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Overcoming challenges for working parents

I work with parents in Companies around Ireland and there is a lot of stress for working parents out there. […]

By | January 18th, 2016|parent coach, parenting, Working Parents Groups|0 Comments

Better Evenings for Working Parents

Evenings and bedtimes are stressful for working parents nowadays. Stressed working parents With two parents arriving home to children who have missed them all day, what do children need? Here are my top 5 tips towards better evenings with your child to ensure everyone goes to bed happy. 1. Provide some 1-1 Time Ironically, if [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Family wellbeing, Primary school|0 Comments

7 Tips for a New Year, New You

Do you take care of yourself? If so it will be mirrored in how well you look after yourself on a daily basis Physically: How do you take care of yourself ? Moderate in food and alcohol? Have you found an exercise you enjoy? Do you push yourself too hard? Do you rush and race, drive [...]

By | December 29th, 2014|Family wellbeing|0 Comments

A Magical Parenting Tip for today

Think about a time your child is blossoming - what's happening? One to One Time One on One time with a child is usually what parents say to me. When I have him all to myself, he is a pleasure, so easy, no difficult behaviour. So build a little of this into every day, will [...]

By | May 14th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Time Management for Working Parents

Do you struggle with time, too many demands and too little time? Working Parent and Work Life balance Being a working parent can seem like you are on a treadmill that you cannot get off of. If there are too many demands on you, and no time for you it impacts on how you are. [...]

By | February 5th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Parents have Challenging Behaviour’s too!

Every parent brings emotional baggage into their parenting Let’s look at some of our defences: Shy, Timid, Passive People pleasing/Approval seeking Perfectionist Is your Work you worth? Is your Caring your worth? Is getting it perfect your worth? Compassion for others, yet none for self Every parent has defenses We develop substitutes like above – [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|BLOG, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Proactive Parenting

I just encountered a woman at the supermarket, trying to do a large weekly shop with two toddlers, who seems to be managing well and it reminded me of the importance of being PROACTIVE in our parenting. Steve Covey outlines this concept in his 7 Habit’s book outlines the Habit 1: Be Proactive Be Proactive, [...]

TIME OUT not working? Try this

Just imagine you were two or three years of age and you were put out to sit on the Naughty Step by a very agitated parent , how would you feel? When I ask parents this the responses are "Sad, upset, distressed, confused, alone, angry". TIME OUT not working? Is there a better way? I [...]

Sibling Rivalry

"You love her more than me! Everything was fine till she came along, now everyone hates me!" Sibling Rivarly: Child feel insecure about being loved Imagine your husband comes home tonight with a tall Swedish blond and says: "You know I love you so much; I decided to get another wife just like you! But [...]

Good Parenting is about how I relate to self & others

Observe my responses and if they are defensive - it's an offortunity to explore and an invitation to change Positive Parenting Relationship with self is key to effective parenting. If how I relate to myself is poor, then it is likely that my parenting is going to reflect that. If I am self critical, then [...]