December 4, 2019

...At bedtime my child turns into a dehydrated philosopher who needs a hug!

The day is done, but the bedtime battle has just begun.

”Right! Bedtime in 5 minutes!”

The tired parent looks at the clock yearning for their much deserved down time. The child senses this - and...

August 30, 2019

Consequences and punishments are used to reflect back to the child the after effects of their choices or behaviour.  However, they can often have the opposite effect causing more unwanted behaviour. 

Consequences are only helpful if;

1; The consequence is a natural...

August 25, 2019

A great skill to acquire as a preschool teacher is knowing how and when to take a child from their parent. Confidently insisting to the parent the their child will be fine, waving them off to work and quickly distracting the child with the days activities. That was me....

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