I saw an article titled “Your Kids Should Not be Most the Important in the Family” and it made me feel lots of things. Defensive, angry, upset but I also agreed with the statement.
Parenting doesn’t come with a manual. I’ve tried to follow a few cheat sheets - attachment parenting, conscious parenting, the Montessori approach… No matter how hard I tried, how hard I researched, I never felt like I was the best mum I could be. I just needed to try harder. Right?
Having a secure parent-child attachment can make all the difference to a child’s level of stress, their ability to manage emotional experiences, their capacity for learning and their social ease. Working on this attachment will help your kids to manage struggles and emotions throughout their lives.
I’ve been fighting with my six-year-old over school lunches for almost a year-and-one-term now! Every weekday I dread the big reveal! The lunch that I so meticulously and thoughtfully created comes home almost untouched.
The pressure of a thousand domestic blogs and Facebook posts about creative and gourmet school lunches has taken its toll on me.
Now that winter is here, it’s a great time to adapt your lunchbox offerings for the colder weather to ensure little tummies are tempted when lunchtime rolls around. These are some of our favourite lunchbox solutions to keep your little ones nourished and energised. Invest in a good quality, kid-sized thermos to store hot lunches for the school day. The Thermos Funtainer is a great choice, but any quality product with a “warming guarantee” of a minimum of five hours is a good option.
How do you know if you’re doing a good job as a parent? How do you know if you’re raising happy, well-adjusted people who will grow into happy, functioning adults? If these questions have ever crossed your mind, then you’re likely doing a great job – but even if they haven’t, chances are that you’re a good-enough parent raising good-enough kids.
But is good enough, enough?