I frequently see the recommendation of one-on-one time on the gentle parenting forums, as a response to any difficulties people are having with their children. ‘When you have a new child, you should ensure frequent one-on-one time with your children.’ By this, they mean taking the child out somewhere exciting and doing an activity awayContinue reading “Sibling Rivalry: One On One Time”
I’ve been through the roller coaster of emotions regarding my daughter’s thumb sucking habit. It has been one of the toughest triggers for me, which I found new methods to help me deal with those tough emotions. Although I’m in a much better place about it, I still sometimes mess up by saying things likeContinue reading “Thumb Sucking Poem: The Little Comforter”
I’m honoured to have been offered The Good Enough Parent book to write a review about before it’s released. The title was very exciting for me whilst I waited for it to arrive. I imagined it to fill me with confidence that our kids will still turn out happy enough without us being perfect. MyContinue reading “The Good Enough Parent by School of Life Book Review”
This feels like the first life changing question my gut instinct doesn’t help me answer. Is it beneficial to hang around with other people who are not gentle in parenting or teaching style? Will exposing my 3 young children to, in my opinion, unhealthy emotional or physical situations cause any harm? On the flip side,Continue reading “Life Changing Question: Who Should We Hang Out With?”
I’ve been thinking about my Dad a lot recently. Sometimes I read through previous poems to help identify and release my feelings about his death. I found this poem I wrote around a year ago. I realised how many other like minded parents view that you should not let your emotions be affected by anotherContinue reading “Let Me Rest In Peace, My Gentle Dad”
I have had this book ‘One Hundred Illustrated Stories’ for some time and we dip in and out of it. Why is it so useful for having in a safe place in the house? What sort of stories does it have? Would I recommend this book for toddlers? This blog post looks at these questions.Continue reading “Book Reviews for Young Children: Usborne One Hundred Illustrated Stories Book”
We finally did it! I managed to safely take our 4 year 3 month old, and 2 year 7 month old twins out alone. Why? How? What would I do differently? Most importantly, would I do it again? This blog post answers these questions. What Stopped Me Going Out When the twins were newborn andContinue reading “I Managed To Take 3 Young Children Out Alone, Safely”
After writing my last post about the Alice in Wonderland graphic novel book, I received a notification that there is a special sales price on a mutli-series of ‘100 Things To Know About’ books published by Usborne. I had already purchased the ‘100 Things to Know About The Human Body’, mostly out of a personalContinue reading “Book Reviews for Young Children: Usborne’s 100 Things to Know About… Series of Books”
Since we are now 100% commited to being homeschooling parents, I have become obsessed with finding all possible educational, interesting and factual books for my children. Part of this is the fear that they’ll fall behind if I don’t have sufficient resources to educate my children on things I may not have even thought about.Continue reading “Book Reviews for Young Children: Alice in Wonderland Graphic Novel”
As a child my Mum used physical force and fear to try and control my behaviour, or perhaps to release her frustration. I forgive my Mum of this as it’s just her traumas surfacing and she did not find a way to deal with them. I also know how stressful it can be when yourContinue reading “The Fear of Physical Hurting Your Children”
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