Wellbeing in families: it’s a matter of balance
When I was a young girl I daydreamed quite a bit wishing my life was different. The primary school I attended held an annual raffle and one year the prize was a doll’s house. It was a beautiful house with a blue roof with many…
No one tells me my children can’t do something
One day a teacher told us that one of our sons was uncoordinated and not good at sport. In fact, he said we should lower our expectations for his athletic future. Well, that was like a red rag to a bull! No one tells me…
Babies weren’t the only things thrown into the pool
If I had a dime for every time I was asked, “Hey, are they all yours?” – referring to my children – I’d be a very wealthy woman by now! People often asked me why I wanted so many children and I’d compare raising a…
You are braver, stronger and smarter than you think!
Positive education opens up a world of opportunities. It increases levels of happiness, life satisfaction, self-esteem and positive self-attribution. Positive psychologists Maslow and Seligman believe that schoolchildren can be taught skills that increase their resilience, positive emotion, engagement and meaning in life. When I was…
The Art of Apologising
I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve apologised. And there is probably many more apologies I should have made but didn’t. And there are probably times I apologised when it wasn’t even my fault – I just got use to saying “sorry”….
I have read many books on parenting over the years and after reading them I often felt inadequate. Things like – Don’t overreact Don’t be overbearing Don’t be irrational Punish without histrionics Always keep your emotions in check Don’t discipline when angry – it scars…
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