The Art of Compromise: Syncing Your Different Parenting Styles for your Kids’ Sake.

I’ve been coaching a lovely family where the Mum & Dad have different parenting styles. Sometimes it’s around ‘good cop’ ‘bad cop’ sometimes it’s about disagreements about the rules, sometimes it’s about what emerging teenagers should or shouldn’t be allowed to do. Same for toddlers. Sometimes it’s about over protecting or being over cautious. But […]

Kids gain MORE when parents do LESS.

‘Be careful’ ‘Stop running’ ‘Hold on tight’ ‘Play nicely’ Don’t climb too high’ ‘Slow down’ ‘Let me do that …’ Have you found yourself saying these things? All these phrases mean well but they undermine & rob children of the experience of learning for themselves because someone else is in charge. You are the one […]

The modern cult of child worship.

I was recently speaking on BBC Radio Warwickshire talking about the cult of child worship, where children become the absolute centre of their parents world in an unbalanced way, compared to past generations. From the moment babies are born – in fact, from the minute some Mums become pregnant – they obsess about every single detail of their […]

Reducing YOUR anxiety can only be good for your kids.

  We live in a world awash with parenting advice from TV celebrities, gurus, authors to books, blogs, & parenting websites offering vast amounts of advice on how to raise kids, and the messages are sometimes contradictory and confusing. The “shoulds” and “ought to’s stream to you in so many digital forms. All parents want to […]