By Rachel Scholfield Like it or not, part of everyday life as a parent is Setting Limits with our child. We naturally want to keep our kids safe, help them build respectful relationships and learn to take care of themselves. … 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.
“…Say sorry!” The little girl looks down at her shiny black shoes and pouts. Silence. “Go on!” presses her Mum. She manages to squeeze out a sulky, “Sorry.” The whole scene is unsettling to watch. It’s painful being that squirming … Continue reading
A stunning 80% of adults feel like their parents didn’t really love them as a kid (1). This creates a drain on the mental health of children. Of course, we all love our children beyond words, but sometimes our love … Continue reading
“Mine!” screeches my 2-year-old and I turn round to find him holding on tight to a Tonka truck. His 7-year-old brother has the other end and is pouting back, “No it’s not.” Undeterred my youngest tightens his grip and roars … Continue reading
We enter parenthood looking forward to sharing the journey fully with our partner. We hope to carve up the practicalities as well as talk and dream together about how to raise our children. We want to share what’s going well … Continue reading
There are lots of causes for the stress that grows between parenting partners. Oddly enough, we receive no preparation or support for handling these stresses. Although they are predictable, and perhaps even inevitable, we receive little warning and even less help in handling them.
Almost all children at one time or another lash out at others – whether it be hitting, biting, kicking, scratching or hurling blocks. It’s tempting to think that we need to teach them that such behavior is not acceptable.