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!)
Emotions and feeling them are a natural part of being human, even though they are sometimes painful... here's how to support your child's emotional wellbeing and foster emotional resilience.
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:
Do you find it tricky to shift from work mode into ‘mum mode’?Finding yourself feeling frustrated with the same parenting challenges and conflicts coming up day after day? As a conscious, heart centred woman, parenting should just flow… right? So why is it not working??? I can almost guarantee that the issue you’re overlooking is emotional and the good news is, I can help you with that!
Punishments and rewards take away from your child’s internal compass (what is right/ wrong) and intrinsic motivation. This doesn’t mean you let your child do whatever they like! You can still guide your child’s behaviour in a peaceful way WITHOUT the use of punishments and rewards. The more you practise and get comfortable with this skill while you're calm, the more your brain is creating and strengthening new neural pathways. And the stronger those neural pathways become the more you're going to be able to start drawing on this response in times of stress...
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...
Why it’s super important to be crystal clear on your values and what happened to me and my children when I wasn’t...
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.
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
"Why won't they just listen to me???" is one of the most common issues mothers are struggling with. Let's look at why this issue occurs and how you can solve it.