12 Ways to Help Lower Anxiety for your kids

12 Ways to Help Lower Anxiety for your kids

A parent asked me recently, what to do about their child, who has become anxious and clingy since lockdown measures began. I have noticed an increase in anxiety in adults too, not just in children, so I have put together twelve ways to lower your child’s anxiety...
Self-care is not selfish!

Self-care is not selfish!

Self-care… why? It’s easy to get caught up in looking after the family, taking care of things at work and making sure the dog goes to the vet for her booster shots. Sometimes though, it is easy to forget to check-in with yourself and take care of your own...
Stop ‘Trying’ So Hard to Be a Good Parent!

Stop ‘Trying’ So Hard to Be a Good Parent!

Every parent wants to be a GOOD parent! We want to give our children the best start in life, the opportunities that we didn’t have, the chance to grow into the person that they are meant to be. We want to make sure that they don’t go without, or struggle with...
Start Where You Are…

Start Where You Are…

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe I love this quote. Starting is hard. It takes courage. There are so many ways to not begin, It is easier and safer, to just carry on doing the same old thing sometimes. But if...
Happiness Is a Choice:

Happiness Is a Choice:

Yesterday we went to meet some friends who we haven’t been able to get together with all  in one group, for quite a few years. Just before we left to meet up with our friends, someone made a flippant comment made that could have scuppered the whole day. As we...
DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP! LOOK FOR THE LESSONS!

DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP! LOOK FOR THE LESSONS!

I am reflecting this morning on the example I am setting here: You know, the one about beginning? Well I did great for the first week! I began, I wrote blog posts as I wanted to, three different days and put some stuff out through Facebook as well. Woohoo! And then I...