Conscious Parenting Requires Conscious Goal Setting It’s important to remember that one of the primary goals in parenting is not to control behaviours, but to teach skills, to inspire deep […]Read more
Friendship Based Parenting Or (more contentiously) Be a Friend Always, a Parent Never Sometimes the criticism of the idea of friendship based parenting is that kids and their parents aren’t […]Read more
Instead of being concerned with our own need for respect,
we should be focussing on healing the pain that has caused the situation in the first place.
Once we have this shift of focus the issue is no longer one of getting respect (which is an effect),
but of healing, of relating, love, connection,
of seeing, listening – deep listening and accepting (dealing with the cause!).
Uncommon Trust From the time my daughter started school I’ve always told her that anytime she wants to stay home for any reason, all she has to do is tell […]Read more
Break the Cycle of Mistrust Parenting philosopher and author John Holt has said; “Trust Children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must […]Read more
We must tell our children over and over that they are
strong, smart, talented, beautiful and resilient!
Tell them every day.
Believe it as you say it.
Say it to every child!
When I talk about peaceful parenting, saying YES more than NO, creating a happy and peaceful atmosphere in the home and using communication and collaboration instead of control when raising […]Read more
Unconditionally Worthy – Mistakes, Flaws and All It’s so important for our kids to know that they are accepted and loved by us just for being who they are. If […]Read more
Struggling to Find My Way Many years before my daughter was born I knew I wanted to parent differently, but I had no information, no models to follow. I was […]Read more
A Case Against Spanking (or I should say “yet another case, in a long line of cases, against spanking!) One of the most common arguments we hear for spanking is […]Read more