Dad’s Blog: Knowing When to Step Up in My Parenting Role… And When to Step Back

There are some challenges we can face as a working Dad with a stay at home gentle parenting wife. Most of the days we’re out at work. Our wives can need our support more than our ancestors who lived with bigger support networks (see my wife’s previous post about a lacking support village). It takesContinue reading “Dad’s Blog: Knowing When to Step Up in My Parenting Role… And When to Step Back”

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”

Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word – So Let’s Avoid ‘Sorry’ Altogether and Apologise Instead

How can we apologise effectively? What are the features of a good apology? How can failing to apologise affect our relationships, including with our children? These are all important questions that this blog answers. Sorry is most definitely the hardest word to get right, and that song by Elton John “sorry seems to be theContinue reading “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word – So Let’s Avoid ‘Sorry’ Altogether and Apologise Instead”

Parent’s Role in Creating Mischievous Little Monkeys – Fun Activities to Create Connections and Memories

I have to admit, I am just a big monkey really. I use lots of cheeky monkey games and fun to create laughter and joy in our children’s lives. In this blog post, I offer some fun and playful ideas to create imagination and entertainment to your children. I also mention gentle parenting considerations whenContinue reading “Parent’s Role in Creating Mischievous Little Monkeys – Fun Activities to Create Connections and Memories”

How Not To Mess Our Kids Up – When Gentle or Attachment Parenting Can Go Wrong

We do not need to know the answers, by seeking advice from experts or others, we simply need to be our child’s answer. This statement by Gordon Neufeld in the above video makes perfect sense. If we are constantly seeking tips from other parents on what we should do about our child misbehaving or withContinue reading “How Not To Mess Our Kids Up – When Gentle or Attachment Parenting Can Go Wrong”

Isolation and Postnatal Depression with a Young Family – COVID19 And Other Reasons

They say it takes a village to raise a child. This saying does not help when you have young babies and no support network or visitors. Now with the Coronavirus isolating the World within the walls of their homes, every family will be able to relate to this isolated situation. There are many Mums whoContinue reading “Isolation and Postnatal Depression with a Young Family – COVID19 And Other Reasons”

How to Connect to your Children

Most parents search for a better way of parenting because they do not feel connected to their children or they want to have the best connection possible, both in the short term and in the future. The benefits of a strong connection between mother / father and the baby will unfold throughout their childhood andContinue reading “How to Connect to your Children”