By edinparentcentre, Aug 19 2015 11:20PM
It’s back to school once more now that the Summer Holidays have ended. Despite the awful weather I hope that you all had a healthy and constructive summer break. I hope you found some sunshine somewhere and had an enjoyable time with the children, building memories, learning new skills, improving others and making positive connections with your children that will last a lifetime. If this was not the ideal summer for you, you are not alone.
Sometimes the ideal summer is not possible because summer can frequently be a stressful time for parents juggling work and time with the children. With the school routine gone a child’s behaviour can deteriorate due to the changes in the family routines and boredom can also play a part in this too. The opportunity for parents to spend more time with their children can sometimes become a long drawn-out period of family conflict. So if you had a difficult time this summer how did you cope?
Did you react to your child in the same way every time and found yourself in yet another upset or conflict? If so it's time to act in a different way
Did you get upset when your child got angry, started crying, was rude or started to fight? If so it’s time to find new ways of dealing effectively with feelings, both yours and your child’s and learn how to manage conflict?
Is your child not listening to you or do you feel you are not in control of situations?
If so it’s time to learn new ways of communicating better with your child.
Do you think that it’s your responsibility to solve all problems including tidying up after your child? If so it’s time to look at ways to motivate your child to help you.
Do you encourage your child to take more responsibility by giving choices and setting boundaries? If not it’s time to be both firm and gentle
If you can answer yes to any of the above questions our courses and workshops can help you find new ways of interacting with your children that will change, not only your summers, but your lives forever. Why not start this school year with a new slate?
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