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You do it for me! compassionate parenting confident kids emotionally intelligent kids independent kids Nov 16, 2021

One of my sons was applying for a management training scheme this week.

He likes to ask for our help and support, whereas his brother is much more likely to go it alone.

Kids are all so different aren't they?

I was pretty busy with my own work and he came to me asking me to help with the cover...

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It's all your fault behaviour management boundaries for kids calm parenting compassionate parenting emotional intelligence managing misbehaviour positive discipline Jun 08, 2021

My mother’s favourite expression is ‘A mother’s place is in the wrong’

 It makes me smile and it is so easy to slip into guilt around motherhood and be tempted to fix things when they’ve gone wrong.

 I has certainly felt like that for me.

 I...

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But I wanted chocolate ice cream avoiding tantrums compassionate parenting emotional intelligence emotional outbursts firm parenting raising resilient kids Jun 01, 2021

I remember my parenting coach telling me that it wasn't my job to make my child happy and I felt really shocked by that.

What's the point in having kids if we don't want them to have a happy life?

If you want to raise a well-rounded, emotionally well-balanced child then you’ll want to read...

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I made a big mistake compassionate parenting dealing with bullying how to have a close relationship with your child my child is being bullied parental guilt positive parenting May 28, 2021

When my eldest son Nico was 9 we made the decision to move him from his cosy primary school to an all boy’s school that we felt would suit him better academically.

He was the kind of child who sucked up information like a sponge.

He would inform us of the most amazing facts.

He poured over...

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Helping a child calm down calm parenting compassionate parenting dealing with tantrums emotional outbursts empathetic parenting gentle parenting help a child with tantrums helping kids cope with strong emotions kids aggression meltdowns outbursts toddler tantrums Apr 20, 2021

I was listening to a great podcast today - I highly recommend it - by Erin Royer and is called Your Village, Parenting Beyond Discipline.

I wanted to tell you about something Erin suggested - it's especially helpful if you have a child who is prone to emotional outburst but it could be lovely...

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Kids who speak up for themselves bullying compassionate parenting confident children confident kids emotional intelligence empowering kids gentle parenting giving kids a voice independent kids resilient kids standing up for yourself Mar 16, 2021

I felt a tap on the shoulder at school pick up

'Can I have a word Mrs McGill?'

My heart sank.

In these situations you know it can only be bad news and you immediately start to doubt your parenting abilities and blame yourself for whatever your child has got up to.

My son Nico's teacher...

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Raising strong kids compassionate parenting emotional intelligence gentle parenting helping kids with emotions kids being bullied raising resilient kids raising strong kids resilience resilient kids Mar 09, 2021

One day on the way back from nursery when my daughter was little, I sensed something wasn't right. We stopped to sit on a park bench and her eyes welled up with tears.

'Nobody would play with me today, they said I was a baby and couldn't join in their games'.

I felt a terrible stab in my heart...

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Creating Rules that Work boundaries for kids compassionate parenting firm parenting gentle parenting having firm boundaries kids pushing the boundaries positive discipline rules that work Jan 19, 2021

One of the questions I get asked the most frequently is 'Why won't my child just the simple things like brushing her teeth or getting in the bath?'

 

Do you have these frustrations?

 

As many of you know, when Nico my eldest was 2 ½ we got help with our parenting as he was such a...

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