If you’re struggling with parenting differently from those around you, I hope you’ll be able to turn things around using these four steps.
The other night I got really annoyed at my son. His birthday isn’t for another two months, and yet every day he’s telling me about this music speaker he wants. Grandma will be visiting soon, and because we live in … Continue reading
“The more helpful response to being triggered is to recognize your emotional charge as a signal that something is amiss within you. In other words, emotional reactivity is a reason to go inward, focusing on your own growth. Once you … Continue reading
I could smell something burning. I was in the bathroom helping my daughter who had just wet her pants, while my older son was screaming for my attention in the living room, “Come here now Mum!! You never play blocks … Continue reading
What’s the most effective way to offer another parent your support and get some stress-relief for yourself at the same time, all without spending a dime? It’s a Listening Partnership and you can have one (or more!) for yourself starting right now.
My grandmother died when my daughter was two years old. My grandmother and I had been really close, so I was devastated. For a while it was hard to do the simplest of tasks, like getting out of bed, or … Continue reading
I can’t believe that the shops started putting up Christmas decorations and playing Christmas carols at least a month ago. I always feel that it has come around too soon. In Australia, Christmas coincides with the end of … Continue reading
Let’s take a look at the power of perspective! Parenting is a real workout, right? You never have enough time, patience, or energy to juggle kids, work, household, adult relationships, and your own personal health and wellbeing. The children pose … Continue reading
Almost all of us can remember hurtful things our parents did. But they did their best. The human instinct to love is at its most powerful when we become parents. Your parents and mine wanted to love us with all they had. Just as we, too, were born to love our children with all we’ve got. When our parents couldn’t manage to get their love across, powerful forces may have stacked the deck against them.