• I think Haileysmum gave a really good reply there. I would think everyone feels it is dealt with as your husband spoke to her already and she as apologised. Just keep an eye on it in the future and if it happens again you may need to discuss it with the coach but I wouldn’t necessarily do it in the heat of the moment as tempers will most likely…[Read more]

  • This is such a regular story unfortunately, especially at this age. We hand over devices to our kids and sometimes discuss how to behave online and sometimes we don’t. It’s essential that we speak our children about how to interact with others while online for a number of reasons. Firstly, so they know how to handle things if someone tries to…[Read more]

  • HelpMeToParent replied to the topic Puberty books in the forum Education 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    The one that I’ve found really useful for kids is “What’s Happening To My Body”. It’s laid out in chronological order so deals with things without you having to jump forward and backwards throughout the book.

  • HelpMeToParent replied to the topic Night terrors? in the forum National Chat 6 months ago


    One of the things that I have found that works really well is to get your child a notebook and every evening they write down what went on in their day. A nice step on is for you to reply about how your day was. This has a two fold benefit, you guys get another really positive communication vehicle that can be used as she gets older and,…[Read more]

  • Hi All,
    These stories are all so familiar to us from parents who attend our Parenting Teenagers courses. Most of us react in the wrong way causing even more turmoil and fraction when there is an issue with our teens. We teach you how to pause, set rules that make sense, enforce consequences and follow through. Why not consider having a look at…[Read more]

  • Hi all,
    I run Help Me To Parent ( and I understand exactly what you mean. If I was in a ‘normal’ job, I would come home from work, forget about it and plan my evenings and weekends around my life. Now, I find it hard to drag myself away from work and don’t seem to get any leisure time. If I do manage to get a ‘day off’ I…[Read more]

  • Hi Pookie,
    We would be delighted to come along. We have a lot of Dads (60/40 Mums to Dads) who attend our classes and we always get great feedback. I’ve put you in my diary and will be in touch. Next Saturday we are running our Parenting After Separation or Divorce workshop and so I am run off my feet this week.
    Thanks for the invitation!
    Martina 😀