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

Children behave better when they feel better

Expecting children to 'behave' or even be in a position to be able to learn, when they are struggling with anxiety, stress or early childhood trauma is not viable. 
 
I invite you to think back to a time when you were stressed, tired, or in mental or emotional turmoil or distress.  Where you on your game? Were you receptive to learning? Or were you paralysed. Trapped in your head, going over and over things in your mind? Did you maybe snap at people, or lose control of your emotions. Were you easily angered? Could you focus or concentrate, or did the room seem to too small for your feelings and you just had to get the hell out? Did you sleep or eat well?
Did you want to go out and socialise with your friends and play loads?
 
I could be wrong, but I suspect not. 
 
If your child is hyperactive, melting down and seems unable to be still, focus or concentrate, follow instructions or is simply lashing out at others, it could be time to stop judging...
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When your child doesn't listen ...

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...

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Raising a Child with a Positive Mindset

mindset music parenting Jun 20, 2020

So you want to raise a child with a positive mindset and healthy self image, right?  And you understand a little about the subconscious mind and how the  programming we receive in the first seven years of life go on to form the hard drive that we use to run the rest of our lives on a 95% unconscious basis? Ok, so we’re on the same page. Then throw in the power that music has go straight into the unconscious mind and you might just start to get a little bit excited at the thought of what is possible for your children, when we combine powerful affirmations, positive parenting and language with music!  Then supercharge it with the incredible energies of love and FUN and then ...  and only then, will you have an idea of why I do what I do. And it's why I did a little TEDx talk about it, " Inspiring Confidence & Self Belief in Children through Music." Feel free to check it out at the link below. You see, it really is all about how we see things and how that...

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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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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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The Magic of Music and Mindset

music May 20, 2020

The Magic of Music with Rachel Davis, La La Tigers from Clare Ford  and the Home Learning Hub on Vimeo.

In this interview Rachel Davis of LaLa Tigers talks about the magic of music and mindset and how the incredible power of music can be used for teaching positive messages and life wisdom to younger children  in a way that they can understand and that will stay with them forever.

Music is an amazing vehicle for teaching all manner of things to children and we have been using music for centuries to teach them counting and  so why not use it to teach them how to live on purpose, how to live a life of courage and self-belief.

 The "Raise a Tiger" Programme

Teaching confidence and 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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Teaching mental and emotional wellbeing to children, through music

music wellbeing Apr 20, 2020

Rachel Davis, from LaLa Tigers, teaches valuable life wisdom to parents and children through music and fun, whilst helping children believe that they can. Rachel says "Self esteem and confidence in children often starts with the little things, like getting their shoes on and brushing their teeth and feeling good about it.  But when we teach children in a playful way, we can also show them that there are always creative ways to approach everything, including life.   If we can use music to teach them about numbers, then why not teach them incredibly coping strategies for living and about mental and emotional health.  I use songs and play to introduce things such as mindfulness, how to trust their inner vision and to help children understand that  they are enough.  Our internal world of thoughts and feelings affects our whole lives and all belief systems are formed before age 7.   We then use these beliefs on a mostly subconscious basis, to run...

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FREE MUSIC SESSION 5 - More music fun for younger children to keep you entertained during lockdown.

music Apr 03, 2020

More madness from me and my boys.  Want to find empower your child to achieve literally anything?  Like your music more original? Come and play down below #musicforchildren #wellbeing #mentalhealth

The "Raise a Tiger" Programme

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

Join NOW for £9.99 per month - 14 days FREE TRIAL

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FREE MUSIC SESSION 4 - Come and PLAY! Raise your vibe and have some fun!

music Mar 26, 2020

In this free session you will find more music mayhem for younger children. Classics for preschoolers and toddlers and even a LaLa Tigers original Pea on a Fork!  If you like your music a bit funkier, the Raise a Tiger Programme is for you. 

 The "Raise a Tiger" Programme

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

Join NOW for £9.99 per month - 14 days FREE TRIAL

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FREE MUSIC SESSION 3 - Family lockdown music to do together. Come and PLAY!

music wellbeing Mar 26, 2020

Free music for family lockdown! Come and PLAY!

 The "Raise a Tiger" Programme

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

Join NOW for £9.99 per month - 14 days FREE TRIAL

 

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