school holiday ideas :)

My children broke up this holiday only days before Christmas, this meant that we have a long time between the whole Christmas New Year buzz and school going back. This can feel like a bit of a drag after the hype of Christmas, without mentioning the expense involved meaning the last thing you want to […]

Free Family Christmas Ideas

Christmas can be such an expensive time of year. When really it should be about making memories, it seems to be more about the ‘stuff’ every year and the pressure and expense around this. Plus for children the hype starts so early that it is no wonder children can get a bit Christmassed out! I […]

Why do I take a holistic approach to parenting?

That’s easy, I have many professional qualifications that enable me to practise traditional parent coaching methods however I have three children all of which have had their personal struggles and I wanted to take a new approach. I wanted to look at new ways of working especially when it came to some more complex sleep […]

But Why Wouldn’t Children Play Outdoors?

But why wouldn’t children play Outdoors? This was asked to me in a workshop recently. The answer, there are so many reasons for the decline outdoor play. The reasons range from the weather, not wanting to get wet or dirty, to work and lifestyle commitments and choice, use of iPads and computers increasing, more clubs […]

Natural Remedies, Yes or No?

How many of you have considered using a natural therapy or natural medication? I have been surprised by the number of people I have spoken with recently who have or who would love to find out more about natural alternatives, this got me thinking. A while ago I did some training in using homeopathy and […]

Tantrums or Reactions?

Tantrums, paddies, fit, bad mood, kick off, fuss, carry on………………………………no matter what the terminology you use everyone has an opinion. Are they really tantrums of misplaced feelings? When an adult becomes over emotional, we don’t say they are having a tantrum, we state what they are feeling and why, so why don’t we do this […]

A quick behaviour tip

We have all been there, the supermarket tantrum, arguments, your child being an angel until you really need them to be, the moment they open their mouth and say something that makes you cringe inside.

But what do you do? and more importantly what do you do that works?

How safe is Pokemon Go?

There are many safety concerns banding around about Pokemon Go which seems to be sweeping the UK.

The Technology Challenge.

After speaking with lots of families recently one thing is clear, our lives are getting busier and more technology dependent.

So how does this impact on our families?

Scotland and Sensory Processing.

I could go on and on but to see my son changing before my eyes due to this seeming simple adaptation was so emotional and shocking at the effect it had, it was like sitting with a different child next to me at times the way he reacted and interacted, I was a very emotional Mum much to his total embarrassment.