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Self-care: Debugging the Mind Chatter

Self-care: Debugging the Mind Chatter

Why are we talking about Self-care? In the previous post ( here ) I talked about making yourself a priority and decluttering your life - and how it is an integral part of self care. But, Self-care isn't just getting your nails done or having a jog around the block...

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Self-Care: Prioritise Yourself

Self-Care: Prioritise Yourself

Is your life chaotic? Are you at a stage where you're spinning plates and you just don't know which way to turn? Maybe spinning those plates are your badge of honour. Me too - I fell into that trap. Why are we talking about Self-care? We, as parents are very good at...

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Respect

Respect

As individuals : We all want to feel Loved, Understood and Respected   Our kids are going through so much at the minute, so much more than we ever experienced. When we were their age, we didn't have knife crime on the streets, we didn't have gun violence in...

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Mind Your Language!

Mind Your Language!

“Skip the language that creates misunderstandings. Talk it out the right way.” Do you ever say something and it sort of takes the wrong meaning or you say something that doesn't come out the right way or it doesn't have the desired effect? All sorts of things can stem...

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Shut Up and Listen!

Shut Up and Listen!

“Don’t just hear out your child. Listen to them.” So do you know what's going on in your child's world? Do you know what their favourite colour is? Are you paying attention? I think the thing is that, as a very busy parent or a carer or guardian or grandparent, it's...

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How to Build Better Relationships : RAPPORT

How to Build Better Relationships : RAPPORT

“Communication is the key, but creating Rapport is more powerful still.”  It is not impossible that throughout the course of your day, you can talk to and interact with, so many different people. But the question is, who are you building meaningful connections with?...

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Open Letter : Dear Parent of a Struggling Teen

Open Letter : Dear Parent of a Struggling Teen

Dear Parent of a Struggling Child, It's hard isn't it? Watching your “baby” struggle. It's hard isn't it? Seeing your once, happy go lucky child, morph into a confused and anxious teenager; lashing out at any of your efforts to look after them. I know that you too...

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Helping Your Child Manage Their Feelings

Helping Your Child Manage Their Feelings

Do you know what I think when a young person comes to me seeking my help? "What a massive waste." Now don't get me wrong – I am not judging – and I'm certainly not apportioning blame. But it saddens me that these young people aren't fulfilling their ambitions and...

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Bullying : 10 ways to Support your Child

Bullying : 10 ways to Support your Child

Today - Monday 7th October - is National Bullying Awareness Day. So let’s do just that - draw attention to the issue of bullying. ❓Do you know how to recognise the signs? ❓Do you know, with certainty, what your child is dealing with at the minute. ❓Would you know if...

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The Importance of Finding Your People

The Importance of Finding Your People

  “When someone can be trusted to see who you are and want what's best for you, no matter your official relationship, they are family.” Do you have people in you life like this? Do you have people - or even a person - that you trust enough to open up to? Feels...

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