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Building Children’s Self-Esteem

Building Children’s Self-Esteem

As parents, our job is to help our children cultivate self-esteem. In order to do that, they need to know and become connected to the self. If children are not connected to who they are, they will not develop self-esteem. We live in a world that is quick to teach us...

How Children Learn

How Children Learn

..and what we need to know as parents   Knowing how children learn can ultimately unlock their blueprint of potential. Think of your child, as the seed of a tree. Inside every tree lies a blueprint of creation that is there to guide the growth of that tree. Our...

Parenting as a Spiritual Practice

Parenting as a Spiritual Practice

Did you know that we learn to parent, by the way we were parented, at least subconsciously. That may or may not be good news. What is helpful to know, is that our reactive thoughts and feelings come from our subconscious programs. Our job as we grow, is to upgrade the...

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

They say it takes a village to raise a child – and yet we don’t often have much of a village these days. Sometimes we need to look outside of our own extended family to create extra support and bring a richness that comes from having many different people as part of...

The Importance of Play for Young Children

The Importance of Play for Young Children

As an only child of a single mother, I grew up entertaining myself. When mum got home from work, she didn’t have the time or space to entertain me. I knew from an early age that my own fun came from me, and what I could make, create, discover and imagine. If ever I...

Creating Family Rituals

Creating Family Rituals

My son gazes lovingly into my eyes one night as I put him to bed. This has always been an important time of connection for us. I have sung him his own song since he was a baby. This song signals the words I want to deeply instil within him, that he is loved and he is...

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

It was one of those days where everything felt hard. Getting up was almost human torture, feeling like I must have had a 10-minute sleep, not the 7 hours the clock reported. Getting the boys breakfast was mundane and nerve wracking as every disgusting noise and...

Understanding Your Child

Understanding Your Child

I get to coach parents and listen to their stories and I have to declare – loudly from the mountain tops – parenting is a tough gig! The more I work with parents and their struggles, the more I see that the changes that need to happen, need to start within the minds...

Having Another Baby at Age 40

Having Another Baby at Age 40

Have you ever wished you could go back and have another go at doing something important again? I’m sure every parent feels that way at some stage, where they wish they could go back and do things differently. “I wish I had known this when I was younger.” Common words...