Posts tagged with "parenting"

10. February 2016
Lucy is a dedicated mother to her two young children and wants to parent in a loving and peaceful way. She hugs her upset boys and waits patiently for tantrums to subside.  But when her older son screams (for what feels like forever) not wanting to go to bed, she ends up yelling and threatening him. Afterwards Lucy beats herself up, feeling very guilty and her distraught little boy sobs into his pillow.   Sound familiar?
23. February 2015
Motherhood is challenging for most of us – and yet it can be difficult to believe that when you browse through Facebook or Instagram and all you see are the smiling entries from your mummy friends: the happy looking selfies, the professional-looking pics of home-baked kale crisps, the latest art project by little Joseph that looks like it should be hanging in a gallery. Silvia Wetherell is a counsellor with More Mindful, and Co-Founder of Mindful Mums and the MumRadar App, and she knows it...
22. August 2013
Being a parent can feel like such a hard job sometimes, especially when energy and patience are in short supply and we feel pushed to our limits. When that happens we might in engage in behaviours which are at odds with what we want be like as parents - perhaps we shout or scold our children for example. So what is going on inside that at times we are taken by surprise by our (over)reactions?
14. July 2013
I sometimes find myself having quite exhausting conversations with someone who is critical, judgemental, has extremely high standards and is not very forgiving. This person is not my boss, my mother or even my well intentioned mother in is me. This critical part of my personality berates me whenever I fall below certain parenting “standards”. Sometimes the inner chatter goes something like this: “My house is such a mess, how does my friend manage to have a spotless place? I am...