In my coaching practice I often hear from clients that they are convinced that their children are triggering them. They are sure that their children are deliberately looking for and pushing their buttons. Parents tell me that these buttons are about lack of respect, not being listened to, not doing what they are told, or lying and rude behaviour. They tell me that when their children push … [Read more...] about How you can turn triggers into teachings
Back to school is not that far away for many children (some are already back) and with that brings stress for most parents. The summer schedule is often more relaxed and laid back, with late nights and lazy mornings. So when the early morning alarm clock goes off on the first day of school many parents and kids are scrambling to get to the bus stop or into the car for the drive to school. How … [Read more...] about 5 tips to make the back-to-school routine easier for you and your kids!
Believe it or not kids are in the moment more than we are; they live in the present, whereas our mind tends to be either in the past or future. Children can teach us a lot about being present and these five activities are a great way to bring mindfulness into your life with your children! ONE: This is a great bedtime activity. Invite your child to find their favourite stuffy. Have him/her lie … [Read more...] about Mindfulness: 5 simple and fun activities you can do with your children
We all have unconscious moments, whether it’s realizing we have driven home instead of the grocery store, washed our hair twice or forgotten all together, or misplaced our keys. These are all examples of unconscious moments, times that we were not present and aware enough to be able to remember what we did or didn't do. Most of our unconscious moments have little to no consequences - perhaps … [Read more...] about How my unconsciousness got me arrested – seriously, I’m not kidding!
I hate nagging my children but yet somehow I keep doing it! If I made a list of all the things we nag our children to do it would be longer than this post!. The top of the list would be things like: -brush your teeth -get ready for bed -put on a coat -wear a hat -don’t forget your mittens -do your homework -finish your dinner -clean up your room……and so on. None of us like to nag, … [Read more...] about Why I made a vow to stop doing this – and why you should consider it too!
For every challenge there are hundreds of solutions – the trick is to find the one that fits best. But first we need to be open to those solutions – we need to be able to see them. What often happens in challenging situations with our children however, is our expectations, judgments, needs, fears and egos all get in the way of the one thing, the secret, that can help us solve … [Read more...] about The one secret that can solve your challenges at home