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Parent's Questions and Answers

Introduction

The How Do You series of articles below, have been written in response to questions asked by parents in short surgery type presentations and workshops. Each page contains a number of bullet point answers giving appropriate responses and strategies for each question. The format reflects the workshop format that they originate from and the strategies are necessarily brief. Where possible there are links to more detailed articles and to other useful resources.

The strategies are not necessarily in any particular order and some may contradict each other. Different children respond to different strategies and sometimes trying the opposite of what is being advised may work. It is best to just choose one or two strategies at a time and give a few weeks to trial out whether they will work for your child. The key is too be patient and flexible in your approach. Also consider whether a strategy is suitable for your child's age and literacy skills.

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Questions

Click on the link to be taken to the page with advice and strategies:

How do you balance the needs of your children?

How do you deal with defiance?

How do you explain laughing when disciplining your child?

How do you explain showing off?

How do you figure out their underlying anxieties?

How do you get a child to recognise personal space?

How do you get a six year old to use the toilet?

How do you get your child to be confident?

How do you get your child to positively engage with homework?

How do you get your child to go to sleep?

How do you get your child to tell you they're stressed?

How do you get your child to try new foods?

How do you ignore a child's behaviour?

How do you manage your child's anger?

How do you react when your child says they want to die?

How do you respond when your child runs off?

How do you retreat without your child thinking they've 'won'?

How do you stop a child having the last word?

How do you stop a child attention seeking?

How do you stop a child breaking things

How do you get a child to stop interrupting you?

How do you get your child to stop moaning and overreacting?

How do you stop a child waking everybody

How do you stop shouting at your child?

How do you talk to a child about their behaviour?

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