It’s all about the relationship

Recently I’ve signed up for a couple of online dating sites.  And on these sites I’ve had to answer questions and describe what kind of a partner I would be…   And of course I answered bragging about how I really care and work hard at a relationship, and want to be close to my…

Why do I feel threatened?

Recently I’ve had a couple of recent penny dropping,  AHA revelations….   that I think are going to have a massive impact.   Neither of them are ideas that were completely new to me, but, suddenly, somehow it clicked that this is where I should be focusing my energies. So in this post I will…

Focusing my Qi

Qi – Chinese for spiritual Energy I’m reading a book with my son set in Ancient China about dragons and dragon keepers.  There is a lot in it about Qi and focusing your qi…  in the book, once she has practised and learned, focusing her Qi gives her magical and unnatural powers, but qi is…

Positivity

So following my recent post ‘believing in myself,’  I’ve been thinking about the importance of focusing on the things that I’m getting right as a parent.  The parenting moments that I am proud of.  The things that make me feel good about myself as a parent. My children’s daily tears, whinges, whines and accusations, they…

Believing in Myself

Well today was a pretty rough day….   As I was feeding my two year old to sleep, feeling crap and wondering about whether or not I should blog about today…   I really felt that it would just be too painful…..   I could go into the details of how the tension built up,…

21/3/16 Self Care

So yesterday, I wrote out some peaceful ways of dealing with some of the problems I’d faced that day.   I think that’s a good exercise that I would like to continue, and I think it will help me on my journey. However, I’ve been thinking today, how having strategies up your sleeve is really…

20/3/16 Reflection – strategy brainstorming

Today was a little bit crappy and discouraging as far as peaceful parenting goes.   But instead of dwelling on that, I’m going to keep looking forward, and work on strategies so that I can do better next time similar situations arise. So here goes. What to do when: *My child wants me to play…

Peaceful Parenting

Over the last 4 months I’ve stumbled into the blogoshpere of Peaceful Parenting.  I’ve always followed parenting blogs, and read parenting books, but its only recently that I’ve really been exposed to the peaceful parenting approach (I actually feel a little guilty that I didn’t go looking for more peaceful approaches…  I could have really…

How to Peaceful Parent and Still be Somewhat In charge

-In some situations, after explaining and talking through what I think he should do/not do and why and what the pros and cons and natural consequences of various options are,  let him make the choice on his own (even if he wants to make a bad choice).  Make it clear to him that I have…

My Baby

I just want to say to start off, ‘re-wiring my brain part 2’ is coming.  (Because I know all my non-existent readers are waiting with anticipation.  I started last night, and will finish it soon…  but today I want to write about something else…. My beautiful son….  he is 7.  And his sister is 2….