3 practical ideas you can adopt immediately, to develop and retain the love in your relationship. Make sure you listen to Tip 3 – I share the activity my husband and I love to do together!
In our busy lives, it’s so easy to get on with things, get out the door in the morning, get the kids off to daycare or school, work furiously, get home, put the dinner on, eat dinner (sometimes before 9pm if you’re lucky or disciplined!), bath kids, put kids to bed then do a bit more work and flop into bed. And start all over again the next day.
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?
We’ve all had parenting situations where one seemingly small thing has turned into something bigger than Ben Hur, creating stress, a foul mood and sometimes saying things we later regret. In this episode, learn how to nip parental stress in the bud so that you can respond to situations in a healthier, more positive way.
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.
Newspaper article: A bit of direction can go a long way..
Do you find yourself repeating instructions over and over again? Do you find that your child is just not that bothered about praise? Do you find your child is quite sensitive to your instructions and a certain tone can result in tears? This can be stressful for both you and your child. This episode explains what may be going on and how you can change it….
I had an interesting experience on a night out last night.
I ordered a cocktail that I later realised had an incorrect ingredient in it. I had drank most of but didn’t enjoy it and then knew why…
In my mind, I was clear – I had ordered and paid for a cocktail. The ingredients were incorrect and therefore it was the bar tenders responsibility to correct it to what was ordered and paid for.
Sounds simple doesn’t it. And yet why is it, often the most simple things like sending an order back, can be the most difficult to do?
A mother has a unique gift
One that is unsurpassed, unrequited and unrepeatable by another.
Your role, your privilege,
Your strengths, your learnings,
Those moments when you rise and fall…