Melina was at her breaking point. With three kids and a full time job she was stretched and struggling.
The kids didn’t behave. The house was chaos. She was always running late, she felt, as she puts it, like she was “spiralling out of control.”
“I just wanted a day to run smoothly, as planned without everything f**king up.”
How to manage the wrath of emotions following a battle with your strong willed child.
When life keeps dropping you hints.
When you know you’re capable of more in life.
When you feel envious of others.
And there’s that gnawing feeling inside that won’t go away.
Have you ever had this feeling? Do you feel it now?
In this special interview, I speak to Mandie Spooner of “Digital Detox for Parents”. I find out what it is and how you can do it and of course how you can overcome the main blocks in order to reap the benefits.
Becoming overwhelmed with the amount of tasks on your list is probably every busy parents battle and probably a daily one at that. Demands from school, friends, family, business, hobbies not to mention health and financial concerns, all add up to put pressure on us. But it’s ok, as this is perfectly normal and becoming overwhelmed is also ok. So take a deep breath and listen to my strategy for coping with overwhelm.
You’ve been up since 6am, you’ve battled the getting dressed stage, wrestled through breakfast, hunted for missing hats, readers and homework, discovered there is homework to complete and now, just when you are in the home-straight, there is the small matter of rallying your troops to the front door and into the car without shouting, screaming or collapsing into a jabbering heap.
We have all been there. It’s the last week before school starts, the shops are busy, you have a list as long as your arm of things to buy for school and woe betide if you buy the wrong pencil case or forget the 5 glue sticks and with shoes to buy too there is only one thing for it. Read more…
We all hear it at times, we all become annoyed by it, distracted, even tense and upset, yet many of us don’t have a conscious strategy to alleviate it and the often damaging effect it can have on both us and the relationship with our children. What am I talking about?
Many couples struggle to agree on the balance of responsibility in their home and the actual execution of that responsibility. And this is the subject of this episode of Parent’s Leading Change TV, where I share 3 simple ways for you to begin addressing this issue in your home and building a balance which works for you.
Resilience. Such an important trait to develop yet many parents find it difficult themselves before even considering how they are going to help their child to develop it. I shared some articles recently, on this very subject and wanted to focus a little bit more on some practical strategies to help you build resilience whether it is at work or within your personal relationships…