By making children feel bad doesn’t make them behave better. A lovely example of this presented itself today. I opened a whole load of Amazon packages for many birthdays coming up soon. Mr 4 asked who they were for and we talked through which presents were for which friends. Next thing..from Mr 4…”you didn’t get…

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All the blogs and websites I seem to be addicted to reading, talk about remaining calm and being “unruffled” in situations where your child is testing. I agree, shouting and losing your cool should not be the default for managing testing toddlers. However, thinking about the development of emotional intelligence, life isn’t about not making…

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I notice less tantrums with H when I explain whats going to happen. Scenario: H loves “telly time” and given the chance would work his way through Netflix Kids in one sitting. Normally – he’ll be watching a programme, it will finish and he’ll say “Mammy I want to watch something else”. I’ll then say…

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I like it when bits of my life, or interests let’s say, overlap. I’m beginning to see the mindfulness / parenting link come together. I’ve been reading a book called “mindfulness in life” and doing my (supposed) daily meditations. I think something might have clicked recently. About how I can only control my feelings/ thoughts/emotions…

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