Much of our lives is spent in reaction to others and to events around us. The problem is that these reactions might not always be the best course of action, and as a result, they can make our children, ourselves and those around us unhappy, and can make things worse for everyone & often […]
I was working in a school & one of the lovely dedicated teachers called Steve told me about how the French bake cakes with their kids on Saturday mornings & don’t eat them until tea time in the afternoon. It got me pondering. Technology, TV & what I like to call “placating parenting” has […]
I have been asked to give a talk to a group of parents on teaching tolerance so children can learn empathy, kindness and forgiveness and I felt the poignancy of the invitation as I have just come back this evening from watching the wonderful film “Long Walk To Freedom” – about Nelson Mandela’s life. I found […]
Losing the plot ! We all do it …. throw a parent tantrum that just seems to erupt like a volcano out of nowhere. So what can you do this week to notice when you are getting wound up, stressed out and beginning to lose the plot? Take some time this week to ponder 3 […]
Just for today why not only focus on what your kids get RIGHT and praise them ?
Hot Buttons Here’s your Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. Mole was driving along a motorway with his good friend, Badger. Mole was enjoying the drive and feeling good about the world until another car, driven by Rat, cut aggressively and dangerously in front of him. Mole was furious. He […]
Well everywhere I go at the moment I hear exhausted parents trying to hold onto their patience as their kids are getting over excited and naughty ! The lights , the tree, the chocolate, the excitement about Father Christmas coming, are really wonderful but can whip your child up into a bit of a frenzy […]