Gentle parenting: How to create a life that provides gentle spiritual guidance to kids Hello friends! A while ago I posted a little about our faith and how we find churches and maintain our spiritual lives while travelling. We are very conscious of providing spiritual guidance for our kids, and . . .
Gentle parenting: Assuming positive intent Hello friends! A little nugget post for y'all today about something that I have found really helpful when it comes to gentle parenting. It is this: Assume positive intent. Assuming positive intent is a great way to see things from your child's point . . .
Gentle parenting: How to handle 'bad behaviour' towards other children Hello friends! A gentle parenting/ unconditional parenting post for you today, about the issue of apologies; more specifically getting kids to apologise (or not). If you connect with this post please do also check out my other . . .
Unconditional Parenting: 5 Things We Do Instead Of Punishment Today's post about punishment, the research behind it, and our thoughts on it as parents. To start, a quick definition of punishment: “to inflict loss or suffering as retribution.” Ooh-err. Punishments inflicted by parents on . . .
9 Top Tips To Prevent Holiday Overwhelm Hey guys! It's that time of year, with the madness and the frenzied shopping and the food buying and the present wrapping and the lots-of-people, and the puddings and the aunties and the trees and the paper hats and the loads-of-films on television. It's . . .
I'm Watching YOU, Elf On The Shelf We are thrilled to be spending Advent and Christmas in Thailand, and are already finding ways to get into the festive spirit without our usual haul of decorations, calendars and last-minute gift-shopping. So let's talk about Elf on the shelf. What is Elf on . . .
25 ways to use love languages to show love to your kids In my previous post about love languages I spoke about how helpful Patrick and I have found it to learn about love languages and use them to demonstrate care for each other. It is also a fantastic way to connect with your children; identifying . . .
Conscious parenting: Do we really want obedient kids? Hello everyone! I just published a post about the difference between rules and principles and I'm on a gentle parenting roll so I'm gonna just crack right on with this obedience vs. compliance post. This post is partly inspired by the . . .
Principles VS Rules: Which are better? Hello! Today I'm going to write about one of my favourite subjects: child development. Specifically, how to raise 'reasonable' children and whether or not having a set of rules is a good idea. Writing the above sentence feels a bit wrong to me, as I believe . . .
Asking "What's My Love Language?" Here's How You Find Out. It has been said that having a baby is like buying a blender without the instruction manual or the lid, and occasionally you may feel like taking it back to the store (cue slightly manic laugh). Caring for kids and figuring out their . . .