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

Single mum transforms her life and empowers others through music.

If you’d have told me 6 years ago that I would be full time single parenting, homeschooling, relocating, doing a TEDx talk and would be running an online business doing something I loved, I would have laughed in your face.  I was a big hot mess. I’d just come out of a long term abusive relationship, my kids and I were all over the place and I was singing “Wheels on the bus” in a village hall to preschoolers. But here’s the thing ...  I knew I was capable of more. When I decided to take my music sessions online just to escape my physical location, I had to face all of my fear, doubt and insecurity. Did I nail it all? No! I still have many fears, I just got really good at facing them. I grew strong. I learned techniques and mindset. I took control of my racing thoughts and I did a shed load of work on my emotional health. And then suddenly, wheels on the bus just wasn’t going to cut it anymore. I knew I had to teach children what I’d...

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Solution focussed children

 

When we consciously shift our children from the problem to the solution, we create a habit. A habit that starts to teach our children to start to shift out of the problem and on to the solution, which is essential for a healthy mind and wellbeing, for what we focus on expands.

 

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"It's literally the best thing I have ever done with my child!"  - Jordana Matsuda - Early Childhood Educator

 

 

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Your voice becomes their inner critic

Your subconscious programming is affecting your parenting. Create self-confidence in your children through the words you speak and the songs you sing. Give them the gift of positivity, resilience and self-belief to last a lifetime. Come and play! First 2 weeks are FREE

Teaching confidence and wellbeing to parents and children aged 2-7 years, through original music and FUN!  No musical experience necessary.

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"It's literally the best thing I have ever done with my child!"  - Jordana Matsuda - Early Childhood Educator

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Racism, like most hatred, is taught in early childhood

music parenting Jun 05, 2020

The events of the last week have bought me to despair. The ignorance, the hatred, the apathy, have all left me reeling.  And yet hatred in the main, in my humble opinion, has to be carefully taught.  Young children in playgrounds with other children, do not see colour.  They do not see labels and they do not see race.  They just see other children.  

The way that we, as parents talk about, judge and label and treat others within earshot of our children, is absorbed by the child during the imprinting stage.  Before age 7, our children are in a hyper learning phase, essential for their survival and it means that they are absorbing everything and accepting it as fact.  This is where our children's beliefs systems are formed.  These beliefs go onto become the default programme, that they will use to run the rest of their lives on a largely unconscious basis.  It influences all thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It forms part of who we...

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Would you want your child to follow their dreams?

mindset wellbeing Jun 03, 2020

Have you ever had a dream so big that when you tell people about it, they look at you like you’re batshit crazy?  Have you ever felt so afraid of changing your life that you don't even know where to start?  I know have.  When I told people about my idea to start a musical programme to encourage a healthy internal world and self belief in parents and children with music, some people told me that I should be more realistic. Or that maybe I should go back to work. Or that maybe I should start smaller. 

I know they meant well and they probably had a point.  I mean, I was a full time single mum to two young boys and I was already running another small business, struggling to just get by and juggle everything life threw at us as it was. How would I find the time or resources to build such a dream? I had no songs...no website, no insta.  No nothing.. Nor did I know how to build any of that stuff... I mean, I just ran music sessions for kids in a village...

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We are all connected.

wellbeing Jun 01, 2020

With so much hate being spewed from our media, it makes me so sad see that still so many people are still being judged, hated and are living in fear of those who still see separation.  They think they are separate from themselves, separate from other people and separate from their environment. 

When we understand that we are one. That we are all connected. That the same energy that runs through you, runs through me and runs through every living thing on this planet, you don't see colour, labels or even species. You just see love. You see God, in whatever form you choose - the Chi, the Force, the Tao, Life Energy, the Universe, or whatever the hell you want to call it - it doesn't really matter, for words cannot define it.  It just is. The all that is. You see beauty in everything and everyone around you and you simply wonder in awe at the perfection of it all. And when you truly understand this, you know that you cannot hurt another, an animal, or even your...

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Forget learning and focus on your child's wellbeing instead.

As many parents face sending their younger children back to school in uncertain times, I cannot help but wonder how much focus will be on the children's mental and emotional wellbeing and how much will be on getting them back to "normal," or catching up with the check boxes of curriculum needed, to get them back to where they "should" be.

Given the global and traumatic events of the last few months, it would be naive to assume that children can just go straight back to learning, without addressing the anxiety and emotional distress, that may well be held inside their bodies and their minds.  Let alone any stress suffered as their parents struggled to work and "homeschool."

Seeing their families frightened, changing routines, removing them from their friends and possibly even losing someone they loved will have a profound effect on how they think and feel about themselves, others and indeed the the world.  With negativity pouring from every news broadcast, even if they are...

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The "Difficult" Child.

parenting wellbeing May 27, 2020

One of the biggest pre-cursors to issues with mental and emotional health in later life is a child's early environment.  Recent research claims that 1 in 3 mental health issues are caused by adverse experiences in early childhood.   A child's wellbeing is so intrinsically linked to the wellbeing and mental health of their parents or any difficult experiences that they may have encountered.  Children can be labelled as "difficult, yet hyperactivity, tantrums, behavioural issues and emotional irregularity, can also be symptoms of mental and emotional distress.  The problem is, the moment we judge a child, we have lost any hope of helping them. Because judgement instantly kills connection.  

Dead.

But in the words of the great Wayen Dyer, "when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change." Instead of thinking your child is difficult, how about thinking my child is having a difficult time?   As a previous sufferer of...

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Your Child's Wellbeing and Mindset, Starts with Yours

parenting wellbeing May 26, 2020

Before age 7, there is no critical factor and this means that they are absorbing absolutely everything into their subconscious as fact.   When we understand this as parents, we understand this, we can start to become super conscious and intentional about the way that we show up with our kids.  Our tone of voice, the language that we use and the expression on our faces, all communicates something to your child and this will subsequently become how they see themselves, affecting their sense of worthiness and self esteem for the rest of their lives. 

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 The "Raise a Tiger" Programme

Teaching mental and emotional wellbeing to parents and children aged 2-7 years, through original music and FUN!  No musical experience necessary.

Join NOW  - 14 Days FREE TRIAL

"It's literally the best thing I have ever done with my child!"  - Jordana Matsuda - Early Childhood Educator

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Introducing Gratitude to your Pre-Schooler

Mental and emotional wellbeing within families has never been so important and one of the simplest ways to increase this is through bringing gratitude into your daily lives.

For anyone familiar with a gratitude practise, it needs no explanation, but others may question why gratitude is so important for a child's wellbeing.  Well, regular gratitude is strongly linked with increased mental health, well-being and long term happiness and it allows our children to get some control over how they feel.   Now I don't know about you, but those are all things I most definitely want for my children. 

Practising gratitude works because all thoughts and emotions, as with everything in our world, are really just forms of energy and all emotions have a vibrational frequency.  And one that can be measured.  I'm sure it won't surprise you to hear that fear, anger, shame and indeed all negative feelings, are all at the low end of the chart.  Whereas peace, joy and...

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