With parents in mind

May 4, 2021

A gift of compassion for mothers

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED. Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant. Several years ago, after one of my parenting radio interviews, on a programme featuring Mother’s Day, […]
April 13, 2021

Fostering happiness

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED. Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant. Happiness cannot be bought. We must cultivate it. Children learn by our example what is important […]
March 16, 2021

Excessive screen use…What do we do?

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED. Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant. Are your lectures, threats and punishments around time spent on screens working with your children? Are […]
March 3, 2021

‘Make T&T safe, mentor youth’

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED. Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant. I’m using my column to respond to an opinion piece titled ‘Don’t drop the ball T&T’ […]
February 15, 2021

It’s Lent – give up or take up?

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED. Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant. Lent is here and the conversations in many families, even non-Catholic ones, are about who is […]
February 2, 2021

Teaching children conflict resolution

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED. Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant   Conflicts are best resolved when the emotional charges are reduced. Many people prefer to deny […]
January 19, 2021

Communicate, don’t lash out!

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED. Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant Domestic violence seems to be on the rise. Reports say it’s up by 300 per cent. […]
December 22, 2020

We need not parent alone

By Sophie Barcant, BA (Psyc), B.ED. Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant When my fifth child, the fifth boy, was a newborn baby, all of 23 years ago, […]

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