Advice on calmer parenting
Patience: a concept that flitters through my brain every minute of every day with the best of intentions – intentions that are not always put into practice.
But I am learning. Helena Bonham Carter is also learning.
The celebrity mum recently made headlines when she told Jay Leno how she used “Calmer, Easier, Happier” parenting skills on her children. This advice on calmer parenting skills has really helped Helena.
She also says that parenting is harder than acting – don’t we love an honest woman!
Ms BC hired parent coach guru Noël Janis-Norton, founder and director of The New Learning Centre in London and known for her unique “Calmer, Easier, Happier” parenting methods, to give her a crash course in mummy management.
Helena, mum of Billy Ray (7) and Nell (3), says;
It helped me tremendously with the kiddies, and I also found it invaluable in dealing with Tim.
Being able to effectively manage the exuberant eccentricities of Mr Tim Burton (never mind two children under the age of 10) is a great testimony to the powers of the “Calmer, Easier, Happier” parenting technique.
Some of Noël’s top tips to creating harmony within the family unit are as follows:
Congratulate good behaviour – it’s easy to focus on the negative. When you do say “Well done,” be sure to mention what she’s done well in the same sentence.
Have an early bedtime in place. Children under 4 need to go to bed no later than 7:30. Give your toddler a long, fun bath before bed to get the last of her energy out.
Talk to your partner regularly. Sit down each evening and discuss any issues that have arisen during the day. It’ll focus your minds so that you’re both on the same page with your children.
To read more about “Calmer, Easier, Happier” parenting, check out Calmerparenting.co.uk.
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