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Women to inspire us on International Women’s Day

Here’s a story to inspire you on International Women’s Day. Katherine Johnson, in the 1960’s was an integral part of the space exploration team which orbited the earth. Until the book Hidden Figures and the film released last year, Katherine Johnson, received very little publicity.  I never knew that the name we now use for … Continue reading Women to inspire us on International Women’s Day

Threenagers rule! 8 ways to tackle tiny tornadoes

1. "Help, my threenager is in charge!" Life before kids involved working in a calm, predictable office.  When I asked people to do something, they just did it. The transition to having an impulsive and strong-willed toddler and a baby was a rude awakening.  My threenager ignored many of my very reasonable requests.  He had … Continue reading Threenagers rule! 8 ways to tackle tiny tornadoes

Homwork

Homework meltdowns – 5 things you can do

“I suck at maths!” my son shouts as he hurries away from the kitchen table and stomps down the hall. I force myself to wait in space, instead of running behind him. I notice how I hold my breath when this happens, it’s so stressful. How parents respond in this moment determines what happens next. … Continue reading Homework meltdowns – 5 things you can do

Self care is not selfish

Getting back into gear after the holidays

So you just got used to everyone enjoying later nights and less structure and suddenly you're back into the school term, grinding it out. Transition is never seamless, no matter how well you set it up. When we're calm, engaged and focused, our kids will get the best from us. What's going to make it easier … Continue reading Getting back into gear after the holidays

What to say when they tell you how to parent

Wouldn’t it be nice if people remembered we were all children once? Well, they don’t. I bet there isn’t a parent out there who hasn’t been on the receiving end of advice about how to manage challenging behaviour. Total strangers have a nasty habit of telling us how to parent. In the shop when our … Continue reading What to say when they tell you how to parent

Help there’s fireworks in my house!

When your child or teen is exploding around your ears the last thing they need is a parent who joins in.  It’s like pouring petrol on a fire.  Parents are well aware of this already but isn’t it just SO HARD to be the flexible, understanding adult some times? Keeping calm when our buttons are … Continue reading Help there’s fireworks in my house!

Think before you post that picture

·        A 13 year old boy sends a photo of his private parts to a 16 year old girl who shares it amongst her classmates. He is left feeling humiliated. ·        A group of 15 year old boys take a photo up the skirt of their teacher in the classroom and post it on social … Continue reading Think before you post that picture