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Co-parenting as a team!

Co-parenting as a team!

Everything you need to know about arrangements for children upon divorce/separation By Saika Alam, family law solicitor & Mette Theilmann, parenting mentor  WHAT ARE THE ORDERS THAT A COURT CAN MAKE WHEN PARENTS CANNOT AGREE OVER THE CHILDREN ?   By Saika Alam...
When our kids disappoint us.

When our kids disappoint us.

It goes without saying as a parent that our kids will disappoint us at some stage and that is OK. What matters is how we deal with it and get to the other side. When I was a child, my dad made a point of never saying that he was disappointed in us. He would happily...
You get what you ask for…

You get what you ask for…

I know this sounds a bit harsh, so we can also say, ‘what you focus on the most you will cultivate and grow – until it becomes reality’. The same thing, just sounds nicer. Do you have a challenging child? Then I know it’s tempting to talk about them to friends, family...
When can we stop parenting and retire?

When can we stop parenting and retire?

Let’s start with the fact that we never stop being a parent. No matter how old our kids are - 5, 10, 20 or 35 -  we will always be their parents. My oldest is 24 and I still call her my child, and I am still her parent -  but I feel that I have stopped parenting her....
Create light in the dark!

Create light in the dark!

Create light in the dark Yes, it’s that time of the year where we start thinking about bedtime at 4 o’clock because it is getting dark so early! But maybe we can embrace and enjoy these ‘cosy’ moments by bringing light into the house when we don’t get enough of it...
Dealing with back talk

Dealing with back talk

‘I hate you!’, ‘You don’t love me!’, ‘You love Sam more than me!’, ‘You are such a bad parent!’, ‘Get out of my face!’, ‘You only think about yourself!’. These are just some of the phrases we might hear from our kids when they talk back at us. Any of these ring a bell...