How to help an anxious child

Does this sound familiar? Your child is asking you the same question over and over again and bringing up one worst case scenario after the other. They want you right next to them. All. The. Time. Plus, the family’s being held hostage because they won’t go places.  As a conscientious, well-informed parent, you’ve probably spent hours helping them see that their…

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Your DIY toolkit for an easier happier morning

  How is the the morning rush in your family? There is something about this window of time, with its multiple transitions from getting-up-to-getting-teeth-brushed-to-getting-dressed-to-having-breakfast-to-getting-coats-on-to-getting-out-of-the-door-to-getting-into-the-car – which can cause more than its fair share of distress. If this resonates, I’ll hazard a guess that main problem is that your children won’t listen. They just don’t get…

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Create the Christmas You Want

  Perhaps you’re wondering if you actually have the power to create the Christmas you want. You’d like to, but you feel Christmas is running you. I believe you have more power to create the Christmas you want than you think you have. And in this blog I’m going to walk you through a process…

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Are You Heading for a Stressful Christmas this Year?

  If you’re a parent with young children, I wonder how you’re feeling about Christmas this year?   Are you ready to create the Christmas that you really want?  Or are you already feeling like Christmas is running you?   If you’re not sure, here are 10 signs that you might be heading for a…

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Is it Time to End Stress and Struggle in the Family?

If you’re reading this you might be wondering if it’s time to get some support with your parenting, so you can create a happier, more relaxed family life. And a happier, more relaxed you! I recognise that just to open this discussion might be a huge step for you. You might feel you shouldn’t need…

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Parenting Blindspots That May Be Keeping You Stuck

  We all have blindspots – and we’re definitely not mean to be perfect! But what if becoming aware of our parenting blindspots would take us one step closer to having happy, smiling, helpful children? What if these blindspots were really, really important? Because I believe they are. I believe our children’s reactive, stubborn, grumpy,…

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How We’re Unintentionally Traumatising Our Children

  I have a vision of a world where parents and children connect easily, families feel relaxed and happy together and children are emotionally secure. But I know from talking to many parents that reality can turn out very different from this. Even if we’re committed to gentle parenting and want to create a secure,…

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Why Love Matters (A Six Year Old’s Letter to her Mother)

Dear Mummy   I felt so sad today when you told me not to shout so loud. I was excited because Grandma is coming tomorrow. And she brings that catalogue with the shiny stuff that you don’t like. I love looking at it with her. That’s why I was so excited! I didn’t even realise…

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5 Ways to Teach Gratitude

  Yesterday I was speaking to a mum who wants her children to learn to be grateful. Do you wish your children would be more thankful for presents – and all the other good things in their lives? I find that most parents I speak with have gratitude and politeness high on their list of…

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Why Won’t My Child Listen?

Recently I’ve been talking to a lot of mums who are at their wit’s end because their children won’t listen to them. You know the kind of situation I’m talking about. You have something very reasonable that you want your child to do. They’ve heard what you’ve said. But they’re not doing it. This can…

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