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Warm Parenting Helps 'Callous or Unemotional' Children

In this video from Mornings at Channel 9, Yvette Vignando on the parenting panel with Dannielle Miller and Tracey Spicer talking about research lead by Dr David Hawes from the University of Sydney about the kind of warm and positive parenting that can help children with what is known as "callous and unemotional" (CU) traits. Also discussed: parents who are in a dispute over their child and a father has been ordered to stop weighing his daughter as it affects her self esteem. Read full article

My Child is Hitting, Biting, Pushing - Helping Children with Aggression

<a href="/articles/my-child-is-hitting-biting-pushing-helping-children-with-aggression">My Child is Hitting, Biting, Pushing - Helping Children with Aggression</a>

Has your child ever lashed out and hurt someone? Has another aggressive child ever bothered him? If your answer is yes, join the crowd! Almost all of us struggle with understanding and helping our children when they hurt others, and when they are hurt by other children. It's a shock to us the first time our sweet sons and daughters suddenly bite someone, or throw something at the new baby in the family. Here are some guiding principles for understanding and relieving children's aggression, so they can relax and enjoy their friends and siblings. Read full article

White Ribbon Day - Sticks, Stones, Words and Children

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2010/11/25/white-ribbon-day-sticks-stones-words-and-children">White Ribbon Day - Sticks, Stones, Words and Children</a>

November 25th is White Ribbon Day. I just wanted to add my small voice to this campaign. I read on the White Ribbon Day site that "In Australia, one in three women will be assaulted or abused in her lifetime. These women are our mothers, our girlfriends, our wives, our daughters, our colleagues and our friends." I read that and I can hardly imagine it is true, yet I know it is. And I also think of the children that are witnessing physical and verbal abuse in their homes every day. And I think of the effect of children bearing witness to this. Read full article

Toddlers and Tantrums Webinar Podcast with Robin Grille

<a href="/audio/toddlers-and-tantrums-webinar-podcast-with-robin-grille">Toddlers and Tantrums Webinar Podcast with Robin Grille</a>

1 hour Podcast of webinar with Australian psychologist Robin Grille. In this webinar Robin Grille is in conversation with Yvette Vignando, publisher of happychild.com.au. Robin discusses: Why Tantrums Happen - Why Parents Find Toddler Tantrums so Difficult - The Importance of Allowing for Anger - Triggers for Toddler Tantrums - Helping Children to Voice their Needs and Feelings Appropriately. Emotional Literacy is also discussed and parents' questions are answered. Read full article

Smart But Scattered: Part 2 of Interview with authors Dick Guare and Peg Dawson

<a href="/articles/smart-but-scattered-part-2-of-interview-with-authors-dick-guare-and-peg-dawson">Smart But Scattered: Part 2 of Interview with authors Dick Guare and Peg Dawson</a>

In Part 2 of this interview Yvette Vignando interviews authors of 'Smart But Scattered' about how parents can work with their children on emotional control, especially once their children are teenagers. Guare and Dawson also discuss strategies for working with your child's school. Read full article

Anger Management for Parents

<a href="/articles/anger-management-for-parents">Anger Management for Parents</a>

It's hard to keep your cool when you're a tired and busy parent. What are the signs that you may have a problem with anger/ Allison Tait shares some simple tips to help parents calm their angry outbursts and think more carefully about the causes of the anger. Read full article

Parenting Difficult or Tricky Kids

<a href="/articles/parenting-difficult-or-tricky-kids">Parenting Difficult or Tricky Kids</a>

Do you regularly get into endless debates with your child? Or, do you often feel emotionally blackmailed? Is your child extremely competitive? Is she a risk taker? Is he a master negotiator? Verity Leatherdale shares expertise from Andrew Fuller, author of 'Tricky Kids'. Read full article