Important Parenting Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner – Hindsight is a Wonderful Thing

Some parents may be in a position to have planned exactly how they will parent their children before they are even born. Others, like me, assumed it would just be whatever it would be and all would work out fine. When the reality hits and you can’t even work out whether it’s morning or night,Continue reading “Important Parenting Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner – Hindsight is a Wonderful Thing”

Gentle Parenting – The Backlash When You Parent This Way and How to Remain Confident in Your Gentle Parenting Choice

Some non gentle parents have comments to make about the way gentle parenting will impact upon your children. Here is a debate about some common misconceptions about the effects of raising a child using gentle parenting techniques. It can be a challenge to ignore those comments when your own subsconscious brain may be selling youContinue reading “Gentle Parenting – The Backlash When You Parent This Way and How to Remain Confident in Your Gentle Parenting Choice”

Mum Guilt – Riddling Through My Funny Bones

Pretty much every Mum will feel guilt for the things they cannot provide their children. We all know that loveable childhood book ‘Funnybones’, well guilt can lie within every part of us, bubbling away beneath the superficial surface layer. Why does Mum guilt exist? How can gentle parenting help us be at peace with it?Continue reading “Mum Guilt – Riddling Through My Funny Bones”

Whatever Happens – I Don’t Want to be Anything Like My Mother!

How many people say that ‘as long as I do the opposite of my Mum when raising my own children, my kids will be fine.’ I have a Mum who has narcissistic traits and I had fears of becoming like my Mum too. I disagree with the statement to do the opposite of your parents,Continue reading “Whatever Happens – I Don’t Want to be Anything Like My Mother!”

Help My Partner to Align With My Gentle Parenting Styles

When you start your gentle parenting journey, you quickly realise that simply doing the opposite of your parents or going with your gut reactions may not be the best way to parent. You soon become convinced this is the best way to raise your children as it helps build a strong connection between you andContinue reading “Help My Partner to Align With My Gentle Parenting Styles”

“But I’m Already A Gentle Parent”… Or Are You?

The above image represents how delicate our children’s hearts are, and how our parenting can shadow them for the many years to come. We are all experts in ourselves and our children and if you feel you are already the master of gentle parenting then great. Just take a minute to read what gentle parentingContinue reading ““But I’m Already A Gentle Parent”… Or Are You?”