Poem About Working Through Childhood Trauma

My last blog post was about dealing with my childhood trauma by releasing my fears. I wrote that post hopeful that I wouldn’t find myself re-triggered by my daughter’s thumb sucking. I had a few moments where I felt overwhelmed again, and I went back through the process written in my last blog post. IContinue reading “Poem About Working Through Childhood Trauma”

Dealing With Your Own Childhood Traumas: When You Feel Fear

The ultimate emotion caused by childhood trauma is fear (for example see this research paper). With that in mind, how do we determine what our fears are when we feel triggered by our children? Any gentle parents who have been working through their childhood traumas know that their triggers are caused by their own traumas.Continue reading “Dealing With Your Own Childhood Traumas: When You Feel Fear”

“She Doesn’t Listen to Anything We Say!”

This is a conversation starter my husband has had with me at least once… or twice… or more! This blog post is a reminder about the aim of gentle parenting and why we should not let our children’s inability to listen when we want them to sway us from our hard work. First, we debateContinue reading ““She Doesn’t Listen to Anything We Say!””

Poem: Premature Twin in Intensive Care

Having one twin in intensive care, while you and the other twin are in another place, is simply soul destroying. You have overwhelming pain that make it nearly impossible to move without help. This makes it impossible to go and visit your twin in intensive care very much. You have to convince yourself that theContinue reading “Poem: Premature Twin in Intensive Care”

Gentle Parenting View on Sharing / Turn Taking

When I had just one child, I naturally wanted her to share with others. I felt that was the expectation of those around me, and I guess I was raised with the view that sharing with others was a good thing. When the twins arrived, I soon discovered forcing one child to share is likeContinue reading “Gentle Parenting View on Sharing / Turn Taking”

Poems: About My Gentle Dad

There is the well known proverb that “it takes a village to raise a child”. Why does this saying exist? Why do villages not seem common anymore? Do we need a village to be a gentle parent? How can we create our own village? I refer to a poem about my Dad which I wroteContinue reading “Poems: About My Gentle Dad”

Is It Important to Help Your Partner on Gentle Parenting Techniques

Two sides of the coin are that you’ll be stressed and have a difficult marriage if you try to teach and guide your partner throughout their parenting journey. Is it not his responsibility to be the best parent he can be? On the flip side, if you didn’t help your struggling partner, who will payContinue reading “Is It Important to Help Your Partner on Gentle Parenting Techniques”

All I Need Is a Little More Sleep…

One of the recurring ‘grass is always greener’ feelings I have since becoming a parent is, “If only I could have a little more sleep, I’d be a super Mum!”. Why then does nature intend a Mum to have such little sleep? What can we do to promote more rest? What foods can we eatContinue reading “All I Need Is a Little More Sleep…”

Explaining Life of Restricted Socialising to a 3 Year Old: COVID-19 Case Study

I hear so many parents struggling with how to help their toddlers understand why they are self isolating at the moment. Many families may have avoided communicating the worldwide pandemic much at all, in fear of instilling their children with fears of germs or other people. They believe their children are too little and shouldContinue reading “Explaining Life of Restricted Socialising to a 3 Year Old: COVID-19 Case Study”

Poem: Mum Guilt For the Eledest When Welcoming Siblings Into The Family

Mother’s guilt didn’t make a huge appearance in my life until I had my second and third child. Suddenly, responding to my eldest’s needs seemed increasingly impossible at times. We watched a lot of TV. She was told to wait a lot longer than most 20 month old babies. She had to co-sleep with DaddyContinue reading “Poem: Mum Guilt For the Eledest When Welcoming Siblings Into The Family”