Parenting Advice

Education the Reggio Emilia Way

Bringing the outside in In Reggio Emilia Education there is a recognition that children interact with the environment almost as if it were a living being. Their classrooms are filled with natural light, plants, little jars of tempting objects, placed to enhance the child’s natural curiosity. The curriculum is not […]

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How to find win win solutions as a parent

How do we get the balance right as parents? If the way you were parented was overly strict, critical or harsh your impulse might be to give your children all of the gentleness, care and praise you longed for but didn’t receive. It is true that children need unconditional love […]

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Parenting after divorce or separation

Solo Parenting for Adventurous Souls I have been parenting solo for over a decade now. I think the biggest factor which has made this possible and enjoyable for me is community. I have over the years found creative ways to get support and provide my son with a rich variety […]

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7 ways to support your child with anxiety

How to recognise anxiety Anxiety is a natural response to a feeling of danger or threat however sometimes these feelings can be pervasive and impact our ability to enjoy life, build relationships or try new experiences. If you are watching your child suffer from anxiety it can be heartbreaking, sadly […]

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Parenting and The Shadow

We all have difficult moments I remember feeling grumpy about something while carrying my then four year old down the stairs, “are you having a difficult moment mum”, he said. He was so spot on. We both laughed so much we almost fell down the stairs! What a lovely way […]

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Self compassion is Self Love in Action

When I first started on my journey towards a greater sense in inner peace and happiness I found Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Your Life”, extremely helpful – practicing the mantra “I approve of myself” until the words felt right and familiar. My twenties had been characterised by a […]

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