Are you a Christmas Martyr?

I was sitting in Costa Coffee  the other day  in Bluewater and I heard a group of women moaning about how stressful Christmas is with all the present buying, food shopping, wrapping and writing all the Christmas cards. And it got me pondering …… Why do some women take the role of martyr in their lives? […]

Do Christmas Lists Encourage Children To Be Greedy? Handling Pester Power!

So it’s coming to that time of the year when the kids start being marketed to by the media. Are your children pester ninjas? Do you feel under pressure to fulfill your child’s Christmas list? Well a survey today by the charity Mothers’ Union has called for an end to “pester power.” Some 84 per […]

Coping With Christmas Stress

Christmas, although a time of great joy and celebration, can also be the most stressful of times for even the best of parents, with the family home chaotic and often besieged by visitors. Throw into the mix over excited children who have weeks to sit around at home and the situation can quickly spiral out […]

Simple & Practical Tips for Less Stress at Christmas with a New Baby.

  Christmas and the holiday season  can be a stressful time of year – and one spent with a newborn even more so! Here are some handy tips to help you and your little one, enjoy the festive season. This Christmas will be different for you in terms of what you feel up for and […]

Tense Time Over The Turkey & Tinsel?

I’ve been working with a lovely family who always row over the Christmas period as they find being cooped up over a long festive period brings out the worst in them despite all their very best intentions around the festive season ! I showed them how use my 5 Step Self Esteem Solution to help each […]

Happy Families Online

Christmas shopping and shopping generally with toddlers is given a bad press! With a little bit of planning and some common sense there are many practical ways to take the stress, frustration and tension out of buying your father-in-law his annual socks and festive tie! Here’s my advice on Happy Families Online