Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got to Do With It?

Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got To Do With It?  Being a parent is the most challenging job any of us will have!    This session is designed for curious parents who would like to explore ways they can give their child fresh possibilities to adapt to the challenges of life. In this 3 hour session you will learn ways to –  Teach your child how to adapt to frustrating times. Become their life mentor. Help your child’s learning experience to become easier and more effective  Become aware which parenting styles get the best for you and your children Elicit calm responses with your child when you have to communicate topics which could be stressful  Improve their self esteem Develop enjoyable … Continue reading Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got to Do With It?

Glugs Wine, Listens to Silence

Do you feel listening skills have declined and why might this be so? Continue reading Glugs Wine, Listens to Silence

‘Miss, The Elephants’

Ladybird Ladybird  ‘Please put that back where you found it,  hurry up and get back into line,’ words shouted to a 6 year old child in a school I was teaching in a while ago. The little girl had a ladybird in the palm of her hand and was showing it to a friend.  She set the ladybird free and lined up in the straight line with all the other children. ‘Miss, the elephant’  A teaching mentor once advised me ‘Don’t be the teacher who misses the elephant walking past the classroom’ When I was teaching in Tanzania, we often … Continue reading ‘Miss, The Elephants’

How I Help My Children Go To Bed

Frustrated with getting your kids to bed? The children are finally in bed – it only takes us an hour of asking them to right? Then they need about 5 wees, decide they are hungry and want to discuss the meaning of life. How about creating such a wonderful nighttime haven for them that they jump into bed willingly and soon after fall asleep? Just imagine having an evening where you weren’t being constantly called back upstairs. Do you feel confident at bedtime? I know very few parents with this wonderful bedtime routine, largely because when I speak to them … Continue reading How I Help My Children Go To Bed

So … What.

So Where will your flow take you today? Perhaps you have set an intention to ‘DO something today, you have a schedule, a plan etc.  What if it doesn’t go to plan, doesn’t go the way you want it to? How about just going with the’flow’ and reminding yourself to just ‘BE’ today. BE curious.  Move into not knowing what is coming next.  Get excited. Put your finger to your nose and simply take a breath. PAUSE and BE. BE with the feeling but avoid BEcoming the feeling. Allow the feeling to be with you, maybe it’s alongside you, above … Continue reading So … What.

Smile and Grunt

 Can we learn to love Tech? Do you have a morning routine to check in with yourself? The holidays are here and I continue to be an early riser which has been a perfect way to create a longer meditation habit, which actually gives me more time across the day.   Each morning,  I sit and meditate for 40 to 60 minutes,  after which I often write out my morning pages and then enjoy some yoga, qi gong, swim or a run, which I shorten when I’m back on the school run. As the kids have got older they sleep … Continue reading Smile and Grunt

Your children can learn simple ways to be calm, connected and emotionally balanced

Your children can learn simple ways to be calm, connected and emotionally balanced. It is very easy to do. The State We Are In  Recently I visited a school and Brownie Pack.  I shared ideas with the children of ways to create changes of ‘state’ in our minds and bodies and how we get in a state in the first place! Wired Or Tired? I taught them how to create more energy and enthusiasm when they feel tired and ways to be calmer when they feel wired. I was able to demonstrate how self-talk influenced their results. Words they say … Continue reading Your children can learn simple ways to be calm, connected and emotionally balanced