A simple strategy for smoother evenings with your kids

The early evening can be pretty hard work. Many parents experience behaviours at this time of day that aren't so fun such as attention seeking, arguing, defiance or tantrums. Let me share a simple strategy that will support your child emotionally and reduce the amount of time you need to spend dealing with these types of behaviours (and the strategies won't take longer than 15 minutes!)

Working through childhood fears and feelings using play

How you can (easily) use play to help your child work through their fears and feelings. Play is your secret weapon to creating a more harmonious home during any time of transition, change or emotional stress #hello2020 This post is about how I used play to help my son work through anxiety about the pool, but you can use the same principles for just about any childhood issue. When we work with our kids emotions rather than against them , parenting becomes a whole lot easier and more enjoyable! Read more:

Connection is the antithesis of addiction

Whilst some addictions are more socially acceptable: chocolate, shopping, scrolling Facebook, playing video games or even alcohol, at the heart of it, all addiction stems from the same thing. A disconnection from our feeling self. When we suppress or disconnect from our feelings we look for something else to fill that void. And if this is regular and ongoing, it will lead to addiction. Here are 5 ways to protect your child...

How emotions effect your child’s behaviour and keep you feeling exhausted!

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!