Category: Gentle Parenting

5 Easy Ways to Peacefully Parent Your 5 Year Olds’ Tantrums

Are you experiencing the unrelenting wrath of a 5 year olds’ tantrums? Maybe you found yourself googling “How to cope with a 5 year olds’ tantrums.” is your 5 year old suddenly acting like a two year old but with even more sass?! Err … who knew that was even …

1 simple, avoidable, parenting mistake I was making & how to avoid it.

I have discovered this evening I have been contradicting my parenting with this one simple parenting mistake and I hadn’t even realised I was making it. I haven’t run in years.  Literally years! Yet I found myself on the start line for the Mummy race at T’s first sports day.  …

Valuing yourself to give your children self belief.

I absolutely believe one of the greatest gift we can give our children is the power of positive thinking.  But are we falling into the trap of letting our children down by praising and encouraging THEM but putting ourselves down?  We need to value ourselves to effectively model and teach …

Understanding not Punishment for our Kids

With the best will in the world as parents there will always be times when we need to step in and address our kids behaviour.  Good social behaviour is after all a learnt skill.  We use (what I used to think was) “Time In” rather than Time Out as a …

Why I Threw Away The Parenting Rule Book

One Mum's mission to put the fun and frolics back into childhood and parenting. To free ourselves from the weight of societal pressure to be perfect and to celebrate our & our kids unique individuality.

Top Tips For Ensuring Car Journeys with Kids are Fun not Frightful!

Have you ever been put off the thought of a weekend away because of the dreaded long car journey with kids?! We have recently re-ignited our passion for stay-cations.  Our two love going on adventures to their “new holiday houses” and get so much out of the trips we are …

Parenting Style & The Tough Days

What is my parenting style?? Do I have one? – I suppose we all do – but do I fit in a “box”?  I got to ruminating on this today – as I was sat cuddling my poorly girl – allowing her to eat rubbish on my lap and be …