A glorious collection of musings from founder and MaMa TIger, Rachel Davis. Because perspective is everything.
Welcome to Part 4 of my Raising Wholehearted Children series of blogs
In this 4-part series of blogs, I have been sharing with you how I’ve learned to live deeply into my own truth and how I bring this into my parenting, so that you can raise awesome humans who are brimming with self-esteem.
As a reminder, this series is about helping you build strong and respectful relationships with your child, as well as some tips to help you raise awesome humans. If you missed any of the others and want to catch up, you can read them here. Blog 1, Blog 2 and Blog 3 are here for your pleasure.
Raising Wholehearted Children Step 4: Stop shouting start playing – Sgt Major is not a parenting style!
Today’s blog is about understanding that you have to connect with your child before you have any hope of guiding them to solutions or expecting them to respond to your requests.
As a parent, it can be really easy to fall into the habit of doling out instructions like some kind of...
Boundaries are so often missed when our children are young. We often see the result - and today we're focussing on listening - as a problem to fix when, in reality, you can stop it happening in the first place.
The only way that you'll get your child to really and truly listen to you is if you really and truly listen to them.
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If I asked you what you wanted for your child, I know you would want your child to be happy, but I also bet you would want them to believe in themselves. But what is a belief and why are they so important?
Our belief’s are the very essence of who we are. They are the stories we tell ourselves about who we are, what we are capable of and who we think we're going to be. And these stores are planted in our minds in early childhood. Between the ages of 2 and 7, our children are in a hyper learning phase called the imprinting stage, which is essential for our survival. Our brainwaves are in theta, which is much slower than when we are adults and it makes us highly suggestible, but it means that we are absorbing everything around us and accepting it as fact. It's one of the reasons that childhood is so magical. We believe everything. But that’s the good stuff and the bad stuff. This programme is then what we use on a largely unconscious basis, to run ...