmas

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How much whingeing is enough?

Posted by Samantha on March 3, 2014 in Feelings, Happiness, Ignoring Behaviour, Parenting Dilemmas

I recently overheard an exchange between a father and daughter at our local swimming pool. It began with a Dad trying to blow-dry his daughter’s hair and not getting as much cooperation as he needed.  His daughter wasn’t facing him or staying still.  She was around 8 years old so it wasn’t an unreasonable request […]

 
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Letting them hate you

Posted by Samantha on September 23, 2013 in Anger, Parenting Dilemmas, Relationships

Right now, at this precise moment in time, my daughter is hating me.  She doesn’t “not mean it”.  She doesn’t “not understand”.  I won’t let her do what she wants (Watch a movie).  So she’s mad at me. She was sticking out her tongue at me and making raspberry noises 5 minutes ago.  So I put […]

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When teenagers have sex…

Posted by Samantha on August 15, 2013 in Parenting Dilemmas, Relationships, Responsibility, Teenagers

I’ve just read a story about a 17 year old boy who jumped to his death from the Forth Road Bridge.  He was being blackmailed about online conversations he’d had with someone he thought was a girl his own age.  You can read more about this sad story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2394520/Dunfermline-teenager-Daniel-Perry-17-kills-blackmailers-trick-Skype.html When will we begin to […]

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How do you prevent persistent pestering…?

I’ve decided I’ve had it with pestering.  So today I created a plan to deal with being pestered by my children. I hope this will stop me getting worn down by the pestering, and therefore, giving in.  I also hope that it will mostly eliminate it. First, it’s worth mentioning that although most children pester, […]

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Now look what you’ve done!!

Posted by Samantha on December 3, 2012 in Boundaries, Discipline, Mistakes, Parenting Dilemmas, Respect, Rules

Last week I had a question from a parent wondering  what to do about a five year old girl who ignored her mother’s requests to stop playing with a snow-globe in the home of someone they were visiting. Fearing a breakage, this Mum upped her requests to a clear (and no doubt reasonable) insistence that […]

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How much should we talk about divorce with our kids?

Posted by Samantha on October 12, 2012 in Divorce, Empathy, Parenting Dilemmas, Separation and Divorce, Telling the truth

Last week my children got home and there were still two books on my kitchen table from a cuppa earlier that day with a friend.  That friend has a family member about to separate from their partner with whom they have a 4 year old child. For the adults: What about the children?” by Julie […]

 
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Is there really a “good mother” gene?

Posted by Samantha on September 20, 2012 in Nature v Nurture, Parenting Dilemmas

I guess I can congratulate the Metro for not massively overstating the recent findings of Dr Ana Ribiero and her team.  Their article is here for those who would like to read it: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/912269-good-mother-gene-determines-how-much-effort-you-put-into-raising-kids In a nutshell, the research shows that mice differ with respect to how much they lick, nurse and retrieve their young.  The […]

 
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Do children need to play computer games?

Posted by Samantha on August 12, 2012 in Parenting Dilemmas, Play

Last week my irritation with screen-based computer games came to a head.  It’s not been the greatest summer weather-wise and poor weather always spells a more lenient attitude to screen-time in our house. But what bothered me last week wasn’t the fact that my son and daughter play these games, but merely the fact that […]

 
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When you and your child’s other parent don’t live together

Posted by Samantha on July 21, 2012 in Guilt, Hope, Parenting Dilemmas, Separation and Divorce, Worry

Ought a child have access to a parent who does not live with them?  My simple answer is yes.  Except when the better answer is no. And it really is that ‘grey’ a situation in my opinion. There are times, heart-breaking though it may be, when the better course of action may be for a […]

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