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.
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?
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