Our Child’s Inner Critic

By |2018-08-31T10:26:23+10:00August 31st, 2018|Editorial|

When our kids say things like "I'm not pretty" or "I'm so dumb" we can easily worry that it is a reflection of how they feel about themselves in general and non-usefully project forward visualising them as teens all bound up in angst and self-hate head to toe in black self-harming to death metal. It [...]

Our OWN back-to-school needs

By |2018-06-08T22:37:22+10:00January 29th, 2018|Editorial|

How in heck are ‘our own back-to-school needs’ and respect/gratitude related? Well – last year my most hotly asked questions were ‘How do I teach my child gratitude?’ followed closely by ‘How do I teach my child respect’ from parents looking hopefully at me to tell them something they could instill into their children in [...]

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It’s a wrap!

By |2018-08-30T21:20:02+10:00December 11th, 2017|Editorial|

Here is an exercise you can use to reflect on what your family achieved this year, what was challenging, and the skills you engaged to shine through. When we take the time to think on these topics it sets us up to better know how we function as a crew, and how we can etch [...]

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Parenting through the Barrage of Conflicting Information

By |2018-08-30T21:20:11+10:00July 31st, 2017|Editorial|

A huge theme this month has been all the 'conflicting information' we encounter as parents.  Over and over again there has been glaring examples of how much our parenting stress amps-up when we try and navigate these mixed messages. It came up big-time in last week's conversations when the theme was 'picky eating', as well [...]

The Glorification of Busy

By |2018-08-30T21:20:32+10:00June 30th, 2017|Editorial|

A theme in my world this month has been the juggle parents have of doing all that they have committed to, AND providing their children (and themselves) the time it takes to tune in. Maybe it is on my radar because jumping through the required hoops of the Love Parenting setup phase while dealing with [...]