Guide your child’s behaviour without punishments or rewards

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...

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...