SAPS 198 – Sue Atkins in Conversation with Strictly Come Dancing’s Ola Jordan and infant nutritionist Claire Baseley – to provide some solace to parents going through the weaning process and to give some helpful tips and tricks during a pandemic.
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In This Episode :
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Connect with Lauren Brown
Sue Chats about Weaning with Ola Jordan – Listen to the Podcast
The Sue Atkins Guide to Weaning – When and How
Join my Parenting Club for Weaning advice and 1-2-1 support with me
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where you can ask me anything! I have some positive tips each day – with some pandemic positivity – simple, and easy ways for self-care.
Celebrating the In-Between Moments
Real-life mostly often happens during the in-between times, when we are not celebrating a special occasion.
While living our lives we just get on with it but during these strange and different times, it’s good for our mental health to focus on our in-between times as they can be profound, albeit simple joys. Between birth and death, triumph and sorrow, beginnings and endings, we enjoy lots and lots of experiences that often go unnoticed. These times are just as worthy of celebration.
The in-between times are seldom about landmark ‘big’ moments. How you choose to celebrate them or which moments you choose to celebrate is up to you. You may want to celebrate the simple facts that you are alive and that every day is a chance to spend time with the people you care about or do the work that you love.
Then again, when you look at the good that exists in your life, there are many reasons for celebrating the in-between times and developing this ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ can really help you focus and feel good – then I like to celebrate the ‘Magic Moments’ with a cup of tea in a beautiful cup and saucer someone bought for me, curling up with a good book for half an hour, looking up at the stars, doing some painting by numbers or having a bath with scented candles and some relaxing music.
There are many reasons for celebration.
They don’t have to be grand gestures or very expensive – they just need a change in your mindset.
It’s A Marathon Not A Sprint – Wellness Family Plan
Personal Musings on Being ‘In It for The Long Haul, Long Distant Runners and Groundhog Day’
Teaching kids to let go of their worries
What Children Worry About According to Their Age & What to Do to Help.
These are difficult & unusual times & we need practical tips to handle worry. Here are my Top 10
THIS WEEK’S PARENTING QUESTION:
It’s lovely to hear that your son has such a warm relationship with his grandmother. Children prefer to know the truth, but always bearing in mind their age and maturity, so it needs to be handled sensitively so as not to upset or confuse your child.
Look at new ways for them to stay in contact and connected. Use technology, phone calls, and send pictures your son has drawn to his grandmother or help him write letters to her so he has tangible things to look forward to and can keep.
Perhaps she could read him a story regularly over Facetime?
Ask your mother to write to him to encourage communication. Focus on building and nurturing the relationship in new and positive ways and I’m sure he’ll get used to it over time.
Hope that helps😊
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