parenting

A Little Hope for a Struggling Mum

July 24, 2014
A Little Hope for a Struggling Mum

We went to Healesville Sanctuary during the holidays, it’s a fabulous zoo which just has Australian animals. We haven’t been for a while, in fact Noah has never been, and […]

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Finding Little Moments to Breathe – Micro Me Time for Parents.

July 17, 2014
Finding Little Moments to Breathe - Micro Me Time for Parents.

I was beginning to notice the undercurrent of crankiness. Every little thing they did was driving me nuts. I was slamming and clanking my way through dinner prep, with that […]

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25 Alternatives to “Good Job”

July 10, 2014
25 Alternatives to "Good Job"

Last week I shared some thoughts on praise and manipulation. In that post I shared some brutal truths about how I parent, and some ideas about how I would like […]

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Praise, Manipulation and Being a Better Parent.

July 3, 2014
Praise, Manipulation and Being a Better Parent.

Praise is a dirty word in some parenting and education circles. I understand why, and agree that hollow praise like ‘good girl’ or ‘good job’ means nothing and can interfere […]

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Helping Kids Negotiate Win Win Solutions.

June 26, 2014
Helping Kids Negotiate Win Win Solutions.

They are arguing over a toy… One of them is using it and the other wants it. They both feel like they have the right to that toy – “I […]

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Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

June 19, 2014
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Don’t worry if your floors are filthy. It doesn’t matter if the kids don’t get bathed every single night. Who cares if you can never find a pair of matching […]

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