“We are a family of awesomeness. We are a family of awesomeness. We are a family of awesomeness.” My mind repeats this silly phrase over and over as I unclench my teeth and breathe. It’s just another school morning and I am doing my best to keep the children moving forward without stressing us all […]
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We have a couple of routinely heard phrases in our house that on the surface might seem just too simple to actually work but I love it when parenting is simple and with time, support, love and consistency, simple things can work well with kids. What are these phrases you might ask? Well, they are […]
Whether it’s vacation time, the daily witching hour or just anytime that you are feeling frustrated with cranky, whingy or bored kids, having a few tried and tested play ideas up your sleeve can work really well to help break the tension – redirecting your children with some purposeful play and giving you time to […]
“But I haven’t finished talking!” “You never listen to what I am saying!” A few months ago I was hearing these two phrases (and others like) it much too regularly from Immy (who has just turned six). It would often be in response to my request for her to do something, with her trying to […]
Have you developed an escape plan? Now, I don’t mean a plan for you to disappear off the planet next time you are having a tough day, though I am pretty sure many of us feel like doing just that sometimes. What I mean is to take a moment to think about one safe place […]