Dads

Encouraging Words for Parents

2016-05-20T11:46:42+00:00

'Good Enough' is Enough I hope the changes and tips in my last 3 newletters have given you some new understanding and awareness, alongside some ideas and strategies to support you in your relationship as you parent together. It is important to remember that it’s about being a ‘good enough’ [...]

Encouraging Words for Parents2016-05-20T11:46:42+00:00

Parenthood – A relationship Step. Part 3

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Becoming parents is a time we want to feel happy and close, yet there is a deep undercurrent that brings change in our relationship with our partner, whether we want it or not. In the last newsletter we looked at how our expectations of parental roles has an impact on [...]

Parenthood – A relationship Step. Part 32016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Parenthood – A Relationship Step, Part 2

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 17 Change 2) New Roles and Expectations Our 'Mummy' and 'Daddy' Blueprint With the arrival of a baby comes the arrival of a 'mummy' and a 'daddy'. OK, pretty obvious! However perhaps not so obvious is that these new roles instantly bring new baggage with them. They bring [...]

Parenthood – A Relationship Step, Part 22016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Parenthood – A Relationship Step, Part 1

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 16 I believe our early years of parenting are some of the most challenging and full on both for us as individuals and in our relationships. I can vouch that this has been true for me and my husband, as well as for many friends as we have [...]

Parenthood – A Relationship Step, Part 12016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Miscarriage – a common yet often hidden experience

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

When I suggested writing an article on miscarriage the response was surprisingly positive given the associated pain and grief. It is a common experience that is little spoken of considering its impact on women and their partners' lives. Getting pregnant, carrying a baby and giving birth is still an uncertain [...]

Miscarriage – a common yet often hidden experience2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Step Families, Part 3: More Positive, Tangible Approaches & Ideas

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 10 Here's a further five concrete ideas, following on from Part 2. 5. Create a blend of rules. Accept there will need to be a mix of groups with different rules, and practically design life to acknowledge this. Write a list of what 'normal' used to look like [...]

Step Families, Part 3: More Positive, Tangible Approaches & Ideas2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Step Families, Part 2: Positive, Tangible Approaches & Ideas

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 9 After speaking about what happens in step families and how individuals feel in Part 1, I know some of you are waiting for something more concrete that will support you in the realities of life in a step family, so here it is. Part 2 below introduces [...]

Step Families, Part 2: Positive, Tangible Approaches & Ideas2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Step Families, Part 1: A New Perspective

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 8 Are you an Insider, an Outsider, or Both? Imagine for a moment the start of a new step family... The partners want to have space, specialness and time for their new relationship and an enjoyable start together. The parent(s) want their children to be happy and make [...]

Step Families, Part 1: A New Perspective2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

As easy as child’s play?

2016-07-20T11:57:21+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 7 I am currently reading a book about Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen and it's making me smile. It's reminding me of the importance of play in life and giving permission for more! In all seriousness (see how it creeps in), you should understand that this is coming [...]

As easy as child’s play?2016-07-20T11:57:21+00:00

Domination or Co-operation

2016-05-13T10:10:43+00:00

I always thought I wouldn't want to dominate my children... but now with a defiant toddler on my hands I'd love a little control! The other day it took over an hour to change a nappy and dress my son. I was stumped. I tried every distraction I could think [...]

Domination or Co-operation2016-05-13T10:10:43+00:00
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