We use fitness coaches, business coaches and now parenting coaching is on the rise.

We use fitness coaches, business coaches and now parenting coaching is on the rise.

Hoogi Features in Mamma Mia. Written by Shauna Anderson. Click here to view original article   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.” She says she doesn’t like to ask for help, she has her ways and her beliefs and feels imposed upon when relatives or friends break what she sees as the parenting rules she has put in place. “When my husband looks after the kids he just lets them sit in front of their screens and forgets the structures I have, things just fall apart.”   So just like when she needed help with her diet and exercise Melina sought out the help of a fitness coach this time she is turning to a coach as well – a parenting coach. In this age of modern parenting where we second-guess everything we do the rise of parenting coaches isn’t surprising. “I used a business coach for our business why wouldn’t I use a parent coach?” Experts have noted a fundamental shift in the way parents parent over the last half a century. While we are busier than ever, we are more focused on our children than ever. Researchers say this child-centred parenting, with an overwhelming need to prioritize their children’s health and happiness is leading to a generation of anxious parents unsure of what to do....
How do you feel after a battle with your strong willed child?

How do you feel after a battle with your strong willed child?

Relieving Mummy/Daddy Guilt After Confrontation – How to Allow Your Strong-Willed Child To Be Themselves AND Keep Your Cool Enjoy this month’s video where I share my 3 tips on staying in control of a power struggle with your strong willed child. The thing we love the most is hearing from our fabulous community. Some of the greatest insights come directly from you. Leave a comment below.    ...
It get’s a little crazy now and then with kids. Here’s how to enjoy it…

It get’s a little crazy now and then with kids. Here’s how to enjoy it…

Do you want your shopping trip to look like this…? But is the reality more like this…?   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. You must shop with the kids…cue stress. Cue tantrums, arguments, tears all culminating in you worrying even more that you have so much to do and could do without spending half an hour selecting pencils!   Ok, let’s see if I can relieve some of that for you and give you a way of managing this scenario better to leave you feeling more at ease with the whole process.   It’s all about being able to fully immerse yourself and here’s how…  ...
We know what a resilient child is supposed to do. Learn HOW they can actually do it?

We know what a resilient child is supposed to do. Learn HOW they can actually do it?

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… How many times in life do we get knocked over; something happens with our health, in our relationship, at work? And we are also great at knocking ourselves over with our hurtful thoughts and sometimes, even actions like eating the wrong food or not getting enough sleep. The thing that allows us to pick up ourselves up and move forward is resilience. And that’s the topic for this month’s Parents Leading Change TV. I consider myself to be resilient. There can be times when I have dark thoughts, times when things get on top of me, times when I feel the rut I am stuck in is going to consume me, however I always have the underlying glimmer of hope that everything will be ok. I remind myself I can learn something during these times and I’ll come out of it even stronger and I always do. After going through a coaching program, I learnt how to add another layer of resilience that has made me feel strong and borderline invincible and I wanted to share with you, 3 key things I have learnt and also instil in my children. Because they are not commonly spoken about, mainly because most people are not aware of...
Encouraging Your Child to Give Genuine Thanks

Encouraging Your Child to Give Genuine Thanks

I don’t know about you but I get tired of repeating to my children, “say please” “say thank you” And when they do say it, their tone of voice is so perfunctory they may as well have not said it – does that sound familiar? ☺ So I set about discovering how I can support my children to express genuine gratitude and be genuinely polite. i.e. actually feel a sense of happiness. I made some interesting discoveries along the way and also realised how critical gratitude is as the root to our happiness. Everyone goes on and on about gratitude and gratitude journals but how can you adjust your thinking and how do you actually break it down into a daily practice that actually works and permeates through to your children?     The thing we love the most is hearing from our fabulous community. Some of the greatest insights come directly from you. Leave a comment...
Praising Your Child to Promote a Growth Mindset

Praising Your Child to Promote a Growth Mindset

As parents we worry about praise – are we praising enough? are we praising too much? what should we praise? This episode brings a different perspective on selecting how to praise your child and an empowering rule of thumb when praising, which every parent needs to know to promote a growth mindset in your child. Dr Michael Hall in a number of his books, identifies tip 3 in this video as one of the most fundamental foundations to people leading authentic and successful lives. The thing we love the most is hearing from our fabulous community. Some of the greatest insights come directly from you. Leave a comment below....
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