How are you doing over in your house? Are you finding your new normal yet? We are generally okay over here. We are healthy and we are keeping busy. My son is teaching my daughter and I the drums. We are working in the garden. I am creating activity packs and videos … Continue reading Emotions in lockdown. When the ‘Wobbles’ come to visit.
I have to admit this one is bothering me a little. I love a plan. I love a focus. Our normal weekends involve being with my partner and his children, seeing family and friends, days out to interesting places and of course rugby. My son’s rugby matches rule Sundays. So what now? I feel the … Continue reading How do I make the weekends feel different to the weeks whilst in lockdown?
I’m currently sitting in my bedroom listening to my two teenage children laughing downstairs. Since we have been home they have actually decided to spend time together, just the two of them, on their own! They have planned it in advance, deciding together what they are going to do and when. This afternoon they … Continue reading Watching out for those positive moments!
I woke up this morning feeling a little flat. Last night Boris Johnson announced a partial lock down in England due to the Coronavirus. I completely agree with this move. But as much as I agree with the measures set out last night it does make me feel sad. Feeling sad, … Continue reading Social Distancing…it IS vital but it isn’t easy. Be kind to yourself and others.
With school’s closing for the foreseeable future I have seen a couple of different approaches emerging for life at home with children. My own approach has come under scrutiny so I thought it might be helpful if I explained my reasoning. The two main schools of thoughts for caring for our children now … Continue reading Why I am giving my children a timetable.
Before I start writing I want to clarify that I am in no way belittling the effect of the Coronavirus. People are dying, people are ill and people are scared. All of us would rather not be in the clutches of this pandemic. However, I realise in order to keep myself healthy in my mind as … Continue reading In search of a silver lining; trying to find a positive amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.
When teaching children how to live in the world we want them to be able to live as part of a community. Humans do not live in isolation, since caveman times we have lived in groups to help provide our basic needs of food, warmth, safety and companionship In order for our children … Continue reading Community – 7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting
How do you react when your child defies you? When they say ‘no’? When your teenager tells you to ‘calm down’? When your toddler screams they hate you or falls to the floor in a screaming fit? I have different reactions depending on my mood. My reaction also depends on … Continue reading How do you react when your child defies you?
What makes for good relationships? What makes relationships healthy? When talking about relationships I am not just meaning the romantic variety, I am meaning all of the interactions we have with all the people in our lives. Loneliness has been in the news recently with statistics such as Loneliness is likely … Continue reading Relationship. Check.
It is the last week in February. How are we all doing with our New Year tweaks and resolutions? I am happy to say I am doing well with my little tweaks. I have a healthy regime Monday to Friday which I take a break from at the weekends. I am still exercising … Continue reading February round up…Feeling Better in 5…how are your resolutions going?