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Dr. Allison Rees

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Dr. Allison Rees is a parent educator, counsellor and coach at LIFE Seminars (Living in Families Effectively). lifeseminars.com.

Healthy Anxiety

Children need to experience healthy anxiety. Everybody does. Just the right amount of frustration or concern motivates us to take useful action. With healthy...

What Are You Willing & Not Willing to Do?

Logical consequences are often ineffective. Why? If the antecedents (triggers) or causes of the behaviour are strong, consequences don’t work. Antecedents can be hunger...

Your Inner Expert

There is no end to the things we can worry about as parents, along with no end of advice from the experts out there....

Growing a Self

It can be a shock when our children start asserting themselves as they struggle to become independent. A child who was sweet and cooperative...

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There

At times, the most powerful action you can take is to do or say nothing. Take a moment to think about the last unfavourable...

Teaching Resistance

Nagging stops children from taking initiative. This anxious micro-managing only teaches kids to dawdle and resist requests. Children want to be in charge of...

Hello Stress

When we’re under stress, we tend to become cranky and irritable. Stress, often caused by too many demands and not enough “downtime,” is one...

Hindsight is 20/20

During stressful times it is really hard to practice all those great parenting skills we have learned.Because we all have a history of some...

The Relationship Saboteur

Communication is 90 per cent body language. Our tone of voice or that look on our face can say more about how we are...

Lock Down Good Habits

Schoolwork is a kid issue, but how does that look during lockdown?We care about our kids and want to support them, but this is...

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