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
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
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….
A familiar story with a twist most people won't see coming: "When I became pregnant for the first time it wasn't a joyous occasion, it wasn't planned and there was no excitement on my part - just worry and nervousness. I didn't bloom during pregnancy, quite the opposite, I nearly had a full house of 'Pregnancy Symptoms Bingo'- I only needed… Continue reading I lied to everyone- I wish I hadn’t!
I read a fascinating article once about how this generation are in danger of loosing (or have already lost!) the art of patience. More and more things are available 'on demand'. Everything is moving towards faster, quicker, now now now! The scientist in me thinks, well this is just evolution and its great that we… Continue reading Your kid won’t die of boredom- in fact the opposite is true…’The Gift Of Boredom!’
Ahh the age old battle of Head Vs. Heart! Most nights before bed I have one to one chats with my kids in the comfort of their own rooms. The topics vary wildly, especially with my 6 year old who has the most vivid ‘imaginarium’ but last week she talked to me about how some… Continue reading A lesson I wish someone had taught me years ago!
Becoming a parent was (and still is) hands down, the hardest thing I've ever done. From the expectation to fall immediately in love with my first born to the endless streams of often conflicting advice, I found the whole experience overwhelming and terrifying. I went from being a confident business woman to a scarred, incompetant… Continue reading “Ante-natal classes aren’t stigmatised, so why should parenting classes?”