https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntUqNeERFiA&t=33s For me understanding how our brain processes emotions, the triggers for the fight, flight or freeze responses in myself and in my kids has transformed my life! I have also seen it transform many parents lives in coaching or in workshops as they understand that their child's emotional brain is still developing and… Continue reading Understanding meltdowns and how we can calm ourselves & our kids down…
How to find your inner calm & calm down your kids?
What do you do to stay calm or calm down? I'd love to know what works for you..... I had to use all the mindfulness skills available to me earlier this week to keep calm....and then when I erupted (oops!) - to recover quickly! No-one can push our buttons like our kids can - and… Continue reading How to find your inner calm & calm down your kids?
Big Feelings – and how to deal with them?
I recently received this post in my How To Talk So Kids Will Listen 2016 group (currently closed to new members - new coaching programmes coming out soon on http://www.mindfulnessandlifecoaching.com - stay tuned) 'I feel a bit at my wits end with H (3.5) at the moment. Very defiant and rude and yelling at me… Continue reading Big Feelings – and how to deal with them?
At first I HATED my 50 minute drive to work....still do on occasion, but I appreciate the drive better if I have downloaded some podcasts at Zencast for free http://www.zencast.org/ and I feel that I am learning...Appropriately the other week as I was driving along, worried and scared about work, I found two podcasts, Fear by… Continue reading Feeling fear….mindfully!!
Really this whole blog is about how I'm trying to be more mindful in my life and particularly as a parent.....it's an incredibly challenging thing to do....especially as the chaos of family life escalates in that pre-dinner craziness! Still I like with mindfulness that there is no right or wrong, you just keep coming back… Continue reading Mindful Parenting