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Raising Wholehearted Children - Part Four

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...

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Raising Wholehearted Children - Part Three

Welcome to Part 3 of my Raising Wholehearted Children blog series
In this 4 part series of blogs I want to share with you how I’ve learned to live deeply into my own truth and how I bring personal growth into my parenting so that you can do the same.

If you missed the last any of the last blogs, you can check them out below.
Blog 1 and Blog 2 are here!

So this blog is about parenting in the present moment. Not what you would like to be happening (that’s magical thinking people and it doesn’t work btw.)

Raising Wholehearted Children Step 3: It’s time to set realistic expectations for yourself and your child.
This will help you know what it is exactly you’re working toward and allow you to parent in the present moment and work with what is actually going on,. For when we have expectations for a situation that are not being met, this is where ALL stress lives.

Late for work / school anyone? Expect them to to be ready on time? I know you can relate 


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It's All Inside!


Of all the things you want for your children, happiness and confidence are always at the top of the list you tell me you wish for.

Enjoy this video from the archive! [12min watch, perfect with a cuppa].

As parents and early educators we have an amazing opportunity to guide the beliefs that children hold about themselves, that are formed on a 95% unconscious basis before the age of seven.

Parenting isn’t about mastering your child, it’s about mastering your mind. You don’t have a behaviour problem, you have a thinking problem…because we cannot control anybody else but ourselves. We’re in a relationSHIP, and the way that you change your ship is to change yourself.

Personal freedom involves doing things differently, thinking differently, feeling differently. Personal freedom takes courage. And it starts with changing your thinking. Everything starts with the inner work. Personal freedom starts by taking the journey within.

What cage are you...

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The Art of Raising Happy, Confident Children

Happiness. Inner strength. Confidence. Self-belief. Self Worth. All the things that will have the biggest affect on your child’s life.
These things come from ways of thinking and ways of being that can be learned in our adult life. But what if we didn’t have to learn it at all? What if it was our default setting? Just the way we were?
You see the perceptions we form about ourselves, about the world, about who we think we are capable of, happen during the imprinting stage, which is before age 7.
These ‘beliefs’ form our subconscious programme and become the engine that drives most of our thoughts, which trigger our emotions on autopilot, for the rest of our lives.
These beliefs are so strong, our brains will actively look for evidence to support them and discount evidence that doesn’t.
So if you believe you are not good enough, not only will you look for evidence to support that, you will even...
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