Bored Kids, Family Problems, Guilt, Parenting, Screentime

How To Stop Battles Over Technology Time

I used to dread calling time on technology, especially after a particularly tiring or stressful day. I remember thinking 'I'd rather eat my own head than have a battle with the kids over turning off their chosen entertainment'. Ridiculous as that sounds, I know it's a daily battle for some parents. More so as, at… Continue reading How To Stop Battles Over Technology Time

Anxiety, Fear and Worry, stress, Unhelpful Feelings

Are You Feeling Anxious About The Current Situation? … Here’s some help.

I've experienced very few down moments throughout this exceptional time in our history. I'm enjoying my new role as Teacher and also the opportunity to slow down and appreciate what I've got. Rewind a few years and this would not have been the case. During my short affair with anxiety I learned some life lasting… Continue reading Are You Feeling Anxious About The Current Situation? … Here’s some help.

Anxiety, Asking for help, Bored Kids, Choices, Conflicting Advice, Empowering, Home Schooling, Life challenges, Lockdown, Motivation, planning, Unhelpful Feelings

Top Tips for Parents; Home Schooling and The Lockdown

You adsfYou I'm now into day 6 of being on total lock down in Spain. What does that mean? It means I haven't left the house/garden even though there are listed reasons I could leave i.e. going to buy food or medicines. I've never home schooled and whilst Im used to 11 weeks off in… Continue reading Top Tips for Parents; Home Schooling and The Lockdown

Choices, Coaching, communication, Decisions, Empowering, Family Problems, Making a decision, Parenting, Questioning

The Most Empowering Way To Talk To Your Kids- Questions, questions, questions….

My friends and family have been telling me for ages I should blog about this topic... what better time to do it when most people are spending a lot more time at home with their families. Firstly let's look at some facts (I like facts!). Most people don't like being told what to do, I… Continue reading The Most Empowering Way To Talk To Your Kids- Questions, questions, questions….

Asking for help, Choices, Decisions, Making a decision, Motivation, Unhelpful Feelings, Unhelpful Thoughts

When your ‘get up and go’ gets up and goes! Top 3 tips for motivation.

Ever felt like your can't be bothered? Last Monday I felt like my get up and go had got up and done a runner! We've all been there, right? Whatever it is your trying to motivate yourself to do, no matter how big or small the task sometimes its hard to self motivate. Even with… Continue reading When your ‘get up and go’ gets up and goes! Top 3 tips for motivation.

Asking for help, Expectations vs Reality, Family Problems, Guilt, It's ok to not be ok, Life challenges, Relationship Issues

Family ISN’T Everything – Controversial I know but hear me out.

How many people do you know spent this Christmas doing exactly what they wanted and with the people they wanted to spend it with? Christmas sometimes highlights an issue that I’m fascinated about. It’s a controversial subject as it challenges a core human value that ‘Family is everything’. We’ve all seen the quotes like this… Continue reading Family ISN’T Everything – Controversial I know but hear me out.

Asking for help, Coaching, Expectations vs Reality, It's ok to not be ok, Life challenges, Unhelpful Feelings, Unhelpful Thoughts

Freedom from Unhelpful Expectations: ‘You SHOULD be happy because you …..’

..... <fill in the blank> I'm genuinely fascinated by how people think and in particular I always want to know more about 'what prevents someone from talking or getting help when they don't feel ok?'. (This feels like that start of a Carrie Bradshaw article!). On World Mental Health Day I posted this lovely little… Continue reading Freedom from Unhelpful Expectations: ‘You SHOULD be happy because you …..’