The Other Side of Patience

When you’re in a storm with your children it’s hard to see the other side. Your children are bickering or...

Siblings: is it war or peace in your home?

Sibling conflict tends to be an inevitable part of many families lives. When this happens children are on the look...

Three Cheers for School

Three cheers for September when the kids go back to school! “Hip hip” get jobs done in the house; “hip...

“Just-a-Minute” Parenting

There’s a new trend in parents’ conversations which has come into fashion in recent years. It seeps through the cracks...

Time-In For Bad Behaviour

When a child behaves badly, parents have typically sent them to their room in time-out, taken away a favourite toy...

What Is Your Child’s Language of Connection? Are you speaking it?

Children are experts at knowing deeply how we feel and specifically how we feel about them in any moment. They...

Gut Bacteria Affect Kid’s Behaviour

Parents can never be too complacent. Just when you think you have everything covered..…there’s always more! If you have a...

You Can’t ‘Teach’ a Child to be Good

You Can’t ‘Teach’ a Child to be Good

Parenting is a set of skills that needs practise. A recipe for successful parenting includes a large spoon of ‘good’...

Listening Circles for Parents in Lagos Portugal Video 3

Laura Newman of Connected Child Algarve Portugal will be holding the first of many listening circles for Parents here in...

Listening Circles for Parents in Lagos Portugal Video 2

Listening Circles for Parents in Lagos Portugal Starting March 6th 2017. Laura Newman of Connected Child will be holding the...

Listening Circles for Parents in Lagos Portugal video 1

Laura Newman of Connected Child Algarve Portugal will be holding the first of many listening circles for Parents here in...

Laura Newman

Interview with Laura from Connected Child

Laura Newman is a Speech Therapist and Child Behaviour Specialist who set up Connected Child in Portugal one year ago....

Is a Parent Consultation for you?

Normally we seek expert advice when we need something done or changed for which we don’t have the skills, like...

Parenting Solutions to Rude Behaviour

Parenting Solutions to Rude Behaviour

Rude Behaviour: How to Solve It Many parents complain about disrespectful behaviour from their children. Backchat, sarcasm, bad manners, swearing...

When It’s Time to Call a Speech Therapist

When It’s Time to Call a Speech Therapist

Communication difficulties in children are often missed or ignored as there is a lot of pressure to achieve academic success...

Does your child have the “Homework Blues”?

Does your child have the “Homework Blues”?

For most school-age children, homework starts in their early years and gradually builds; as it does so, frustration can build...

Easing Children back to school & optimising their Academic success

Easing Children back to school & optimising their Academic success

A new school year has arrived, bringing relief for some parents, and at the same time bringing the challenges of...

Is Real Play an Endangered Activity?

Is Real Play an Endangered Activity?

Summer is well underway! Beaches to explore & adventures to be had. A change in the daily rhythm & space...

Not All Children Learn to Communicate

Not All Children Learn to Communicate

1 in 10 children have some form of communication difficulty, like producing certain sounds, making well-formed sentences, understanding instructions, socialising...

How to get your child successfully through school tests

How to get your child successfully through school tests

The school testing season is upon us and many children are facing several weeks of it ahead of them. It...

Can We Teach “Gratitude”?

What does GRATITUDE look like in a child? When a child writes a thank you letter spontaneously, from her heart,...

Guidelines for Handling Childrens’ “Messy” Behaviour

The more immature the child, the more easily they fly off the handle. They can be physically or verbally aggressive...

Raising Sensitive Children

One in five children are more affected by their environment and stand out from their peers. How does this sensitivity...