The problem with punishment

A generation or so ago, parents still held a very clear idea of how children “should” behave. Tides are changing and as we’re becoming more aware of how a child develops and what’s going on in their brain we’re starting to understand more about why they act the way they do; why children can seemContinue reading “The problem with punishment”

Do you feel like you never have enough time for yourself?

One of the biggest challenges my clients say they face is not having enough time for themselves since having kids. I totally get this – literally overnight we became responsible for not only taking care of ourselves but every, single need of another little human. In the early days they really are reliant on usContinue reading “Do you feel like you never have enough time for yourself?”

How thinking life is hard, keeps us locked in a hard life

I was talking to my friend recently, it was lockdown, the school had closed, my cleaner was no longer coming and I still had my full work load. I was now working full-time, with my daughter at home all day and all of the foundations that I had carefully crafted into my life as aContinue reading “How thinking life is hard, keeps us locked in a hard life”

Addicted to the screen: What screen time does to the body and why it’s so addictive

Do your kids constantly want to have more screen time? Do you wish they preferred to play outside, with their friend or toys? Do you feel like you never have enough hours in the day yourself to do the things you want or need? But can easily waste 5 minutes here, 20 minutes there onContinue reading “Addicted to the screen: What screen time does to the body and why it’s so addictive”

What to do when we lose our cool and why it can be a good thing

What makes you feel like a bad mum? For a lot of us, it’s losing our cool, snappy, shouting, being generally grouchy and nagging our kids. When we shout at our kids, not only do we not model to them how to manage feelings of anger and frustration but it can also make everyone feelContinue reading “What to do when we lose our cool and why it can be a good thing”