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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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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 to handle biting

Posted by Samantha on February 22, 2012 in Biting, Telling the truth

There’s no doubt about it, the article on biting on the Supernanny website is very good (you’ll also find a link to the article at the end of this one).  In fact, it’s excellent in terms of explaining why biting might occur.  It’s also good (but not excellent in my opinion) for suggestions on how […]

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Stop pestering me!

Posted by Samantha on December 13, 2011 in Boundaries, Discipline, Parenting Dilemmas, Punishment

I heard a good story recently about a Mum who used boundaries really effectively to improve a situation that involved two children, some manner of computer game and a lot of pestering. It seems that this family worked out that the children would be allowed play the games console for a couple of hours on […]

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