Getting up is hard to do | on cold, dark mornings

Do you have a hard time getting up in the mornings? Parents and kids can struggle on the cold winter days with bad moods. When you are in a bad mood is it hard to shake? What about your child? Are bad moods making it hard for them to get up and do what they … Continue reading Getting up is hard to do | on cold, dark mornings

Mummy will you talk to me in your nice parenting voice?

Once I started using positive parenting skills I really noticed a change in my son. His body language changed. He cuddled up to me more on the sofa. I was noticing all these changes when one day he asked "Mummy will you talk to me in that nice parenting voice?". This was a wake up … Continue reading Mummy will you talk to me in your nice parenting voice?

Treat your child as the person you know they are capable of becoming

"Treat your child as the person you know they are capable of becoming." (quote from Haim Ginott) Sometimes as parents we doubt whether anything we say or do to try and influence our kids is actually working. If it’s a particularly bad day we catastrophize that not only have we failed to do this but … Continue reading Treat your child as the person you know they are capable of becoming