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Descriptive Praise

Descriptive Praise: The Greatest Motivator

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Raising girls

We know there are better ways to do things. It’s always worth learning from good practise and improving what we have. Join Noël Janis-Norton, author,teacher, trainer speaker learning and behavioural specialist has developed a practical, solution-focused approach parenting programme, called Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting as we talk about raising a girl.

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Raising boys

Join Noël Janis-Norton, author,teacher, trainer speaker learning and behavioural specialist has developed a practical, solution-focused approach parenting programme, called Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting as we talk about raising a boy.

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How to deal with conflicting parenting styles

In this podcast Noel explores why it’s so important for parents to present a ‘united front’. Consistency reduces tension and confusion. The couple relationship feels better. Children and teens feel better and behave better. Noel then explains how parents can establish a clear, consistent approach to parenting, even though initially each parent is likely to view family issues differently, based on each one’s temperament, personality, experiences and values. (The interview starts at 31.50 in the podcast)

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The role of the father and the role of the mother in guiding boys to be all that they can be by Noel Janis-Norton

In this article I focus on helping fathers understand the vital role they play in bringing out the best in their sons. Fathers may not feel confident about taking on this role, especially if their own father was absent or distant, possibly uninvolved or too critical. So I also address how mothers can support fathers to step more fully into this important position in the family...

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Taking Care of Your Couple Relationship by Noel Janis-Norton

In long-term couple relationships both partners tend to gradually narrow the range of the activities they do together, the topics they talk about together, and the ways they show affection for each other. Research tells us that they even narrow the range of the types of clothing they wear and the language they use. This is known as being ‘in a rut’...

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Calmer, Easier, Happier Screen Time by Noel Janis-Norton

Are you worried that your children or teens are spending too much time in front of screens? You may have tried unsuccessfully in the past to curb screen time. Don’t give up. You don’t have to accept that this is just the way life is nowadays. Getting back in charge of the screens in your home may feel impossible or not worth the hassle...

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Switching the Boy Brain on to Reading by Noel Janis-Norton

(excerpt from "Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys" published 2015 by Hodder & Stoughton)

Why boys need to become readers
Parents and teachers need to move heaven and earth to help boys become skilled and regular readers.
Here’s why....

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Top Tips For Reading Aloud

(excerpt from “Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework” by Noël Janis-Norton)

Read to your child
Reading to our children is the most effective, as well as the easiest, quickest and most enjoyable, way to improve reading comprehension. Unless your child is a very skilled and confident reader, the books she is likely to choose to read for her own pleasure usually will not be particularly challenging. They will probably be within the comfort zone of words she can read without a struggle.....

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The Never Ask Twice Method for Achieving the Habit of Cooperation

There are many times every day when our children are not doing anything wrong, but we have one eye on the clock so we want them to move on from what they are doing in order to start doing the next thing on our agenda.

We would like our children to respond as soon as we give an instruction, but often they’re so absorbed in what they’re doing that they barely seem to hear us. And even when they do hear, they don’t want to stop playing....

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Summer Holidays Survival Tips

The school holidays can seem to last an awfully long time when you've got restless or squabbling children at home. Here are our top tips for keeping your children and teens happily occupied over the summer break...

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Summer Holidays Can Lead to School Success

Help your children achieve their academic potential

  • Make a short list of the basic academic skills that you have noticed your children need to improve.
  • To help children learn to tackle schoolwork and homework independently, start by training them to play independently.
  • Limit screen time to one hour a day (a half-hour a day if under aged eight) to give children the opportunity to develop other, more intellectually challenging pastimes.....

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Fostering self-reliance

The ability to deal successfully with everyday situations, whether these situations are familiar or new, is one of the main building blocks of a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Confidence is all about knowing you can handle challenges. It is the attitude of “I can do it!” or “I’ve never done this before, but I’ll give it a try!”...

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Christmas Holidays - Harmony or Hysterics

Children look forward eagerly to the Christmas holidays, while parents may be filled with a nagging sense of dread as they contemplate foot-long to-do lists, a tight budget, squabbling children underfoot, and the shops awash with relentless, commercialised Christmas cheer. But Christmas doesn’t have to be like this. With some careful planning, parents and children can enjoy calmer, easier, happier holidays. Here’s how...

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