Now I have made my self-care goals - then what? We have all begun new habits of caring for ourselves and then started 'forgetting ' them and/or suddenly found that we have more urgent things to do than caring for ourselves. I want to reassure you that you are not the only one to find… Continue reading Step three: Caring for yourself takes persistance
When the going gets tough - don't stop. When I begin a new self-care habit, I often don't feel like doing it, or I forget to. I know from lots of hard experience that if I don't plan time during the week to care for myself, I won't. And even more, if I don't keep… Continue reading Step four: When the going gets tough – plan to succeed. Care for yourself first.
Why don't you care for yourself yet? Many of us remember making worthwhile goals to care more for ourselves. Maybe you made them when you realised you were unhappy and something has to change in your life; when a dear friend or family member became very ill or died; when you read something thought provoking… Continue reading Don’t wait: Plan to care for yourself now!
As the stewards remind us each plane flight - when you are suddenly in a situation without oxygen, you must care for yourself first by organising your own oxygen before you help your family. Don't you find this contradicts our training to care for others first? And when we care for ourselves first, do you… Continue reading Care for yourself first – think of oxygen masks
Are you enjoying your family? Having a conversation with a parent today reminded me that what I best remember as a parent of young children were the special times when I was relaxed and completely there with them. I wouldn't be thinking about work, or a problem, or about something in the future or past;… Continue reading The modern-day cult of busyness: What happened to relaxed time with family?
I’m going to give you a way to work gently and firmly with yourself and your family so that the coaching happens regularly and you help your child succeed at school. Think about what you can do: Expand your circle of influence Stephen Covey in his book 'First things first' talks about the difference between… Continue reading Take control: Help your child’s reading, writing, and Maths skills.
First things First – do the important tasks first - the coaching - and all else follows. This is the first of two posts on how you can find the time, energy and space to help your child do well at school. Although you have realised that if you coach your child in reading, writing,… Continue reading First things first: How to support your child’s reading, writing, and Math skills
If mind and body are aligned we have the force of the universe behind us” (P.410 Evolve your brain). It is another new year and an excellent time to set goals with your child. It is easier to work together when you both know where you want to go - when you can see the… Continue reading How to set reading, writing, or Math goals with your child Reading, writing, or Math goals : Create win-win deals.
The goal-setting process and a happy Mother Christmas Holidays can be a time of arguments, hurt feelings, and frustration, where no-one is happy. The goal-setting process can change that! This stressful time when you run around trying to make everyone happy, and not succeeding, can change with the use of the goal-setting process. Develop a… Continue reading How to make Christmas fun with your family: The goal-setting process
Some of you will be wondering how you will support your children to do well at school this year. Perhaps they are older and their needs have changed or you may be just beginning coaching your child in literacy and/or numeracy skills. There are ways you can develop a respectful coaching relationship with your child… Continue reading A New Year, new challenges!