Stop yelling! What to do instead…

Stop yelling! What to do instead…

Stop yelling. It doesn’t work anyway. Peace + kindness + love will always, always win. It’s our human nature by design. If we want to see a world filled with those things, we have to BECOME those things ourselves. Our children are not going to change the...
Let them be little

Let them be little

I absolutely love this quote as it is such a great reminder to be present and not be restless for what is next. So much of the time I hear people say “I can’t wait until……” But we also can’t get that time back. Our children are in a...
In their own time

In their own time

Magda’s wisdom on this one really says it all. We are in such a rush for the child to be at the next step, to be ready to roll, crawl, sit, walk….. Milestones….Percentiles….Coffee group comparisons…Developmental “norms” The...
Being the lighthouse

Being the lighthouse

The child is looking for the adult to be the lighthouse in the midst of their storm. We cannot help a child navigate their way through, and make sense of big feelings, when we are responding with our own big feelings. A little technique I find helpful to maintain my...
Let them take risks!

Let them take risks!

When we look back over our experiences in life, we realise that we didn’t learn the most from the things that were smooth sailing, easy and neatly polished. On the contrary! We learn and grow from risk, difficultly and struggle. When we allow children to do the...