WHAT ARE “NATURAL CONSEQUENCES?” When it comes to discipline, natural consequences are held up as the ideal in many parenting circles. Natural consequences occur without the parent creating them – Life is allowed to step in and becomes the teacher eg. If you’re late to bed, you’ll feel tired tomorrow or If you don’t share […]
No more hiding from angry children for me. No more punishing, placating, pleading and all those other things I used to do because I didn’t know how to respond to their anger. I’ve found that taking this time to write a few posts about anger has made me far more comfortable with it and has enlightened me as to what would really help my boys when they’re angry.
About ten days ago, New Zealand received the news that our recently-appointed Prime Minister is expecting her first baby. Gasps everywhere, the Facebook feeds of Kiwi women going crazy! It has given us a lot to think about. JACINDA’S STORY Jacinda has been open about her struggle to conceive and New Zealand knew this […]
Most of us have heard it said that, when someone feels angry, they’re not really angry, it’s a symptom of something else that they feel deeper down. But often I forget this truth because, in the moment, it certainly feels like anger – all that boiling within and, usually, roaring without. However, a few things […]