Coaching Tips

Talk to yourself? Sanity not madness!

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

I love the idea that we are made up of many selves - it makes sense to me. I'm not just justifying all those voices inside my head, they really are quite normal! But it can become an internal battle, so perhaps the real question is how do we live happily with [...]

Talk to yourself? Sanity not madness!2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

It’s All About Daddy

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

Newsletter, Issue 18 This summer our 4 year old son wanted to spend time with daddy; in the mornings, evenings, at weekends, on holiday, just about any time he could! He acted up more when daddy wasn't back before bedtime or left early for work and regularly told me he [...]

It’s All About Daddy2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Early Parenthood Tips

2016-06-06T10:22:12+00:00

Mums & dads are different! Here are a few tips for the first 3 months of parenthood to help you manage your relationship and the differences between you as parents, to make it easier to be a team together and enjoy this special time. 1) Chat about your experience. Sit down [...]

Early Parenthood Tips2016-06-06T10:22:12+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

The Season of Giving and Receiving

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

Newsletter, Issue 11 As I buy some final Christmas presents, I am aware of the challenges we can face giving and receiving. For example, I still find it easier to give than to receive. When I married, I was amazed at the amount we received; from parents helping pay for [...]

The Season of Giving and Receiving2016-11-21T17:15:58+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
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