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How my resolution turned me into a better parenting role model

How my resolution turned me into a better parenting role model

Every year as the countdown to the new year begins, we are inundated with social media messages enticing us to make our New Year’s resolution, spend our dollars, be drawn into the promise of the next year being our best year ever. Have you sworn to yourself that this year will be different, you will stick to your resolution and finally achieve the goals you set for yourself? Have you promised yourself, “This year I will… lose weight, get married, start a business, have a baby, stop smoking, get organised, stop yelling, get fit… The list is endless, and for ...

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Stop stress-related parenting health problems

Stop stress-related parenting health problems

  Did you know that 88% of working parents suffer stress-related health problems? A resounding 64% expressed suffering extreme fatigue, 59% experienced anxiety and 44% unhealthy weight gain. (1) Are you physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted? Are the kids sometimes just irritants? Does it feel like every day is a huge struggle, and all you can see, for years and years ahead, is more of the same…? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have one more for you: “What are you doing to take care of the most important asset in your family – and ...

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How to respectfully inspire your child to show respect

How to respectfully inspire your child to show respect

We all want to be respected, don’t we, the difficulty lies in that when emotions flare, respect seems to pick up and walk straight out the door.   So as the parent what do you need to stop doing to start getting your child to act respectfully?   1.   Stop yelling at your child You have undoubtedly heard this before, you know you should not yell, you want to talk to your children, but somehow they keep pushing your buttons and you react rather than respond the way you want to.   As a person, you have always been able ...

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Solving the real parenting dilemma

Solving the real parenting dilemma

A Happy Parenting Community Member has asked me if I believe in corporal punishment, in response to an article called “The great parenting debate to spank or not to spank.” For me, the answer to this question is easy, in my opinion THERE IS NO DEBATE. As a person, as a parent and as a parenting coach I can emphatically say, SPANKING IS A NO-GO ZONE. I also believe that an emotional beating is equal, if not more destructive, than a physical beating. What I want to do is alter the way you think about spanking; I totally want to ...

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How to stop yo-yo parenting in its tracks

How to stop yo-yo parenting in its tracks

When kids play up it is so hard to focus your attention in so many directions, and hold it all together yourself so here are some tips on how to stop yo-yo parenting and parent harmoniously instead. 1.     Check your vitals first Are you tired, hungry, overwhelmed, or are you just plain cranky? – I hate to admit it, but I know I can get as grumpy as my kids do when they are tired, hungry, or overwhelmed. Take a deep breath and hold it for a minute before you say anything! I am serious, being conscious of what you ...

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