Parental Presence

Parental presence is the central pillar of NVR, it supports us in creating strong, connected relationships with our children. When we have strong relationships we see a reduction in challenging behaviours from our children and as parents we feel more in control and...

0-60 in 2.6 seconds

Does it feel like your child is going from 0 – 60 in 2.6 seconds?  So often when I ask parents they say yes! It can feel like my own son does as well.  It’s hard to manage when it feels like it’s coming out of the blue. Have you ever had one of those days...

Technology – between a rock and a hard place!

Technology is a word that can bring fear to the heart of any parent.  Kids seem to know so much and even some toddlers can use a tablet.  There’s a wealth of information out there about how much time children should be spending in front of screens and the potential...

Helping Children with sleep anxiety – part 2

This is a great guest blog from Lauren Peacock at Little Sleep Stars.  This is the second part of her mini-series helping all you who are struggling with sleep issues. In the first part of this mini-series, I discussed the relationship between anxiety and sleep. Here...

Helping Children with Sleep Anxiety

This blog is by the lovely Lauren Peacock from Little Sleep Stars.  I know bedtimes and sleeping is an issue for many parents, so I asked if she would write a guest blog for me and she agreed.  In this blog she shares her ideas on helping children who are worried...

Does NVR work with teenagers?

I’m often asked if NVR works with teenagers.  The short answer is yes.  If you’re using it with the desire of building a strong relationship with your child, as opposed to just ‘dealing with the difficult behaviour’ it will work even better.  It is not a magic wand...

Book Review – Am I supposed to feel this way?

    The book is written for birth children to help them understand the feelings they have when adopting a younger sibling. It’s easy to read, child friendly and designed for them to draw and write in. My son said that it looked good – high praise from him! It’s...