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Getting through those challenging parenting days

Getting through those challenging parenting days

Some days are undeniably challenging parenting days and they are so much worse than others.  They are the days where you think to yourself, this is just so darn hard.  Nothing I say or do works out the way I want it to, and I just feel like hiding under the covers all day. I want to escape being a parent.  Then you are reminded that that is completely impossible so here are some things you can do to rid yourself of challenge and live the family life you love. 5 steps to go from challenging parenting to living the family life ...

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5 easy ways to give your child positive attention

5 easy ways to give your child positive attention

Parenting comes with ups and downs and I have witnessed and observed how our kids feed off us. When we are stressed, they feel it. Equally, when we give positive attention, we create positive ripples of love they lap it up relish in the warmth of our love. A few years ago, when I interviewed Dr. Justin Coulson he said emotions are infectious, so no matter what their nature, our emotions infect those around us. Unfortunately, the negative ones tend to pick up extra energy and when one person is slightly grumpy, the negative vibe fills the room, causing everyone ...

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Build a love map and connect with your child

Build a love map and connect with your child

Everywhere you look is the message, think positively, be happy and it is continually being drummed down your throat. Be grateful everyone says, but how you ask can you can you motivate yourself to feel positively  about your kids  when they won’t listen, won’t clean up after themselves, argue with you at every opportunity, are resolutely trying to drive you crazy and just seem damn ungrateful for all that you do. The answer, you build a love map that is what you do. You create a picture of your child that is so much larger than the negative behaviours they ...

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How to make a change, so you love being a parent

Do you close your eyes at night and think OMG I have to do this all over again tomorrow… I’m not talking about the obligations you have (because those are not going to go away) I am talking about the things you wish you could change, the dreams you want fulfilled, the life you want to lead, you know you are destined for something better, something amazing, but you don’t know where to start. Simply put, you don’t know what you don’t know. Until you sit up and take notice of where you are at, and where you truly want ...

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5 steps to stop the yo-yo parenting

5 steps to stop the yo-yo parenting

Have you ever gone to bed thinking that you just had the worst parenting day ever – if you are a parent, chances are this has happened at least once in your parenting lifetime. Parenting is a bit like dieting – you wake up and think to yourself today is going to be different but by the time 8 am rolls around,  you’ve probably lost your cool,  you’ve growled at one of the kids and are wishing you could deliver on the promise you made to yourself.  “Today I will not yell.”  Alternatively, at the very least, you want to ...

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