Why having a little patience encourages our kids to feel good about themselves. Continue reading 8 Ways To Be More Patient with Your Child
Who was Iambe? Because sometimes we forget our song. Continue reading IAMBE
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?
Do you feel listening skills have declined and why might this be so? Continue reading Glugs Wine, Listens to Silence
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’
What will you settle on today? Some people love being preoccupied with thoughts. Thoughts provide them with constant entertainment, interaction, they believe thinking is important. They are addicted to distraction and fearful of boredom, inner silence, or feeling alone without them. Our minds are often likened to busy monkeys leaping from tree to tree or butterflies fluttering from flower to flower. We are good at multitasking, reacting, and scanning for the pleasant, unpleasant or neutral and choosing all the time between them. Life is fast paced, work is busy, families are doing, schools are cramming… So what can we settle … Continue reading What Will You Settle On Today?
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 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.
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
Someone or Something Frustrating You? Repeat this 5 times – ‘The Point of Power is Always in the Present Moment’ I love this and it’s something I say to myself as a ‘reminder’ when something is taking me away from being present. Just saying it has a calming effect. Extracted from one of my favourite books ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay. This photo is my daughter fully present winning a race when we were in Tanzania! Exercise is a great way to get ‘present’ too. Jane Tyson #frustrationexpert #contentedparenting Continue reading Feeling Frustrated? Get Present