A glorious collection of musings from founder and MaMa TIger, Rachel Davis. Because perspective is everything.
Just trying to leave the house was a nightmare and I couldn’t handle his emotions, which were all over the place. He couldn’t follow simple instructions and calming him down for bed was impossible. Then one day, I trying to tell him something for the 15th time and a song came on the radio and he just started singing it. I mean, it went straight in when my words had failed. And that’s when I knew.
In the beginning, I began writing songs just to help me out. You know, songs to get their shoes on, to brush their teeth, songs to drop them off and to calm them down for bed. But they worked so quickly, I realised I could teach them so much more. You see, music is a universal language. It goes straight into the unconscious mind and it stays there. Forever. It's why you don't remember anything your parents told you when you were 3, buy you remember ALL the songs.
And as a Hypnotherapist, as well as a musician, I understood that this realisation was HUGE. You see our...
There can be very little that is more frustrating, than trying to get your children ready for school in the mornings. Teeth brushing can take forever and that's if you can even get the toothbrush in their mouths. And getting them out of the door can be a complete nightmare ... I mean, just how hard is it to put your flipping shoes on!
I speak from experience. As a mother of two children, I have had all the same struggles on school runs. Add in a child who has ADHD and struggles to listen or follow simple instructions and it's a recipe for disaster and I was literally losing my shizzle.
Or at least it was ...
That is, until I discovered the incredible power of music to reach my children where words failed.
I'd been running music sessions for children for 6 years, when I made the discovery. I had always known the power of music to teach younger children, let's face it, we use the alphabet and counting songs to teach our children all the basics, before they start...
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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