A way to more understanding, empathy and compassion for our child

Do you notice that you have negative judgements about your child pop up in challenging parenting situations, such as when you are trying to engage their cooperation and they aren’t having a bar of it? Or when they are doing something that bothers you and they refuse to stop? They might be judgements about the … Continue reading A way to more understanding, empathy and compassion for our child

What to do when you don’t feel like playing

In my last post, I explored the “7 PM sillies”, the phenomenon where kids become more active and silly, usually around an hour or so before bedtime! I talked about how, at this time of day, our children most likely have needs for connection with us, to offload stress/tension from the day, for physical activity … Continue reading What to do when you don’t feel like playing

Habitual patterns and finding mindful and fulfilling ways to meet our needs

Most of us have habitual things we do in our daily lives that get in the way of us being truly present - with ourselves, our children and our partners (and any other people in our lives). Being present can be uncomfortable, and bring up a sense of vulnerability, especially if we have uncomfortable feelings … Continue reading Habitual patterns and finding mindful and fulfilling ways to meet our needs