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A glorious collection of musings from founder and MaMa TIger, Rachel Davis. Because perspective is everything.

Solution focussed children

empowering kids parenting Feb 17, 2020

Guiding our children means letting them come up with a solution themselves, so they feel empowered and solution-focussed as they go through life.

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Stop deciding everything for your children

connection parenting Feb 17, 2020



Imagine how frustrating it is to have everything decided for you. Your child is a person too, however small. They want to make their own choices sometimes, just as we do.

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Stop trying to fix everything for your kids

When your child's having big feelings, they're feeling out of control. What they need most from you in that moment is connection, understanding and empathy.

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Get in the boat

If your child's feeling lost at sea, you need to get in the boat.
Kneel down with them and label the emotion, so your child's clear on what's actually happening. Then you can guide them.

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Hand washing song for kids - let's keep them safe.

parenting wellness Feb 14, 2020

Government guidelines suggest washing hands for 20 seconds. This little rhyme should help.

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The one thing you can do to become a better parent today.

Too many times I see mums giving their all at the expense of themselves. Self love is not a feeling, it's a behaviour and if you don't prioritise your own wellbeing and happiness, then the mothership is going down. You have to put your needs first before you can serve others.

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Music is a universal language

music parenting Feb 10, 2020

Music. The only language that needs no translation. It crosses race, sex, geography and more often than not carries the message of emotions.

It fuels nostalgia, memories and can even conjure up smells. Just one bar of a song and we can be transported in our minds...and we remember ALL the words.

That’s because the brain loves patterns. It loves rhymes and rhythms...and if you put a tune to it, you’re singing it all day right? Sometimes whether you want to or not .

What a wonderful vehicle then to teach our children. From picking up their pants  (free workshop in the link)  to much deeper and more intentional messages, the language of music goes and stays in, like simply nothing else can  to much deeper and more intentional messages, the language of music goes and stays in, like simply nothing else can.

And that's because the brain loves patterns. It loves chinking things up into rhymes and rhythms. But if you add in fun and make it a shared activity...

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Your child is not difficult



If a child is struggling to be present, are they really being difficult at three years old? The moment we label them as difficult, we are judging them. It helps to take a step back and see what's really going on. It may be that they need help with their emotional wellbeing...perhaps, instead of being difficult, they're having a difficult time.

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What will your legacy be?

be the change parenting Feb 09, 2020



What will you bring to the world...what will your legacy be? It's up to all of us to make a difference as individuals. Our legacies as parents are how we bring up our children.

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You have to take care of yourself first



Sometimes we reach a breaking point, but that point can become a point of transformation when we decide to do the work on ourselves. When we heal ourselves, and put our self care first, then we can raise secure and confident kids.

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