Why The Simple Act Of Eating Together Is Important

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in a easy and natural way simply through sitting down […]

The Best Time To Talk Is Now.

  Whenever I begin the process of coaching parents, a mum, or a dad, or a family, they almost always say something like this after the first meeting ‘I/we should have started this conversation years ago. I/we have known ‘this’ was a problem for a long time and suppose I/we somehow believed that it would […]

Talk With Them, Not At Them

I’ve been writing some new articles for an online magazine in the States this week and one simple idea to engage, connect and stay bonded with your kids is to……. Talk With Them, Not At Them.  Many parents I work with make the mistake of talking at their kids instead of with them  – one […]

6 fast tips to help your toddler get talking.

Your Toddler as an Apprentice ‘Wordmagician’ Here is a wonderful article on ‘The Science Behind Toddler Language Development’ by my great pal across the pond Dr. Lynne Kenney. “If you have a child approaching three years of age, you hear daily, that he is becoming a Wordmagician. Just 6 months ago, he was communicating primarily […]

My daughter’s learning to drive ……

I’ve just been talking on BBC Radio Sheffield about being a taxi service for our kids – as apparently we drive the equivalent of a trip to Mars each week ferrying children about ! It’s quite apt too at the moment as my 17 year old daughter is learning to drive so my days as a […]

Talking To Your Kids: Questions To Start Conversations ~ Day 5

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in a easy and natural way simply through sitting down […]

Talking To Your Kids: Questions To Start Conversations ~ Day 4

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in a easy and natural way simply through sitting down […]

Talking To Your Kids: Questions To Start Conversations ~ Day 3

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in a easy and natural way simply through sitting down […]

Talking To Your Kids: Questions To Start Conversations ~ Day 2

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in a easy and natural way simply through sitting down […]

Talking To Your Kids: Questions To Start Conversations ~ Day 1

I am a real advocate of families sitting down and eating together as it creates a bond, a connection and makes life fun. Kids can chat about their day, their worries or just spend time with you, and you can share your life with them in a easy and natural way simply through sitting down […]

CHANGE YOUR FAMILY LIFE IN 5 DAYS !

For less than a haircut and highlights I will make you a positive, relaxed and confident parent in 5 days 🙂 Family success, happiness and parenting confidence are not accidents that happen to some parents and not to others. They are created by specific ways of thinking and acting in the world. Learn how to […]

Why begin Teaching Reading through Games?

As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years teaching children to read is a vital life skill that I feel very passionate about – as kids who can’t read lack confidence, lack opportunities and are disempowered in all areas of life. I used to teach Reception children for a number of years and still […]