So in this post I’ll be giving you some examples of how to say Yes to your kids and why it is so important! Did you know that according to statistics most toddlers hear the word ‘no’ over 400 times a day. That must be pretty frustrating. I wonder how we would feel if we […]
Stranger Anxiety is a normal healthy development in babies. It normally starts around 3-6 months or more and can last anywhere up to 1 – 2 years. My first son started having stranger anxiety about 4-5 months old and he’s only just fully got over it, he’s now just turned 2. Its a development where […]
I’ve been reading some posts lately on forums and magazines that have made me think about control and how much we use it automatically and unnecessarily with our kids. I’ve heard parents say unexpectedly that her daughter threw a tantrum that she couldn’t have her favorite show this morning because she has already watched one […]
I’m always an avid believer in ‘ The only person you can change is yourself’ philosophy. This goes for parenting and my relationship with my kids too. I try to always question and work on my reactions and beliefs as a parent before trying to ‘discipline’ my little ones. This often leads me to look […]
So at the time of writing, I’m pregnant with my second child. I’m fortunate in that I dont really have food cravings throughout my prengancies, instead I crave non food items! I figure it must be a good thing as it helps not to increase the calories! ;o) For me it’s sucking cold water out […]
At the moment I’m 37 weeks pregnant with my second child. For the past couple of months I’ve mainly been eating a raw diet which has made me feel soooooooooo much better. Even though I’m running round after a 19 month old, I still most days feel energetic especially compared to my first pregnancy where […]
By the end of this post you’ll understand more gentle ways to deal with toddler tantrums, maintaining connection with your kids yet still being able to keep boundaries…. When your babies become toddlers they start to have really big scary emotions. On top of this they have very limited resources as to how to deal […]
One of the most important points of being a good parent is one of the things most parents overlook. The importance of taking time for ourselves. It was my sons 1st birthday recently and it gave me a chance to review my life, over the past year and look at how much time I’d given […]
I read a quote the other day on Facebook from Gay and Katie Hendricks page, Conscious Loving Relationships. It said: ‘Relationships take a quantum leap when each partner practices appreciation of the other person as a daily art form.’ I wondered what that would mean in the family dynamic if we started doing that to […]
Over the past few years there has been a lot of hype about the movie ‘The Secret’. If you haven’t watched it already, ‘The Secret’ is all about the Law of Attraction. Basically, the Law of Attraction states that, whatever you focus on you get more of, and in the words of the movie itself, ‘What you resist, persists’.
‘Children who are not loved in their very beingness do not know how to love themselves. As adults, they have to learn to nourish, to mother their own lost child.’ Marion Woodman
In this post I want to help you to heal a part of your own past, in order for that past to not affect you in the present. This is so important, especially when we have children of our own.
Recreating the Past So many people say they are not going to do or say to their children what their parents did or said to them. So many people find themselves doing or saying those same things anyway. The words just seem to fall out of our mouths, right? Often the way our parents parented […]
Women tend to give birth the way themselves were birthed. Therefore, a woman who is born to parents that deeply loved and wanted her, in an atmosphere of love and support, will hold memories of birth that will assist her to give birth to her own children with ease and joy. On the other hand, a woman who is born in an environment of fear and trauma — such as a hospital — or to a mother that was terrified, drugged, and/or unconscious — will tend to have unpleasant memories of birth which will hinder her capacity to feel safe during the birth process and interfere with her ability to give birth with joy.