communication, Parenting, toddlers

Valentines ideas for dads

A dad's role is to help their kids feel valued. When I was a child, every Valentine's Day my dad (a single parent of three girls) gave me a little note and chocolates. That small gesture meant a lot. I felt cherished, loved and lovable. But the most important thing he did for me and… Continue reading Valentines ideas for dads

communication, Parenting, School Age, SIngle Parent Life, toddlers

6 Steps to Better Behaviour

Preventing tantrums and challenging behaviours makes parenting easier. Photo by Ashton Bingham on Unsplash One of the toughest jobs a parent has is dealing with bad behaviour from our children. There are so many parenting styles, different ways to discipline, and so much advice about how to deal with behaviour problems that it can be completely confusing to… Continue reading 6 Steps to Better Behaviour

communication, Parenting

Managing the Mayhem of Meltdowns e-course winner!

Congratulations to Mandy, our winner of Growth and Grit's new e-course Managing the Mayhem of Meltdowns!! Having done this course myself, I know you'll find it invaluable! Eloise from Growth and Grit has a huge amount of experience and shares her knowledge in a very clear, practical way. My girls have already had a couple… Continue reading Managing the Mayhem of Meltdowns e-course winner!

communication, Parenting, School Age

My Pinterest Parenting Fail

I have all these Pinterest boards stuffed full of fun activities to do with my kids...and then I never do them. (I'm sure all of you Pinterest parents can relate!) Well, I decided it was time to change that. I announced to my children that every week, starting now, we are going to pick a… Continue reading My Pinterest Parenting Fail