avoiding stress

Brushing Teeth, Nappy Changes & Avoiding Power Struggles

I found a fantastic post by Dr. Therese O’Sullivan on Kate Russell’s RIE website the other day and thought it would be perfect to share with you all.  RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) principles are very similar to those of Montessori – basically: respect, kindness, empathy and independence.  These can…

Save Your Sanity! Make Time for Self-Care

Do you make time for yourself every day? Is there a quiet time before your children are awake or after they are asleep – time without mobiles, TV or other distractions? Do you dedicate 5-30 minutes to putting yourself first, just for a short while? Parenting is a constant challenge…

The really simple way to get homework done without stress

How can I avoid homework becoming so stressful? I often hear from parents how difficult and stressful it can be to get children to sit down and do their homework. There are so many other fun things to be doing after school and these days children have much more homework…