For parents, neurobiology now provides insights into how our memories affect our everyday interactions with our children, and helps us understand how we can repair the damage left by our own difficult early experiences.
Parents today face many challenges that can leave us feeling exhausted, confused, guilty and isolated. For many of us, parenting hasn’t been the joy we thought it would be and sometimes it seems like our children can’t recognize all the … Continue reading
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