I clearly remember what it felt like to be waking up 4, 5, 6+ times per night with my 9 month old (that was 9 years ago now!) and want to share the approach that profoundly changed things for me so it can help you too!
“The hardest part of my week is passing my daughter over to her dad (we are separated). She gets so upset, screams, cries and clings to me. He says she settles really quickly but I always feel awful and worry about it. How can I help my daughter?”
You may have heard that the ‘terrible twos’ are a phase and your child will grow out of it if you wait it out. Here’s why I don’t agree with this approach...
COOPERATION + KIDS: why explanations don’t seem to work! If you’re struggling with teeth brushing, bath time, getting dressed, getting in the car, getting dinner made and more the 4 things I’m going to share in this article will help.
Parents often ask me how they can listen to their child’s feelings when they can’t talk yet or have limited language.
Towards the end of my first year of motherhood I felt like things were starting to unravel... I was drowning in a sea of exhaustion, hazy sleep deprivation and neglecting my self as my life was taken over by breastfeeding, cooking, cleaning, laundry, nappies, toilet training and a relentless toddler who seemed to need more and more of me to be happy. This is how I turned it around.