A glorious collection of musings from founder and MaMa TIger, Rachel Davis. Because perspective is everything.
Teaching happiness and wellbeing to parents and children aged 2-7 years through music and FUN! No musical experience necessary.
A song to teach social distancing to younger children and some of your old favourites. Free music session every day this week on my Facebook Page & YouTube Channel. It's all a bit real and my kids are "helping" but makes it funnier. Don't go mental, get instrumental!
Teaching happiness and wellbeing to parents and children aged 2-7 years through original music and FUN! No musical experience necessary.
Music. The only language that needs no translation. It crosses race, sex, geography and more often than not carries the message of emotions.
It fuels nostalgia, memories and can even conjure up smells. Just one bar of a song and we can be transported in our minds...and we remember ALL the words.
That’s because the brain loves patterns. It loves rhymes and rhythms...and if you put a tune to it, you’re singing it all day right? Sometimes whether you want to or not .
What a wonderful vehicle then to teach our children. From picking up their pants (free workshop in the link) to much deeper and more intentional messages, the language of music goes and stays in, like simply nothing else can to much deeper and more intentional messages, the language of music goes and stays in, like simply nothing else can.
And that's because the brain loves patterns. It loves chinking things up into rhymes and rhythms. But if you add in fun and make it a shared activity...
When most people think of abuse, they conjure up images of downtrodden women with black eyes, but in the majority of cases nothing could be further from the truth. Physical abuse is almost always accompanied by mental and emotional abuse, but on its own this type of abuse can be just as dangerous. In situations like this, which includes my own experiences, the victim is often already broken inside and has been for years before they have any idea what is going on. Or that they have been slowly and deliberately destroyed from the inside out, by the person they assumed was their best friend.
Interestingly, I have met many highly intelligent, empathic and independent men and women, who have been the victim of this kind of insidious abuse. This may because they present a bigger challenge, or the victim has something the narcissist or sociopath wants, such as image, status or money. Unfortunately many people go into this type of relationship believing that they have met their soul mate,...
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 ...
Trying to get my children out in the mornings was just horrific.
One of my children was hyperactive and found it very difficult to follow simple instructions. He was all over the place, jumping off things, throwing things and was unable to be still or calm in any way shape or form. He was also really dissociated , which meant that he was really detached and found it very difficult just to tune in to what was happening, which meant that following any kind of instructions, or getting him to do anything, was pretty much impossible and I just felt like I was smashing my head up against a brick wall.
And then one day, purely by chance, a song came on the radio while we were trying to get out in the morning and I'd been saying something over and over and he wasn't listening, but as I was talking to him, he just started singing this song...and that was the moment that I realised that I'd found a way in, a way to reach him.
So when I first started writing songs, it was...