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Don't take their pain away potty training raising resilient kids Nov 06, 2021

My son Felix took his driving test last Friday.

 He’s a really confident driver and had a lot of practice.

 We’d taken him to the area of the test centre to practice and we felt he was ready.

He got in the car with the instructor and I sent him off with a thumbs up and a...

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Was this a huge mistake? helping kids take risks helping kis learn from mistakes independent kids raising confident kids raising resilient kids Sep 14, 2021

You know those weekends when you know you need to get out of the house, but nothing appeals?  

You’re exhausted.  

The kids are whining and squabbling  

And you can’t think of anything you much want to do.  

It was on just one of those Sundays not long after...

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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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Raising kids with strong mental health emotional intelligence emotionally intelligent kids kids mental health positive discipline raising resilient kids raising strong kids May 11, 2021

For mental health awareness week, I met Heather Rutherford for an instagram live Q&A. Heather runs The Parenting Partnership and is an old friend and colleague.

Heather and I have 7 children between us and have raised our children using gentle parenting with firm boundaries. We were talking...

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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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