Behaviour

From active kids to moody teenagers, we cover a range of ways to understand your child’s behaviour so that you know what to expect and how to respond. Featuring straightforward tips on positive communication, we tackle issues from sibling rivalry to teen pregnancy, offering pointers and support to help you raise your children in a safe, happy environment.

Can you spoil your baby?

Can you spoil your baby?

How to respond to your baby's cries - should you pick them up or leave

Toddler independence

Toddler independence

Supporting toddlers as they strive to be independent

Forming a relationship with your child

Forming a relationship with your child

Getting to know your baby

Tantrums

Tantrums

Understanding and dealing with tantrums

Five ways to raise your self esteem

Five ways to raise your self esteem

A confidence booster for parents

Six ways to keep your temper

Six ways to keep your temper

Keeping your cool

Sexting 9-19

Sexting 9-19

What this means and how to respond if your child is targeted

Growing up too fast?

Growing up too fast?

Why children are growing up faster

How to arrange a family day out

How to arrange a family day out

Planning a day trip for the family

Being assertive

Being assertive

Speaking up for yourself and your child

Attention seeking

Attention seeking

Dealing with attention-seeking behaviour

Aggressive children

Aggressive children

Helping children to deal with their anger

Media pressure

Media pressure

The effects of media and advertising on your children

Kids these days: 21st century parenting

Kids these days: 21st century parenting

A look at parenting styles today

My child always says 'no'

My child always says 'no'

What to do when children always say 'no'

Mixing with older kids

Mixing with older kids

The influence of older friends and siblings

I want this! I want that!

I want this! I want that!

Help your child manage their desires and expectations

Bored all the time

Bored all the time

Preventing boredom by supporting your child's development through play

Families working together

Families working together

Making sure boundaries are consistent with the whole family

Help! I'm turning into my parents

Help! I'm turning into my parents

How much of your parenting style is influenced by your own parents?

Bullying 5-9: advice

Bullying 5-9: advice

The next steps to take if you find out your child is being bullied

Raising confident kids

Raising confident kids

Help your child to grow up happy and confident

What to expect: 7-9 yr olds

What to expect: 7-9 yr olds

Everyone's different, so what should you expect at this age? Part 2

Truth, fibs and lies

Truth, fibs and lies

Dealing with lies, half-truths and exaggerations

Kids who don’t listen

Kids who don’t listen

Practical tips for better communication with your child

What to expect: 5-7 yr olds

What to expect: 5-7 yr olds

Everyone's different, so what should you expect at this age? Part 1

Bedwetting

Bedwetting

Top tips for coping with bedwetting

Is my child too active?

Is my child too active?

Helpful tips for parents of active children

Why kids misbehave

Why kids misbehave

Setting boundaries to encourage good behaviour

Positive discipline

Positive discipline

Alternative methods for encouraging good behaviour

My child is so competitive

My child is so competitive

Supporting a highly competitive child

Sulking

Sulking

Getting through to a sulking child

Do I worry too much

Understanding your protective instinct and learning to let go

Other parents' rules

Other parents' rules

Rules and values in someone else's home

Great expectations

Great expectations

How to encourage your child to do well without pushing them too far

Resolving disagreements

Resolving disagreements

Finding solutions for family conflicts

My child is out of control

My child is out of control

What to do if your child becomes disruptive or aggressive

I don't like my child

I don't like my child

Navigating your way through this difficult - but common - phase

Am I too strict?

Am I too strict?

Are your rules are creating undue tension?

My child is a bully

My child is a bully

What to do if your child is accused of bullying

Respect and diversity

Respect and diversity

How to talk to your child about diversity and values

Squabbling siblings

Squabbling siblings

Maintain peace at home between brothers and sisters

Friendship blues and bust-ups

Friendship blues and bust-ups

Support your child through important times with their friends

Chores and choices

Chores and choices

Helping your child to join in and play an active part in the home

Understanding early teens

Understanding early teens

What does a teen really want from a parent? How to cope day by day

In with the wrong crowd

In with the wrong crowd

Help your child make wise friendship choices and stay safe

Kids behaving badly

Kids behaving badly

Reinforcing good behaviour for positive results

Boyfriends, girlfriends… already?

Boyfriends, girlfriends… already?

Looking at young relationships today

Peer pressure 9-14

Peer pressure 9-14

Coping with your pre-teen’s need to fit in and have it all

Teenage drinking culture

Teenage drinking culture

Produced in collaboration with Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Teenagers and holidays

Teenagers and holidays

How to take a teenager on holiday

My angry teenager

My angry teenager

Supporting a teen through anger issues

Teens behind closed doors

Teens behind closed doors

Why teens need privacy

Can I trust my teen?

Can I trust my teen?

Learning to trust your teen as they become more independent

Struggling to cope

Struggling to cope

Produced in collaboration with YoungMinds

Discipline for teens

Discipline for teens

Changing discipline and parenting styles for teenagers

Be a role model

Be a role model

Your teen looks up to you

Teen violence at home

Teen violence at home

Living with a violent or aggressive teenager

Tribal teens

Tribal teens

Understanding youth culture

Teen parties

Teen parties

What to do when your teenager wants to throw a party

Becoming a young grandparent

Becoming a young grandparent

What might happen when your teenager becomes a parent

Gangs

Gangs

Talk about and deal with the potential dangers of gangs

What’s good about teens?

What’s good about teens?

What are teens really like? Dispelling the hoodie myth

Pregnant teens and young fathers

Pregnant teens and young fathers

Help your child make choices and take responsibility

Costing me a fortune

Costing me a fortune

Save money by teaching your children to earn and save

Runaway teens

Runaway teens

The warning signs, and what to do if your teen runs away from home

Peace and quiet

Peace and quiet

Top tips for keeping things calm and peaceful at home

Teenage years

Teenage years

Keeping your teen safe while supporting their need for independence

Teens who don’t talk

Teens who don’t talk

Keeping lines of communication and trust open with your teen

My teen watches porn

My teen watches porn

What this means and how to keep things out in the open