The first couple of years in my passion-led business was such a steep learning curve and there were SO many nights with very little sleep. I’m so grateful that due to my area of expertise I had some tools up my sleeve to really help with my parenting while I was running on empty and I'd love to share those with you! Understanding how emotions effect behaviour and how you can work with your child’s emotions rather than against them is going to make your precious family time flow with so much more ease and enjoyment.
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!)
Imagine your child is crying over something that seems really trivial such as not being able to find the green pencil... We all know how frustrating this kind of thing can be! But before you roll your eyes let's talk about the REAL issue below the surface and how you can support your child with this...
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!