Coaching Tips

Getting Teens to Listen

2017-06-27T15:23:56+00:00

Most of us can easily summon up the image of Harry Enfield's 'Kevin' when we think of teenagers.. but what does that mean for us as parents when we need to be able to communicate with them? Uncertainty around How to Parent As our eldest son approaches his teen years [...]

#Connection

2016-11-21T17:15:57+00:00

When I had my twins I finally gave in and joined Facebook as a way to connect with other multiple mums. It was ideal, as juggling two babies, and often older kids too, meant we never knew when we would have a moment to connect, let alone pick up the phone, [...]

Freedom 9.9 – Reboot yourself

2016-11-21T17:15:57+00:00

I was having a rare wander round my connections in LinkedIn and came across a woman who I had not been in touch with for years, but had always rated. I was just in a different place to her.. turns out we're now very much on the same page and I [...]

Father’s Day – The Secret of Appreciation

2016-11-21T17:15:57+00:00

So what is important for dads when it comes to Father's Day? It's easy for it to be reduced to gifts with few words - the classic cards and pressies on the usual masculine themes of sport, beer and gadgets. Refreshing the Parts Beer can't Reach... But what refreshes the parts that beer can't [...]

Mother’s Day – for Mens eyes Only

2016-11-21T17:15:57+00:00

What does 'right' look like? I imagine up there are many men trying to get it right for mother’s day, whether for their own mum or for their partner who's a mum, where the children are too young to do it all themselves. So what does ‘right’ look like? Of [...]

Reducing Christmas Stress and Bah Humbugishness

2013-12-10T14:31:30+00:00

I know Christmas is supposed to be a lovely, happy time of year, but I tend to get a bit bah humbug in the build up to it, as it just seems to add lots of extra things to do and stress when I am already busy enough. This year felt like no [...]

What’s YOUR Parenting Bueprint?

2016-11-21T17:15:57+00:00

"I sound just like my mum/dad" 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 the couples own experience of being parented, or [...]

Managing Bossy Voices in My Head

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

As we grow up we internalise parts of our childhood experience. Without realising it we all create an internal parent, capturing much of our parental voices and attitudes. This part has a tendency to be judgemental and tell us what to do, in just the way our mum or dad did, [...]

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