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.    ...
How to be a calm in challenging situations

How to be a calm in challenging situations

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.     The thing we love the most is hearing from our fabulous community. Some of the greatest insights come directly from you. Leave a comment...
How to Yell Less and Be Calmer as a Parent

How to Yell Less and Be Calmer as a Parent

My neighbour said to me last week, I can’t imagine you to be anything other than calm, when I shared with her I was a shouter. I would shout so much to get the kids to do things, to try to get mine and the family needs met. When things didn’t get done, the shouting would get progressively louder. Back then I didn’t know what I know now.I shared a post on our Facebook page the other day  – to be a calm parent “Create a space between you and your child ‘s reaction”Then I had a client yesterday, she said Dina, I have read so many self help books, read so many mantras, followed so many philosophies of people that I admire and I still do not have the ability to create this space between myself and a reaction – I’m better, but I still haven’t nailed it! By the end of the session, she understood WHY this was the case. Creating space to respond is a life skill that enables you to thrive… This is not the first time I have had clients come to me and say that they have been to meditation, alternative therapies, parenting courses and they still haven’t mastered creating the space where you stop before you respond so the whole situation doesn’t blow up in your face and spiral out of control. What I understand now, what the client understood by the end of yesterday’s session and what all my clients now know, is that it is how you filter an event in your mind will determine how you experience that event....