Category: PARENTING

Positive Discipline: Giving Your Child A Sense Of Autonomy

As children grow older, they like to explore and push boundaries. What they are looking for is a sense of autonomy and self-confidence, an important cog in the wheel of development. The way parents handle this is crucial for the child’s development. When children are not allowed to explore in a child proof home or are punished and…

Practice Positive Discipline: Your Child Will Thank You For It

The first weeks of a baby’s life can be difficult and tiring for the new parents. Some parents can be completely overwhelmed with this new life that is suddenly thrust upon them. During these early phases, mistakes can be made that can have an effect in the years to come.  Experts often cite the first…

Does Abuse In Childhood Determine Our Career?

One of the enduring questions of human development and behaviour is why we take the paths that we do. What influences us in our choice of partner, profession, lifestyle and other things that make us who we are? This is a deep and complicated question even if a “good enough” upbringing has been experienced but…

Need A Self Help Book?: My Top 5 For Personal Change

I have always been an avid reader and especially of self-help books. I find the positive message they portray encouraging for my work and I often recommend them on to my clients. Even though, I have read many over the years, there are a few that I always go back to and are constant companions.…

How Listening Skills Make The Difference

As a therapist, I do a lot of couples therapy. That means I deal frequently with warring, dysfunctional relationships in most cases. Most people enter couples therapy as a last resort to save their marriage or relationship. Some expect me to tell them what to do. Others are surprised when I tell them it is…

Is Your Ex Complicating Your New Relationship?

During couples therapy, many reasons for a lack of harmony come out. Infidelity, lack of communication skills, losing interest in the relationship amongst others, are commonly cited as troublesome for one or both people. All are very valid reasons for seeking help. However, one complicating factor that is sometimes present is the presence of an…

How Childhood Abuse Can Subdue The Inner Child

When we think about child abuse, our thoughts often stop at sexual abuse of minors. However, the term child abuse, often replaced by child maltreatment, has a broad spectrum of definition. The WHO defines it as follows : “Child maltreatment, sometimes referred to as child abuse and neglect, includes all forms of physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual…

New Podcast: Make Divorce About The Kids, Not You

When divorce shatters the family structure, parents are often on opposing sides, leaving the children in the middle. Learn what can happen during this stressful time and what parents should and should not do to help their kids cope. For more resources and articles by Dr. Jenner, check the links below: https://www.freefromcodependency.com https://www.boundariesofthesoul.com https://www.drnjenner.com

Make Divorce About The Kids, Not You!

Divorce is an ugly business. Anyone who has been through it will testify to the emotional turmoil associated with it. Even the one who instigated the proceedings can be very badly affected by the process. Apart from the emotional issues, there is the legal and mediation process to deal with. No-one is quite the same…