Boosting confidence in kids
Boosting Confidence: A Parent's Guide for Supporting Children's Self-Esteem Even though at first thought self esteem seems like one of those things which we build as adults, the truth is that it is one of the most crucial “ingredients” of our personality which should develop from early childhood...
8 Tips to Calm Your Child Down
8 Tips to Calm Your Child Down Being a parent is one of the greatest joys in life. It can also be incredibly difficult. Although there are countless books on parenting and plenty of self help available, nobody can really be prepared for the responsibilities of raising a child. Dealing with a hyperac...
Focus on a healthy mind
How can you keep your mind as healthy as possible during a separation? If you are reading this article, you are more than likely a parent who is trying to recover from a break-up. To keep with the theme of this month which is health, I’d love to talk to you about some of the ways you keep can keep...
Nurturing your child's strength
HOW TO NURTURE A CHILD’S STRENGTH TO RELEASE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL   Each child is born with a unique gift, an a strength that they are great at. For parents, the key is to recognise and encourage this strength so that it enables the child to reach their true potential. I recently worked with Jane...
Community Legal Centre
Last week we discussed the application for divorce. Some of you have said that you would like to get it checked by a lawyer. So this week I wanted to give you a quick tip…. (you can thank me for this one later )   If you don’t want to pay to see a lawyer in most places there will be a commu...
Applying for a divorce
Applying for a divorce yourself?   First and foremost – I am not providing you with legal advice. All I am going to do is show you where to get the forms from so that if you are applying for a divorce yourself you can. Secondly however for my own protection you should always seek the advice o...
Failed? No. A new opportunity to begin again? Yes!
For some of you going through divorce it will be a very hard journey. Some of you may be hiding it, you may not want to acknowledge that you are going through this. You may in fact feel like you have failed.   It isn’t easy – especially if your main thought and feeling is that you have fail...
Legal Coach - do you have one?
A Legal Coach - moving away from the traditional lawyer/client relationship This month we are looking at the concept of divorce (not child custody or property). To start I wanted to talk to you about a legal coach.   I was speaking to a lawyer recently and we were talking about the different of...
Quiet Time Activities for Kids
Quiet Time Activities for Kids   Sometimes, parents just need a moment to rest and relax when they get home from work and they do not have the strength to cope with the children’s energy. During those times, there is no need to get angry at kids or try to convince them to stay quiet, be...
Have a Safe and Happy Easter
Happy Easter You would have noticed that this week there was no post on Monday. Well that’s because I wanted to save it until today! I wanted to wish you all a happy and safe Easter.   Some of you will be with your kids, enjoy the day and the joy that it brings for them. It can be easy to for...