A glorious collection of musings from founder and MaMa TIger, Rachel Davis. Because perspective is everything.
The morning rush can be a struggle for many parents with younger children. The energy can feel stressful and many children don't understand complicated phrases such as 'being ready' or 'on-time,' which, let's face it are are actually huge concepts, made up of so many smaller actions. Add in a bit of counter will or a child who has difficulty with transitions, or following instructions and it can turn into a disaster fairly quickly.
You start shouting, they start reacting and you all leave the house feeling awful. Not a great way to start the day. And as we all know, these feelings can often snowball, leaving your child clingy and upset, or worse still, have a knock on affect for the whole day.
When we remember to prioritise the relationship over the job that needs to get done, we can always create a win win situation. A little imagination can go a long way with children and when we give ourselves a moment to step back and 'choose' not to get sucked into...
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...
The journey of music begins with fun, and grows into so much more. We can teach kids positivity, self-esteem and all kinds of life skills and mindsets that will stay with them forever.
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