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

Why your integrity as a parent is everything.

 

Have you heard the phrase "If you stand for nothing you'll fall for everything"? Our children are trying to expand and grow, and it's our job to be the container that shows them how to be true to yourself, and how to have healthy boundaries in life.

It's our job as a 
parent to be clear on what we stand for, and what we will tolerate in life, as a model for our children of how to stand and respond in alignment with our values and have radical response-ability. 

It’s time to empower ourselves and our children, and be the change, don't you know?

 

 

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Is fear stopping you?

 

Fear of failure is what stops us every time; fear of stepping into your genius, fear that you won't be enough, and that's what it usually comes down to each and every time. 

 




What would you do if you weren't afraid, or if you felt the fear and did it anyway? What would you do differently if you were living in your fullest expression, and how different would your life look like if you were?


The "Raise a Tiger" Programme

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

Join NOW  - Places Are Limited

"It's literally the best thing I have ever done with my child!"  - Jordana Matsuda - Early Childhood Educator

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What would you say to your 6 year old self?

 

When did you stop playing and getting involved in things like you did as a kid? What would be possible for you if you didn't limit yourself according to the labels, naysayers, or the boxes people try to put you in? Can you imagine what you'd be capable of if you gave yourself permission?

I invite you to think about what would have been possible for you if you hadn't allowed other people to define you. Then see how that may be showing up in your parenting. In my programmes I allow parents to show up in a way that allows them and their children to truly shine with self-belief, and believe that they are enough. 


The "Raise a Tiger" Programme

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

Join NOW  - Places Are Limited

"It's literally the best thing I have ever done with my child!"  - Jordana Matsuda - Early Childhood Educator



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On control, and security

 

We can only control ourselves in this moment. When external circumstances change, where does your sense of security come from? When we look outside of ourselves to stuff, status, jobs, partners, for our security and innner peace...what happens when those things are no longer there?


The "Raise a Tiger" Programme

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

Join NOW  - Places Are Limited

"It's literally the best thing I have ever done with my child!"  - Jordana Matsuda - Early Childhood Educator

 

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Early Trauma and Perception

Trauma can be a single event, or a series of events where you don't feel safe. It's the effect that it has on the body; the sympathetic nervous system, endocrine system, immune system and memory. It takes time to heal, the earlier we start, the better.

 

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

Join NOW  - Places Are Limited

"It's literally the best thing I have ever done with my child!"  - Jordana Matsuda - Early Childhood Educator

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The Key To Unlocking Your Personal Freedom

The key to personal freedom and parenting a wholehearted child who can live to their fullest expression is dealing with your own baggage, so that you don't pass it onto your children.

  If this resonates, come find me in The Tribe, my free Facebook Group, where every Tuesday I deliver free training to help parents of under 7’s to find their own Fierce and raise wholehearted children who can live and love to their full potential.

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"It's literally the best thing I have ever done with my child!" - Jordana Matsuda - Early Childhood Educator

 

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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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Single Parenting after a Toxic Relationship

There can be nothing more damaging to a child than the ending of a toxic relationship between the parents,  especially if one of the parents does not have the child's best interest at heart, such as with narcissists or sociopaths.  Given that it can take years to finally pluck up the courage to leave a toxic relationship, when you finally make it to freedom, it can be a tough pill to swallow to find that not only will you never be truly free, your beautiful and wondrous child, who you most probably left to protect, will now be used to manipulate, control and hurt you further.  In fact many there are many mothers who stay in the relationship way longer than they should, simply to avoid having to send their children to the man that may well have systematically abused them and potentially their children for many years.  After years of gaslighting and emotional abuse, breaking free and reclaiming yourself and your mental health must be a priority,  if you want...

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How stress affects our children's ability to learn.

In light of the recent pandemic, it would be foolish to think that our children will be able to slot straight back in to nursery, or school where they left off.

Anxiety, stress and new beliefs about safety and being near to others can be passed on either by the media or parents, when combined with the fear of illness or even just being away for their parents after all this time,  will vastly inhibit a child's ability to learn. I invite you to think back to a time when you were highly stressed, or even just marginally worried about something.  Were you on form?  Were you able to focus?  Were you in a prime position  to bring your "A" game?  I suspect not.  In fact our children's ability to learn rests largely in their mental and emotional wellbeing.  Young children learn best through play and yet the very energy of play can only be attained when a child feels safe and happy. There are two basic modes ... survival and growth.  In survival,...

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What to do when your child is angry

parenting wellbeing Jun 25, 2020

Anger is a natural defence mechanism and it helps us to feel powerful and in control. When your child is angry, it helps to understand that underneath anger is always some kind of vulnerability. It could be fear, shame, embarrassment or even just hurt feelings, but the anger is there to protect us from the wound underneath. By holding our children in a space of love and refusing to be triggered, we help them to move through the fear of feeling these emotions and allows them to feel safe. This should trigger tears and allow the full expression of the emotion underneath the anger, which you will notice will make them instantly soften and is vital for the child to become the fullest expression of themselves and to avoid them having to build a hard shell, or false self (ego) around the inner wound.

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

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