The Fear of Physical Hurting Your Children

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”

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”

The Ultimate Fear in Life for Gentle Parents With Limited Support Networks: Death

This is potentially a triggering post about the fear of death. Please only consider reading if it’s something you relate to. Some gentle parents are fortunate to have a huge and local support network who they genuinely trust. If something happened to you, it would not be ideal but your children would be gently andContinue reading “The Ultimate Fear in Life for Gentle Parents With Limited Support Networks: Death”

My Child is a Fussy Eater – Help Me Gently Encourage Healthier Eating Habits

I am the ultimate fussy eater. I grew up with mild eating problems which turned into bigger problems when I left home. I was determined to help my children enjoy healthy food, as this would contribute to my aim of them being happy. What is going on behind the mind of a fussy eater? WhatContinue reading “My Child is a Fussy Eater – Help Me Gently Encourage Healthier Eating Habits”