The importance of sleep routines

Sleep routines. When our kids are babies it’s a precious thing…we KNOW how important it is to them and we feel it in ourselves when we don’t get enough. Yet as our little people grow into big people and our own sleep deprived days become distant, it’s easy (and...

Lead with love and kindness

PLEASE make sure your child knows they are loved. Your child IS NOT the sum of their behaviour. Behaviour is simply an outward expression of our understanding and state in the moment. Love the essence of the human in front of you and if a specific behaviour isn’t...

The perils of pushing young people too hard

This article in NPR highlights the perils of pushing young people too hard and how parents/carers can learn to back off: A very common theme in the work we do with young people feeling pressure from all around them – peers, teachers, parents/carers..and...

Why it’s important for parents to take time out

Logically as adults we’re no longer influenced by our parents yet emotionally we are. Which is why it’s important for parents to create time to consciously reflect on what they want for themselves AND their children….no matter their age, it’s never to late to be...

Why 14 is the riskiest age for a teenager

This very interesting article talking about research carried out on teenage risk taking. • whilst more prone to risk taking they’re much less likely when on their own • 14 is the riskiest age • teens are more prone to embarrassment  • they’re less likely to learn from...

Why are many adults so quick to criticise teens?

Why are many adults so quick to criticise teens? A quick search of “teens are the worst” reveals 38 million results, the first of which is an article from The New Yorker. It’s true that teens can be difficult to teach or parent, but instead of demonizing them let’s...