Today I had to be THE parent!

Today I had to be THE parent!

Today I had to go to that place that I don’t like to be as a parent. Yes, I had to put my firm face on – I had to stay firm, I had to be firm. Today I was not his friend, I was his MOTHER. And yes, today my son hated me and yes it made me sad, or mad – I’m...
Staying calm under pressure

Staying calm under pressure

Family life gets busy, there is always so much to get done and not enough time. While we can’t make more time we can choose how we spend it. “You can do anything, but not everything” – David Allen  Think of a typical busy day in your family: What time is it?...
Act with confidence and your kids will respect you!

Act with confidence and your kids will respect you!

“I speak two languages: body & English.” – Mae West Your kids will observe your body language to check your emotions and on how serious and confident you are in your role as a parent. And they are really clever; they sense everything that’s going on inside and...
Create a family routine…

Create a family routine…

A routine is a sequence of actions or tasks that are regularly followed. Benefits of having a clear routine at home: Routines have huge benefits for us and our child but the main thing is that having an agreed pattern and schedule can ease stress and save time in the...
Consequences should teach, not punish

Consequences should teach, not punish

Consequences are something that happens as a result of your child behaving in a particular way. They are not intended to knock a child’s self-esteem nor to punish, but to help them learn from their mistakes and not repeat them. Benefits of effective limit setting:...