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?

Adults stop playing because they worry they might fall over.

A Lesson From the Brownies  Another ‘Random’ workshop with the Brownies this evening.   Before we did some moves, mindset and mindlessness, I did a little research for my ‘adult’ playful / random / mindlessful workshop this Saturday and asked them 3 questions –   What does the word ‘play’ mean to you? –   Friends Games Tablet Donuts   ‘Why Do Adults Stop Playing’?   Because of us They haven’t got time They give up They can’t play, don’t know how to Too old to be chased Worried about falling over We are faster than them and they get … Continue reading Adults stop playing because they worry they might fall over.

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

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

Remote Controlled Connection

How our Children can teach Us to Relax Yesterday my son was talking to me (well at me), we were on our way to karate and he was really excited about moving up a level to ‘spar‘ and spent a looooong time telling me all about it.   I was distracted, my mind was elsewhere on work and actually hands up, I was a little bored of listening! My Boy-Man Brought Me Home I took a breath and acknowledged to myself that I wasn’t with him and set an intention to BE present and enjoy his company, despite the uninsparring conversation. … Continue reading Remote Controlled Connection

The ‘UPSET’ Family

Let’s face it, every family needs and wants calm, joy and emotional balance. We hear it all the time. Are You Being Heard? Most family members have something to say and they don’t feel they can or they don’t feel that they are being heard. The Family Upset It’s part of the family dynamic – ‘The family Upset’. What’s yours?  How about having a strategy to fix that?  Simple, effective, easy to do and leaving your family members surprised by how powerful and relaxed you have become? Fancy that? Intelligent & Unusual Parenting Conversations Join us on Thursday 15th June … Continue reading The ‘UPSET’ Family