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Building your Resilience as a Parent

Parents need to mind themselves. Resilience is about looking after yourself. For many years I was not good at taking care of myself and this resulted in me running late, getting stressed, being impatient with my children and losing it from time to time. There are so many demands on us as parents, like in the [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:20+00:00April 6th, 2015|Family wellbeing|0 Comments

5 Positive Parenting Tips

Why parent positively? Here's one good reason to think about: Your Child's Self Esteem An act of comparison is ultimately an act of rejection, therefore accept your child for the unique individual they are. They are a once off happening that will never reoccur and your acceptance of them, results in them accepting themselves as [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:22+00:00March 2nd, 2015|Family wellbeing|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 |2015-05-16T16:39:04+00:00December 29th, 2014|Family wellbeing|0 Comments

5 tips to a happy family

We all want to be a happier parent and to enjoy happier children. 1. Ease up Easing up on yourself and others makes a huge difference in taking the pressure off. When we slow down and let some of the less important things go, we put the focus on the relationship rather than on behaviours. [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:25+00:00October 20th, 2014|Family wellbeing|0 Comments

Less Stress Parenting

Parents are under more stress than even before - so what can you do? Can you identify with any of this? Not balanced Work/Home Life Partners/children getting ‘leftovers’ Poor self-care (delays calling dentist/doctor) Poor Boundaries around self Always available/'on' Takes too much responsibility on Difficulty in saying No Always in ‘Doing’ mode, little ‘Being’ mode [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:31+00:00July 15th, 2013|Family wellbeing|0 Comments

Self Esteem and your Child

How to have confident children? The two pillars of self esteem are: 1. How lovable do they feel (praise or correct Behaviour but always love their person). That means you will respond positively to difficult behaviour by separating the child from their behaviour: ('I love you but that behaviour is not okay, we'll talk when we're [...]

By |2018-12-06T17:36:32+00:00May 23rd, 2013|Family wellbeing|0 Comments