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Home Menus: Unexpected Benefits for Parents of Fussy Eaters

People who read this, and know my lovely husband Craig, will know what I mean when I say he’s more relaxed than a sofa. He has a classic Tortoise temperament – solid, salt-of-the-earth and he never sweats the small stuff. … Continue reading

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Parents: Listening *is* Connecting Part Two – Pre-Verbal Children

Parents often don’t think about the need to ‘listen’ to their pre-verbal children. They can’t talk after all! And even the ‘experts’ often don’t understand the dynamics of the communication which takes place between pre-verbal kids and those around them. … Continue reading

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Tantrums: Different Kinds need different Strategies

Both Margot Sunderland (The Science of Parenting) and Diane Levy (Of Course I Love You…NOW GO TO YOUR ROOM!) and probably lots of other people too, have identified that there are two different kinds of tantrums. The first sort identified … Continue reading

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Can Your Kids Accept Help? Can You?

One of the key indicators of people who are constantly breathing-in (Breathing In and Out: One Idea for Avoiding Burn Out), is their inability to accept help. Often they are the first people to put their hand-up when someone else needs something done, … Continue reading

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Strategy for Repair: Immediately after your Anger

The sense of shame I feel immediately after I’ve lost my rag with one of our kids is awful. They’re my least favourite moments as a Mum. Yes, usually it’s with the Hare – bless his little button-pushing socks. Particularly with him, … Continue reading

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Trust – Part One

About a year ago, the Hare started taking longer bike rides. Not just around the small block, the medium block or the big block: he wanted to stretch his wings a little more. The first few times he was great: he went, … Continue reading

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Signs of Great Parenting: Pre-School to Age Six

It can be difficult to really know how our parenting is going. There are many children who seem to be fine when they are young but then go off the rails, and others who seem rather childish and end up being more mature … Continue reading

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