Nov 242015
 

Penguin Australia

With exactly one month to go until Christmas Eve parents across the globe are using the famous Santa-threat to encourage their youngsters to behave extra well. The thought of getting onto the naughty list and missing out on presents is pretty scary to most, but will it also have the desired effect on a little boy named Wal?…

The Christmas Peg

Being on your best behaviour all the time is not easy, but one year Wal was naughty so many times he really made it onto Santa’s naughty list. While other children happily unwrapped their Christmas gifts all Wal received was a plain, boring, wooden peg, now where’s the fun in that? Will The Christmas Peg be enough to teach Wal a lesson for next Christmas?

To find out more about The Christmas Peg (RRP $19.99) by Cameron Williams, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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Dec 242011
 

 

With only one week left in December it is time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. What are you hoping to achieve in 2012? Many of us have things we would like to work on like losing weight, living healthier, stop smoking, take more time to yourself or spend more quality time as a family. If you want 2012 to bring a positive change to your family life you might like to know about The Me Strategies.

Developed by Australian mum and psychologist Jenny Chapman this family program is designed to turn your household around the positive way. Where many parenting techniques are reactive (eg. grounding, smacking, yelling and using time out) The Me Strategies works preventatively, reducing the likelihood of certain behaviour occurring in the first place. I know I’d love to see some behavioural change, the sooner the better!

The ultimate goal is to encourage healthier relationships between family members and to achieve a peaceful and relaxed household, whilst having some family fun along the way. As a leading psychologist Jenny has years of experience working with families and children of all ages. The Me Strategies is a unique combination of different elements and rules of implementation designed to be used in a variety of family settings and deal with many different behavioural issues whilst delivering long term results.

Jenny’s program is based on using ‘motivators’ (incentives and privileges) to promote change in a young person’s pattern of behaviour.  It will provide children with necessary life skills by helping them to understand the consequences of their action, choices and behaviour in the household, ultimately improving the child’s self-esteem and confidence. The Me Strategies demonstrates to children the benefits of their contribution to the family unit and the positive effect they have when they make good choices.

The ‘The Me Strategies’ kit contains all you need to put your new family program into action, all the parts can be customised to suit children of different ages starting as young as four years old. Creator Jenny has successfully used the program with her teenage daughter and they both still see the benefits of the strategy. In fact, Jenny’s daughter Georgia is happy to answer any questions young people or parents may have about the effects the program has on an individual and household.

For more information about The Me Strategies ($69.95), to read testimonials and to order online visit www.themestrategies.com.

For your chance to win a The Me Strategies kit visit www.themestrategies.com and answer the following question: What behavioural change would you like to see in your household in 2012?

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