The Problem With Yelling

stop yelling at your kids when they won't listen

I am anti-yelling at kids. It’s not an effective parenting technique and it often does more harm than good. There is a growing body of evidence that yelling is damaging to children both short and long term. Excessive yelling is parental bullying and causes emotional pain in children. No-one likes to be yelled at. Love…

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Coping With Disaster Or Trauma

coping with trauma as a parent

Queensland and the New South Wales coast was wrecked by severe winds and storms over the weekend. My old stomping ground, the Northern Beaches of Sydney was some of the worst hit. Photos of flooding, erosion, wind damage and general destruction have been all over the news and social media this morning. I know that…

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My Decision To Have Baby Number 3… By Myself

three children as a single mum

This week I announced my current pregnancy… baby number 3! At 14 weeks pregnant it’s time to share the joy and excitement. If you know my backstory you’ll know that I’m a single mum and I have been since I was 28 weeks pregnant with my second daughter. If you haven’t read the story, please…

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The Fun Of Meal Planning

meal planning for busy mums

Being a calm mum requires organisation and one of the key factors in an organised house is meal planning. Everyone knows it! Just do a search of any of the online mothers groups you’ll find posts about asking how people do their meal planning and what recipes are good for families, freezing etc… I’m a…

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Attention Seeking Behaviour In Children

attention seeking behaviour in children

The comment of “oh it’s just attention seeking behaviour” is too often said in response to parents asking about their child’s behaviour. It’s often referred to as something negative, an annoyance to parents, has no purpose, or is part of manipulation of the parent on the child’s behalf. What is Attention Seeking Behaviour As the…

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Communicating With Your Child: What Are You Teaching Them?

Communicating With Your Child Makes All The Difference! Your role as a mum is crucial. How you act, communicating with your child and what you say will influence your child’s opinion on the world and their role in it. I started out my coaching work because I knew that I could be a great role…

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4 Keys To Not Yelling During Tantrums

toddler tantrums

Every mum has a child who has a tantrum. It’s important to realise that children of all ages have tantrums – the toddler might have the classic yell and scream ‘textbook’ tantrum where as the teenager stomps off, yells “I hate you” and slams their door. I even know some adults who have tantrums! In…

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Parenting On The Difficult Days

positive parenting

It’s easy to be a parent on the days when things are good. You know those days where the children listen and don’t argue with you. Chores get done, you aren’t running late. No-one is fighting, there is no whining. You get to have a shower by yourself and go to the bathroom uninterrupted and even…

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The Resilient Mum

resilience as a parent

There’s a lot of information out there about how to, and the importance of raising resilient children. I agree to this completely and add that equal importance has to be paid to mums, as a resilient mother has the strength to cope and manage with the challenges of parenting with ease and grace. Psychological resilience…

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Lost your mojo?

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Have you ever lost your Mummy Mojo? We’re now into February and for those of your with older kids they’ve gone back to primary or high school and preschools are back. For some it’s time to take stock and relax a little without the kids being under foot constantly, or perhaps it’s just speeding up…

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