How to Regulate your Emotions: A Critical Skill for Parents and Children
Emotion Regulation – what is it and why is it so important?
Most would agree that there is not a parent among us who doesn’t have days where they feel overwhelmed by the pressures of being a parent or primary carer. No matter who you are, where you come from or what you do, parenting is a great equaliser and at one time or another, we all have those moments where we struggle to control our emotions during times of stress or pressure. We may end up reacting in ways we do not like a...
LET'S TALK ABOUT POST NATAL DEPRESSION
How often do we hear stories of pregnancy, birth and early parenting all going exactly to plan?
More often than not, the ideas we have in our minds of how things should be, do not merge with the eventuating reality, even if it is the second, third or fourth time around.
Every pregnancy, birth, and baby is different and this can have a significant influence on how we feel about ourselves, our baby and about our early parenting experiences.
With or without challe...
7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CONNECTION WITH YOUR CHILD
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.What is a secure attachment?Parents and children are emotionally hardwired for attachment. Part of our basic human make-up is our need to feel emotionally safe, understood, supported and secure.W...
GOOD ENOUGH PARENTING
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?These days, parents often feel overloaded with work, school commitments, their children&rs...