Everywhere we turn as parents, there is a demand on our time and energy. We are working really hard, ensuring every minute of every day is used efficiently and that somewhere in all the busyness of daily life there’s space for quality family time. So what is hampering our ability to be present with our child and our ability to be deliberate in the beliefs we are instilling in them?
It’s no secret that this time of year for most us is the busiest time of year. There are parties, end of year concerts, award ceremonies, planning for next year, dinners and the list goes on. Yet, for many it is also the most amount of consecutive days they have had off work this year.
Melina was at her breaking point. With three kids and a full time job she was stretched and struggling.
How to manage the wrath of emotions following a battle with your strong willed child.
When life keeps dropping you hints to change your work.
And there’s that gnawing feeling inside that won’t go away.
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?