I am sure we have all been there: where we would do ANYTHING to get our kids to do what we need them to do, i.e. revise for an exam, get those grades, do their homework, go to school without throwing a tantrum (for all ages!), eat their dinner, go to bed or maybe just be nice to their siblings! Continue reading
Find your playful parent
Family life can be very busy and it is easy to lose track of WHY we had kids in the first place. Often we simply lose our way in the rush of daily chores, activities, worries, disciplining and running around! We might feel disappointed that family life has not turned out as we hoped, or about the parent we thought we would be!
We take breathing for granted; it is something we just do every day! But family life can be very busy and we might feel that we don’t have time to stop and take a break to meditate or re-energise. The good news though is that it doesn’t have to take more than a minute or even a few seconds to reboot, to boost yourself, to rescue yourself from a ‘panicked or stressful’ moment or avoid doing or saying something you will regret later on. Continue reading
A good morning routine starts the night before. If your child has had a calm bedtime routine: went to bed on time and got the sleep he/she needs, together you prepared and planned the morning chores the night before, your child will be happier, calmer and more focused. A good bedtime routine matters a lot for the day ahead! Continue reading