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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When Children Just Don’t Get It

When my son was one, we were sitting on the sofa together – and ouch! I remember the pain very well. It was followed closely by a feeling of absolute outrage. My baby had bitten me! It was a huge shock that this bundle of sweetness could do such a thing. It took a zillionth…

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3 Steps to Having Less Stress In Your Life as a Mum

  In today’s fast moving world it often feels as if having stress in our lives as mums is inevitable. As a mum running my own business I have certainly felt it was, at times. But these days I’m choosing another way. This way is working for me and for my clients too, so I’d like…

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Happy Mealtimes with Children

  Are you finding that your child is rejecting food you’ve prepared? They’ll only eat a small amount? Or they’re spitting, pouching or throwing? Perhaps you’re finding mealtimes, stressful? I’m going to share three tips that will help make mealtimes in your home more fun – for you and your children: 1) Before you call your…

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Helping Children Cope with Terror

Many of us have had to ask ourselves how to help our children cope with the news of random violence and terrorist attacks. So here are seven tips to help the whole family feel better: 1) Look after yourself first. If you feel upset or scared, take a little time to change your state of mind and…

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