Building Self-Esteem in Children: 6-part article series

Bad-News_edit

How to talk to children about bad news stories

I feel guilty about shouting at my children

Fear of dogs

Bedtime is chaos, should I stagger bedtime for my three children?

girl-in-thought

Our nine year old worries that we will divorce (even though we are happily married).

Inspiration

My nine year old is anxious and a big worrier. How can I help her?

communion

Is Dad coming to my First Communion?

unhappy-girl

With a family history of anxiety and depression, I worry about my 4 year old

boy-thinking

My nine year old is very anxious

laundry

My nine year old still wets the bed

happy child group playing  on beach

My 5 year old daughter gets her little brother in trouble

Break between lessons

My 10 year old is shy and finds it hard to make friends

fruit-face

My fussy eaters are wearing me down

crying-girl

My 11 year is unhappy about my new relationship

Rubbing temples

Morning meltdowns: mine and the children’s

STSquareLogo

Talking about a tragedy

schoolbag

My junior infant doesn’t want to go back to school

sleep-moon

How to deal with night terrors?

sulking

How can I manage my 8 year old morning meltdowns?

boy-on-sofa

My son is unsettled after weekends with his father

DifficultSon27.08.13

How can I help my son manage his tics?

slippers-girl

My six year old won’t go to bed

dreamcatcher

My six year old has nightmares, how can we help her?

aggressive-boy

My son is mean to his younger sister

homework

How to get my nine year old to do his homework?

unhappy-teen

My daughter resents my new partner

Scared-bed

Our son is scared at night since burglary

bathroom-scale

My son is obese. How can we help him?

crying-girl-2

My eight year old is afraid of being kidnapped and won’t sleep alone

toothbrushing-cartoon

My six year old hates brushing his teeth. Is this a sensory problem?

teens-tech-IT-07.01.14

How can we get back to a better family life after a tough year?

Bad-cop

We argue over how to manage the kids, I’m alway’s bad cop.

twin-girls2

One of my twins is so cheeky

Photographer catching the light

My little girl can’t stop biting her nails

eyelashes

Trichotillomania: My daughter pulls out her eyelashes

Original_Internet_Safety

My 11 year old son has been looking at adult sites online

ADHD21.05.13

How can I help my 8 year old son with ADHD?

BadNews11.09.12

How do I explain war and murder to my 6yr old?

What should we tell our son about his diagnosis of Dyspraxia?

empty_Swing

Stranger Danger: How can I teach safety without scaring my child?

ScreenTime02.04.13

What rules should I have around technology for my teenagers?

ParentingWars02.11.10

Competitive Parenting

couple

Keeping a Happy Relationship After Children

Facebook02.01.13

Should I let my 13 year old on Facebook?

Loggerheads24.08.10

We argue over the best way to parent

mean-sis

My daughter is mean to her little brother

Building children’s self esteem and confidence

cyber-bullying-girl

If you suspect your child is being bullied or is a bully

worried-child

My 7 year is too anxious to go anywhere on her own

How can I support my shy child to make friends?

9yroldInMyBed01.10.13

My eight year old is too anxious to go to sleep alone.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

My little girl keeps telling lies.

friendship

Helping Children with Friendships

PocketMoney08.05.12

Pocket Money: How much should I give?’

How should I discuss suicide with my children?

Twins30.04.13

How do I help an identical twin who doesn’t like to be called a twin?

boy-bed

My nine-year-old still sleeps in my bed.

FearOfDeath22.10.13

How can I calm my child’s fear of death?

CopingWithSonsFears28.12.10

My 7 year old is anxious

DifficultSon27.08.13

How to bond with a ‘difficult’ negative child?

girl-angry

How to deal with my 5 year old’s anger?

climbing-tree

My 4 year old girl has no awareness of danger

Young Boy Pushing His Cars On The Table

My son’s assessment for autism was inconclusive. So, what’s next?

SoreLoser10.12.13

How do I stop my son being a sore loser?

Food19.11.13

How can I encourage healthy eating?

CaughtInBed12.11.13

Caught in bed by my 10-year-old daughter.

work_life_balance

As a working parent, how can I find more time for my kids?

BusySchedule29.10.13

Are my children doing too many activities/ classes?

Playdates24.09.13

Help with play dates

My husband gets angry with the kids

Babyish5yrold03.09.13

My five year old is acting like a baby

SadBoy

My 8 year old is very clingy

daughterobssesseddeath11.10.11_1

My child is obsessed with with us dying

SocialExclusion31.01.12

My daughter’s friends are excluding her. Is she being bullied?

Perfectionist20.07.10

My child is a perfectionist

Our daughter’s phobias seem to be getting worse

toddler-baby

Our son is jealous of the baby and we can’t handle his behaviour

ToiletHygiene06.07.10

Our son fails to grasp toilet hygiene message

EggDonation27.04.12

Egg Donation: Should I tell my kids how they were conceived?

teddy

Our little girl needs her teddy all the time

baby-boy-stork

I yearn for a baby girl in a house full of boys

gender

Is there a difference in bringing up boys and girls?

OnlyChild02.11.10

Raising an only child

TV25.01.11

My children are TV addicts, how can I stop it?

Learning to make friends

ClothingSensivity13.07.10

My daughter is very fussy about getting dressed

afterschool

How to get the balance right with after-school activities?

girl-plaits

My daughter is being called a bully

ShyGirl01.02.11

How can I help my shy 10 year old?

GirlyBoy07.12.10

Our son has a ‘girly’ side

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Big sister is mean to the younger one

Stepmother09.11.10

How to be a good stepmother

DaughtePostSeparation01.11.11

My daughter is behaving badly since our separation

vaccination

My child has a needle phobia

crying-girl

My daughter’s phobias seem to be getting worse

EatingHabits17.01.12

How can I change my son’s eating habits?

My 6 year old is a fussy eater

6yrOldConfidence22.11.11

How can I help my child be more confident?

teenPregnancy15.11.11

How to explain teenage pregnancy to my girls?

TVInBedroom31.07.12

My 9 year old wants a TV in the bedroom

GainingWeight18.09.12

My son is putting on weight

Parenting_When_Separated_Book_Cover

We’ve separated. Where can i get help for my son?

Facts of Life: At what age should we tell our children about sex?

SonTraumatised05.06.12

My son is anxious after being attacked.

nightmares19.06.12

Helping Children with Nightmares

phone

What age should I let my child have a mobile phone?

hug-girl-mum

How do I explain cancer to my children?

couple-argue

We argue about our aggressive five year old

son-mother

My son doesn’t want to see his dad

SonsWeight07.06.11

My 6 year old is overweight, how can i help him?

CopingFussyEater28.09.10

Coping with a fussy eater

OutOfHerBed06.11.12

My daughter won’t go to sleep without us

How can I support my shy child to make friends?