You’re Only Angry Because You’re Hurting

You’re Only Angry Because You’re Hurting

Although there is a lot of emphasis on how we shouldn’t shout as mothers and how our anger impacts our children, what we must not forget is why we are angry in the first place. What lies behind your anger in almost all cases is hurt.   Hurt when we are unable to...

Why Fixing Your Marriage Is Making Your Marriage Worse

Why Fixing Your Marriage Is Making Your Marriage Worse

Have you ever noticed the impact of your marriage on your parenting? That when you and your husband have had an argument or you are upset by how you have been treated by your husband, that your fuse is shorter that day? You are usually patient but as you’re mulling...

What Is It That Every Mother Wants?

What Is It That Every Mother Wants?

WHAT IS IT THAT EVERY MOTHER WANTS? For her children to be happy. This is a bond and concern that is in-built within every mother. It is like an internal GPS that drives you to go over and above for your children and so I know that you do your best for your children....

Are You Still Hurting From What Your Husband Did?

Are You Still Hurting From What Your Husband Did?

I ask this question because this is the most common reason that cause marriages to become disconnected and distant; where we continue to feel hurt by something that happened to us, that shouldn’t have happened to us.   This might be where your husband should have...

Why your Naughty Child is not Naughty

Why your Naughty Child is not Naughty

“Have you been a naughty girl?”, the nurse said to my daughter as she spilled her cup of water on the hospital floor. My 2-year old looked down in shame; even at that age, I could see that she understood the word ‘naughty’ as she shrunk from her bright, vibrant self, inwards. I felt compelled to say something.

The Ultimate Parent Trap

The Ultimate Parent Trap

Are you spending as much time as you think you should with your children? My guess is that 99.9% of parents will say no.
This is because we fall into the Ultimate Parent Trap: I’ll spend time with you when….a whole list appears. And when you’re finally ready, its BEDTIME!

How to get your child to listen

How to get your child to listen

One of the biggest complaints that parents have is that their child does not listen to them. Not just that, we want them to listen without having to shout and we want them to listen to us out of respect and not fear (although we accept fear as a motivator if all else fails). Let’s take a look into your child’s mind when they are not listening to you.

Why do children ask ‘why’?

Why do children ask ‘why’?

The Ultimate Parent Trap is thinking that ‘I’ll be ready to play with you when…..some magical moment happens such as when you’ve have finished all of your chores, or when your house is fully organised or when your mental to-do list is finally ticked off. Your child comes to you wondering will that moment ever come.

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