Nine years ago my eldest son was 1 and I felt like I was drowning in a sea of exhaustion, hazy sleep deprivation and neglecting my self. My life seemed to have been taken over by breastfeeding, cooking, cleaning, laundry, nappies, toilet training and a relentless toddler who seemed to need more and more of me to … Continue reading How emotions effect your child’s behaviour and keep you feeling exhausted!
When children are behaving in a clingy, demanding way and unable to settle in to independent play it’s normally because they have some feelings bottled up that are causing them to feel tense, uncomfortable, unsettled, agitated etc. This article looks at how you can help your child to process those feelings.
💛🍁🍂🌕✨🐇 How can we bring the traditionally spring festival of Easter to children in Australia in a way that is meaningful? I hope this gives you some inspiration to draw from the elements of nature and create something magical for your child.
Everywhere I look, I see people distracting their kids from what they’re feeling. You’re upset? Have a dummy, have somemilk, have a lollipop, look at this game on my phone… (And I get it, I’ve done this many times too.) But then we wonder why our kids are growing up with sugar, technology or other … Continue reading The Distraction Epidemic 📱🍭
Tantrums, along with many other challenging (but super common!) behaviours like defiance/ attention seeking/ uncooperativeness/ waking multiple times per night/ hitting etc, are really just the tip of the ICEBERG. In this article I want to look at WHY these behaviours come up and what’s really going on below the surface. Visualise an iceberg for … Continue reading 🥪Why your child has a tantrum when you cut his sandwich the wrong way and how to solve to REAL issue behind this
Step 1) Conscious parenting really starts with you becoming conscious of your own emotions. You can’t expect to respond to your child’s big feelings with calm and compassion if you’re wandering around in an unconscious fog yourself 🤷🏼♀️. If you are cut off or numb to your own emotions it is almost impossible to mirror … Continue reading 3 steps to keeping your calm with tantrums
Sleep is one of my favourite topics to talk about. Why? I personally struggled with sleep deprivation for MONTHS and MONTHS and MONTHS and I just love seeing the sheer relief on a mother’s face when she realises it’s not the only option if she wants to avoid sleep training and cry it out type methods.