Cooperative Kids

10 ways to help children shift their moods

Ever had a child in a grumpy mood and she just doesn’t know how to make herself feel better? Alternatively, you may have... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

Ask what? not why? when kids act up

Asking WHY when kids misbehave generally closes down a conversation and puts them on the defensive. There’s a better que... Read more

5-10, 11-14

Beat bedtime battles

Getting kids to bed and keeping them there can be a battle for many parents. Here’s an approach that works, but you need... Read more


Behavioural consequences

The use of behavioural consequences is the ideal way to develop real responsibility in children of all ages. Find out the what... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Catch kids being good

Get more of the behaviours you want through feedback. Set your antennae on positive behaviours and be liberal with your descri... Read more

Consistency is the key

 A consistent approach to discipline helps put kids in control of their behaviour.  Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Curing parent deafness

Good news! There is a cure for parent deaf kids. But first it’s important to understand how your child caught became par... Read more

5-10, 11-14

Develop impulse control

A child’s ability to control his impulses is one of the biggest indicators of future success, and it’s something p... Read more

2-4, 5-10

Discipline and teenagers

Communicating with adolescence is never more challenging than when you’re trying to help them safely navigate their expa... Read more

11-14, 14+

Do kids grab your guilt gland?

Parent guilt leads to some poor decision-making by parents. It’s also something that children exploit. Read more

5-10, 11-14

Don’t pick up the rope

Behind most conflict between kids and parents are the deeper issues of Power, Position and Prestige. Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Don’t threaten, bribe or deal – breathe and act instead

Five great discipline habits to add to your parenting repertoire. Read more

Don't yell, move closer

As a busy parent it’s easy to give your voice a work out when you don’t get the cooperation you want from your chi... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Flexibility is a virtue

Here's a checklist to help make sure that you 'fight' about the right issues. Read more


Getting cooperation from kids

Here are 3 expert tips to help you cut through parent-deafness, and get more cooperation from your kids. Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

5 ideas to get young people to listen

When talking to young people it’s the little things you do and say that make the biggest difference. Read more

11-14, 14+

How consistency improves behaviour

Children love their parents to be consistent as they are able to predict how their parents will respond. Read more


Go visual to manage kids

Do you talk too much when you want kids to co-operate? Communicating visually with kids is a real game-changer. Read more

5-10, 11-14

Handling a teen’s outburst

Teenage outbursts take some nerve parents to manage. Even more so if you are parenting solo. Read more


Let the consequences do the talking

Consequences are a parent’s best friend when it comes to promoting real responsibility, while keeping your sanity in pla... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Mind their *#!!*!# language

Standards may change, but the job of parents hasn’t altered. That is, to teach kids to use language that doesn’t o... Read more

5-10, 11-14, 14+

Parenting toddlers

Mighty toddlers are also mighty explorers taking parents as well as themselves into new territory. Here are five big picture i... Read more


Purposeful behaviour

Learn about the four goals of misbehaviour and why it’s important to avoid your first impulse when kids misbehave. Read more

5-10, 11-14

Quick Discipline Audit

Here is a quick audit of your parenting in regard to discipline. Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Raising 'Make me' kids

Kids who like to rule the roost challenge parent authority. These communication tips will help put you in charge…..of y... Read more

2-4, 5-10

Resisting kids' pester power

Pester power is alive and well and living in many Australian homes. Here are some well-tested strategies to help reduce pester... Read more

2-4, 5-10

Steer clear of doing deals with kids

Do enough deals with kids and they learn that they get what they negotiate. That’s fine in the business world, but damn ... Read more

2-4, 5-10

Talk to the chair

Argumentative teens are hard work. Here’s a simple strategy that can really make teenagers listen. Read more


Taming temper tantrums

Hissy-fits, cracking the sads, chucking a wobbly…………….. temper tantrums come in many forms.... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Teaching children about time and place

It’s a parent’s job to socialise kids. Here are 5 ways you can develop a sense of OTHER in their children so that ... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

Teen brain: risk and opportunity

The teenage brain is a work in progress. Understanding how teen brain changes is important background knowledge to help you su... Read more

11-14, 14+

The language of cooperation

Every parent struggles from time to time to get more cooperation from kids of all ages. Discover the words to use to get more ... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

The rules of disengagement

Teenagers have a way of getting under parents’ skins. It helps to stay clear of the mind games that teenagers play Read more

11-14, 14+

Time to think

Some children benefit from being removed from their social environment for a short time to reflect on
their behaviour or think... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Tips for managing attention seekers

How do you manage 'Notice Me' or 'Help Me' behaviours? Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Use choices to get cooperation

Discipline is easy when kids are easy. Getting cooperation from ‘Make me’ kids can be a huge challenge.  Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Use the proximity principle to get more cooperation

The proximity principle is about making the best use of time, place and space to maximise our communication with oth... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

When you lose your temper

Ever blown your top to your children, only to regret it ten minutes later?  Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Why hot buttons work & what to do

Sometimes the ‘hot buttons’ kids press reflect long held views about parenting, and we simply over react when kids... Read more

2-4, 5-10

Know when to say NO to teenagers

It’s a small word that often meets with teenager resistance, but sometimes it’s the only response to make. Read more

11-14, 14+

Why is it valuable to make teens feel older?

It’s important for parents to find time and space to have conversations with their teenagers so they can find adult conn... Read more

11-14, 14+

Win kids’ cooperation, don’t demand it

In the days when obedience ruled parents generally relied on the language of coercion to get kids to help out or do the right ... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Some children benefit from being removed from their social environment for a short time to...

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

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