Bubble wrap kids

It’s natural to want to keep your children safe – to protect them with a layer of bubble wrap may appeal to some parents. While this is an important part of parenting there is danger that by “over-protecting” you may deny your child the opportunities needed to develop independent skills. They’ll also be better off if you help them bounce back after a challenge and to cope with their emotions.


You can start by letting them know that feeling emotions such as being stressed, upset or angry is healthy and normal. Help them understand that feelings like this will pass.


Your child might be facing something that’s making them feel anxious, like the first day of school or a trip to the doctors. They might even try to avoid it. If they’ve got your support, they are more likely to give it a go.


Remember that you are a role model for your kids. They’ll have hope if they see you talking your problems through and moving forward again.

Stepping Stones Triple P’s Seven Steps to Positive Parenting

This hot parenting topic sure is a conversation starter! It relates to Stepping Stones Triple P’s first step to positive parenting: “Create a safe, interesting environment.” Read more about the seven steps to positive parenting. Here are more hot parenting topics to get you thinking about how to create a safe, interesting environment:

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