Co-author with Tony Wolf of Get Out of My Life (Profile Books), the bestselling parent’s... · 30 янв 2017
Encourage them to find their passion. It’s what makes life meaningful and purposeful, and having the wherewithal to follow that passion is what brings children to realise who they are.
They need your support and to know that you’re there but they also need to find it themselves and to... Читать далее
I am a father of three girls, they ask lots of questions. So I've had a lot of practice... · 19 янв 2017
Tell them the truth, but don't tell them anything that will frighten them.
You could start by saying that there are lots of people in the world and so there are lots of different ideas about what is the right way to organise things and about the rules that we have.
Then say that when... Читать далее
Can parenting skills be taught or are they innate?
Parenting and Relationship Coach and a serial entrepreneur with an MBA from INSEAD. He is... · 1 дек 2016
There’s research that shows the only real instincts that we have as parents are protection and nurturing. All the other skills are actually learnt or passed down through generations.
As parents we then decide whether we want to do things the same way our parents did or whether we want... Читать далее
What is the best course of action when my child gets angry?
Parenting and Relationship Coach and a serial entrepreneur with an MBA from INSEAD. He is... · 8 дек 2016
With the exception of teenagers, the ages of six and seven is when rudeness and habits like answering back peaks in children.
Shouting back at them or punishing them is not the answer. Research shows is that when you shout at children you send them into ‘fight or flight’ or what’s... Читать далее
Professor of Education and Public Policy, and Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute at... · 21 дек 2016
I don’t think it should be scrapped in the sense that it suddenly became illegal to ask a pupil to research or finish a project outside school hours. I’d like to reserve the option to have tasks which are set outside the lesson boundaries – including revision, which appears to be... Читать далее
What steps can parents take to prevent cyber-bullying?
Psychologist and research scientist in psychodermatology, body image, counselling and... · 24 нояб 2016
One of the things I hear all the time from parents is “Oh I don’t understand Facebook or Twitter or the latest social media trend.” The world is changing at a fast pace but not understanding social media shouldn’t be an excuse. Parents must make it their job, indeed priority to... Читать далее
Which country has the best system for working mums – and why can’t Britain emulate it?
Author of Baby Proof Your Career: The Secret To Balancing Work And Family So You Can... · 20 дек 2016
Taking into account criteria such as childcare, flexible working and gender equality, Sweden is the hands down winner.A recent survey of expats living abroad by HSBC (the annual HSBC Expat Explorer Survey) showed that after Sweden came Austria and Finland. All three are excellent for... Читать далее
What strategies can be used to calm over-excited children in the run-up to Christmas?
Parenting and Relationship Coach and a serial entrepreneur with an MBA from INSEAD. He is... · 9 дек 2016
Children are very energy-efficient. If they feel that they’re getting lots of attention for something – be it a negative or a positive behaviour – they’re hardwired to keep doing it again and again.
All attention is good attention to a child, and as soon as they notice they are in... Читать далее
Which aspect of parenting do new mums and dads fail to prepare for?
Psychologist and research scientist in psychodermatology, body image, counselling and... · 23 нояб 2016
In modern society during this era of airbrushed life on Instagram, we tend to fetishize parenthood. Timelines are full of photos of cute babies in idyllic settings posted by proud parents. These photos and gushing posts can make parenting and family life look like doddle to an... Читать далее
What are the surprises of becoming a parent for the first time?
You’ve read all the books, been to the classes and spoken to others on online forums. But nothing can prepare you for parenthood like the real thing.
You’ll discover what sleep deprivation really means. With new babies often needing to be fed 2-3 times per night, and breast or bottle... Читать далее