Many of the parents we meet at ParentingSuccess feel that after school activities take up more time than they would like and is to blame for some of the unwanted behaviours in their children. Continue reading
This is a dreaded question for many of us parents. For two main reasons: Continue reading
As parents we are always on the go! Not just physically but also mentally. Often while we are in the middle of one task our mind is already racing ahead to the next or thinking about something else that needs to be done. Chewing over worries we have, analysing what when wrong and why, how we can fix things, what’s for dinner and did I remember to put the laundry on! Sound familiar? Continue reading
We love supporting the family as a whole and can come to your home and offer Family Coaching. What is Family coaching: When we support the family as a whole. We will come to your home to observe, feel and see what is going on. We are not there to judge, point fingers, blame or shame but to give you a ‘fresh view’ from an outsider and offer you new tools and tips that will keep you moving forward. 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
I have always been against ‘buying’ things on mother’s day, and actually also Valentine’s Day and all the ‘made up by shops days’. But I do LOVE when my children make me something to show their appreciating for the mother I am to them! Here is a poem from my daughter!
What do I get for passing my SATs, entry exams, GCSEs, A levels?
My son is doing his GCSEs and just asked me, ‘Mum what do you get for doing your exams and studying hard?’ My reply was, ‘Well you get good grades, an opportunity to stay at your school to do A levels, to go to Uni (if you want to) and hopefully get a good job.’ My son: ‘that’s not good enough, EVERYONE else gets money for each A or B they get!’. What’s next? What do I get for getting up in the morning at Uni, finding myself a job, earning money? Here is the difference between motivating our child and bribing them…