Behaviour: How to have a little more patience and kindness in the New Year

Behaviour: How to have a little more patience and kindness in  the New Year Every day I want to get more done, every day I want more hours just to finish anything fully. Yet the time in a day never changes, it is a constant non changing amount of time. I am one of those rushed people always racing to get somewhere or get something done. I don't want to be rushed anymore. I want to slow down a … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s and living in the moment

Alzheimer's and living in the moment Many of you know that my mum has Alzheimer's. This year will be mum's fourth year of living with me and my family and I would not have it any other way. The amount of time my mum gave me growing up is non comparable to anything. My mum had a passion for children, she was a paediatric nurse, a passion she passed on to me, a passion that all children are to be … [Read more...]

Consistency in Parenting

On the Importance of Consistency in Parenting Consistency is one of the most important concepts in life. Be it in your personal life, professional career, family system, romantic relationships, or friendships, consistency is key to understanding what you want and what you can get out of a situation. There is no area where consistency is more essential than in parenting. Children of any age thrive … [Read more...]

Communicating with Children – Never Presume

Communicating with children Seeing the world through the eyes of a child, is an amazing way to gain an understanding of what they see and how they interpret certain situations. I have been using the Story Starter Cards, produced by Leaf , with my son who is six and some of the children I work with, aged four to twelve. I found the Story Starter Cards to be a great way of starting a conversation … [Read more...]