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...

Self-care – I’m so bad at it!

Self-care is something I’m always telling parents to do and a key aspect of NVR, yet I’m bad at doing it myself!  The week before Christmas I realised just how bad I was when I ended up spending several days in my pj’s with exhaustion, a migraine and feeling under the...

Boundaries vs Baskets

  What’s the difference between boundaries and baskets?  It’s a question I was asked recently and has come up before, so here’s an explanation. Baskets are what we use in NVR to help determine and prioritise the behaviours that you are going to focus...

Communicating with your child

We communicate all the time, with everyone, it’s natural (for most people) and part of our lives. We don’t always think about how we communicate though. It can be very easy to communicate in a way that doesn’t give the intended message, or isn’t helpful to the other...

Trigger Happy!

As a parent you probably spend a lot of time trying to work out what might be the cause of negative behaviour, anger or sadness in your child. And, the NVR training gives us a framework for proactively looking for ‘triggers’ that might cause a meltdown. You might be...