We ardently wish we could make a perfect life for our children. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way.
By Shaheen Merali, and Kate Orson Sibling rivalry is an inevitable challenge of raising more than one child. No matter what the age difference or personalities of the children, sooner or later, every child with siblings gets upset with their … Continue reading
A Guest Post By Emilie Leeks Sometimes we get really stuck in a negative reaction to a particular behaviour our children bring to us. I’m so thankful to have discovered the Playlistening tool, which has allowed me to approach challenging behaviors in a … Continue reading
a guest post by miranda fairhall “She’s viciously swearing, venomously shouting horrible things” I explain to my Listening Partner. I am relating the story of my morning; a repetitive recurring interaction between me and my 6 year old daughter. I … Continue reading
When we were young there was little understanding of the importance of listening to children with warmth and patience, so our parents couldn’t give us a model of how to do this. Our unheard feelings from our own childhood get triggered in challenging moments with our children.
He reminds me that no one expects me to be perfect except myself. And I lose it over how much pressure I put on myself… and how I’m failing my children…