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Babies, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers

Helping parents of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers use parenthood as a springboard into the best possible life for themselves and their children.

Koan Meditation for Parenting

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– African proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Todays Daily Koan Meditation address every working parents worries regarding sending their child to nursery.. There is the control freak answer to this which is no. “no one can parent your child like you” But are you really qualified to do everything?  Child development [...]

Positive Parenting: Focus on what your child does well and let them strive to achieve it. thumbnail

Positive parenting does not involve only focusing on the positive it goes a little further than Simple pollyanna parenting is also sometimes referred to as helicopter parenting which is a great metaphor which brings to mind parents with wings swooping in to save their child at every whimper and sign of discontentment. It is important to [...]

What is the point of postive parenting affirmations? thumbnail

What are positive affirmations? Positive Affirmations are statements you declare to yourself and repeat, of how you want to be. They are declarations of intentions.  Intentions like goals need to be specific. I am confident When my body asks, I take it slow. I nourish my body, and it nourishes my baby. I crave only [...]

Parents: 5 Steps to cultivating emotional intelligence in babies and toddlers. thumbnail

What is emotional intelligence? “Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically” (1). In a move away from the concept of intelligence being IQ towards a model of individual differences in intelligence Howard Gardner in 1983 suggested there are multiple intelligences, when he outlined [...]

Character Strength of the Month – Curiosity

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There are several important elements of the character strength of curiosity.  To begin with it is a strength most children are high on they are intensely interested in this new world they are discovering through all the senses.  Remember everything is new for them particularly when they are toddlers.   It is important to recognise [...]

The importance of social support and positive relationships for parents. thumbnail

Social support is a fundamental human need, after the basic physiological needs of feeding, warmth and safety.  Belonging and love is the third area of need on Maslows hierarchy of needs. Parents are suggested to have lower levels of happiness and life satisfaction as compared to childless couples (Seligman, 2011) or single persons, (Nelson, Kushlev, & [...]

New mothers: 6 positive activities to reduce your risk of PPD (Postpartum Depression) thumbnail

Life as a new parent can be overwhelming, and your needs can be left behind so here are 6 beneficial activities designed to keep Postnatal depression at bay. 1, Take some sleep when your baby sleeps – this can not be emphasised enough.  Lack of sleep can amplify the effects of stress, anxiety and a crying baby. [...]

What is Positive Mindful Parenting?

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Positive parenting doesn’t imply everything else is negative, but rather it is the application of positive psychological research to the practice of parenting to promote the flourishing of both parent and child.   Some areas of positive parenting: Adaptation of an authoritative parenting style which on a parenting spectrum is moderate. Adapting the parenting practise [...]

When we talk about our children we often talk about their temperament.  Maybe they are boisterous or difficult to get motivated, strong willed, easily distracted, shy or maybe a picky eater.  There are so many ways we describe our infants.  Temperament has long been the only measure of  children’s individual differences.  The 10 temperament traits; Activity [...]