Here's 3 quick and effective strategies to use with sibling rivalry that I teach from Positive Discipline. https://youtu.be/gg5kOcl6HtU Fighting is an everyday occurrence in our house with 4 kids / teens! I'm amazed at how affected I am emotionally when my kids fight - it is often the time when I need to use all… Continue reading What to do when my kids are fighting?
Recently I did something out of the ordinary - I went for a walk, in the sun, in the middle of a weekday...just because.....and it felt like a HOLIDAY! It felt glorious! I felt so grateful! Even though it was a walk I do often - it was at a different time of day ....… Continue reading What do you & your child need?
What do you do to stay calm or calm down? I'd love to know what works for you..... I had to use all the mindfulness skills available to me earlier this week to keep calm....and then when I erupted (oops!) - to recover quickly! No-one can push our buttons like our kids can - and… Continue reading How to find your inner calm & calm down your kids?
I had someone ask me the other day 'when did you start learning about mindfulness?' And my answer was 'Early 2011 when I started an MBSR course (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) with Nique Murch, an Openground Facilitator'. But that question (like all good questions) got me thinking and really there have been a lot more twists and turns in… Continue reading My Mindfulness Journey…
Following on from my last blog I've been thinking a lot about the conflicting desires we have for our children... I was particularly fascinated with a comment made on the 'Life at 9' series on ABC iview about the fact that we want our children to be persistent... But we also want our children to… Continue reading Conflicting desires for our children…and being mindful of them…
My Favourite way of explaining the brain to children but also to parents! Thank you Dan Siegel! Mostly I am so flat out with life and trying to be more mindful myself that I must admit I don't do enough teaching of mindfulness to my 4 children....not as much as I would like to anyway! … Continue reading Mindfulness & Children
Really this whole blog is about how I'm trying to be more mindful in my life and particularly as a parent.....it's an incredibly challenging thing to do....especially as the chaos of family life escalates in that pre-dinner craziness! Still I like with mindfulness that there is no right or wrong, you just keep coming back… Continue reading Mindful Parenting
I've had a long break from writing this blog....but it hasn't been far from my thoughts so here goes again....maybe this will help me to internalise some of my more mindful thoughts and learning!I've just had a bit of a revelation, after moving house, moving states, busily unpacking, setting up house, applying for work etc… Continue reading It really is my choice to enjoy life!
I was in a lot of pain recently, waiting for the pain relief to kick in when I realised I was fighting it with my mind ( ‘oh no what if I can’t.....I don’t want to feel like this.....this is so unfair.....why me?.....will this make it go away? ‘ Etc). Suddenly I remembered mindfulness so I… Continue reading Mind Full Of Pain
I’ve been very lucky to have supervision at work with Sue G. who also teaches / practices mindfulness. Together we have come up with some great ideas on how to be a little more mindful at work:Mindfulness Bell clock on the computer (download for free and create your own timing). This is a great little… Continue reading More Mindful At Work