Separating Me…

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I am letting go of forever’s and reveling in small moments. I am churning in the vat of mother’s guilt and despair seeking the reassurance of my children’s smiles. Are you okay? Are you happy?

Of course they are not. Continue reading

Sugar. Addicted. Kids.

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What a sad state of health we are creating for our children. There are as many poor attitudes towards sugar (lollies, sweets, treats) and childhood as what there are junk food options in the supermarket. I see it all the time. Family can be the worst (no offence family – I love you….but) “sugar” represents memories, moments, emotions and happiness to people because it is wrongly (or not always consciously) used to gratify “occasions”. Continue reading

Raw Coco & Nut Slice

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My children resemble African wild dogs when they burst through the front door in the afternoon. I often find them climbing the shelves of the fridge and pantry searching for food scraps like they’ve not eaten for weeks. This is one of 2 ‘arvo’ treats I like to have on hand to avoid sugary snack foods which only serve to exhaust their bodies, ruin their appetite and appreciation for taste. Continue reading

The Art of Playful Discipline: by Brett Darnesh

The Art of Playful Discipline: by Brett Darnesh

Discipline is meant to be serious, right?

It is nearly impossible to imagine that there are playful discipline strategies. How can this be when there are battles over bedtimes, sibling rivalry, tantrum throwing toddlers and other behaviours that can bring so much frustration to a parent? Most of us as parents were likely to have been meet with hard words or hurtful actions when being disciplined as children. Discipline was serious business. I’m going to let you know that playfulness and discipline are not opposite ends of a spectrum, but playfulness is one of the key strategies for effective discipline that can address issues at their very core.

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