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Tanya Curtis

Tanya founded Fabic (Functional Assessment & Behavioural Interventions Clinic) in 2006 with a vision to support people to understand and change unwanted behaviours. Tanya is an author, writes and presents behaviour specialist DVDs, and has developed online behaviour support programs // www.fabic.com.au

Number of Entries : 33

Your Questions, Answered

My daughter, 12, has started to ask me to drop her at our local shopping centre so she can hang out there and go shopping with her friends. I feel uncomfortable about this but I know I can't keep saying 'no' to her. How do I know when to start to loosen the apron strings? Parenting is about raising young people to be independent, responsible, connected young adults. Our role as parents is to make our role r ...

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Your Questions, Answered

The team at Fabic are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to childhood behavioural issues. Do you have a burning Question? Email editor@havenmagazine.com.au and keep your eyes peeled for their expert answers. My husband and I disagree over the kids’ rooms. I want their rooms to stay neat/clean. My husband doesn’t care and therefore he won't help me manage them. How do we find a happy middle ground? Too freq ...

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Your Questions, Answered

I've been hearing loads of negative reports about the computer game "Fortnite" in the media lately. Are computer games like this bad for my kids? We sometimes use iPad time as an incentive for good behaviour. What are your recommendations on how much time I should allow my child to play these types of games every day? The simple answer is there is no right or wrong, and the answers to these questions must b ...

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Your Questions, Answered

The team at fabic are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to childhood behavioural issues. Do you have a burning question? Email editor@havenmagazine.com.au and keep your eyes peeled for their expert answers. Sometimes I feel that being proud of my child is somewhat taboo when speaking to other parents? Shouldn't we all be encouraging our kids to try their best? It really depends on what we are proud of our ...

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Your Questions Answered…

How do I get my kids to stop asking for stuff all the time when we are out? Whether we are at a farm, a grocery store, t-shirt shop they are continually telling me "I want...". It drives me crazy!  A question I often pose to people: If you receive pay without having to go to work, would you still go to work? More often than not, the answer would be, “No, I would prefer to go to the beach, hang out with frie ...

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Your Questions, Answered

The team at Fabic are a wealth of knowledge when it come to childhood behavioural issues. Do you have a burning question that you’d like answered? Email editor@havenmagazine.com.au and keep your eyes peeled for their expert answers. My best friend’s child is mean to mine and it's affecting our friendship. We’ve been friends since high school and I don’t want our kids to be the reason our friendship fails af ...

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Q&A with Fabic

How do I handle other mothers who make me feel like a bad mum whether it be in relation to my food choices for my kids, their school, my fashion choices/appearance etc? Firstly, and most importantly, no other person can ever make you feel a certain way.  This is an important foundation to live yourself and thus teach your children. You are the only person who chooses how you feel and what you subscribe to. ...

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Competitive Spirit // Good or Bad?

Dear Tanya: My daughter rarely competes in any events as she has the mindset that she will be no good and fail - how can I get her to have a go and know it’s ok to? My son is a very competitive person - whether it's extra-curricular sport or even just around home doing chores and playing with his sister. I'm wondering if this is a good/bad behaviour and whether it needs addressing? Competition is one of the ...

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Growing Up // Changing Parental Relationships

Children tend to grow quickly from their cute toddler stage into young children, teens and beyond. As they develop, our way of being with them requires constant evaluating and modifying as we adapt to their altering requirements. First and foremost, it is important from the earliest days to set a foundation in the relationship between parent and child that is based on love, truth and connecting to the whole ...

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Love is an Observation

What is love? This is quite a valid question this month as we go about flaunting our love for another on Valentine's Day. But do we really know what it means? He loves me, she loves me not? As a young child, teenager or even adult, how often have we asked ourselves, “Do they really love me?”. We ask this of our current, past and possible future partners. We ask it of our children, parents, friends, siblings ...

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