Holding space for our children means that we are allowing them to express themselves without reservation. We are not there to fix or advise, our role in holding space is to listen. This definitely takes practice! Here’s 5 key phrases to use in the heat of the moment.
When children are not feeling emotionally safe, they will hold their feelings in. These feelings will bubble away under the surface and might show up as agitation, frustration, anger, aggression, biting, clingyness etc. So how do we create the sense of emotional safety that our children need?
The truth is if we can’t be present with ourselves, we can’t be present with our children.
Hearing children use swear words or 'bad' language can bring up some pretty big reactions for many adults. It can draw us into our old childhood wounds, feelings of powerlessness and throw us into a spiral of power over our children through judgment/ threats/ shame/ punishment. Here’s three easy solutions.
Children are naturally drawn to these treasures from the earth. So today I want to talk about WHY crystals are beneficial for kids and HOW you can use them.
When you feel triggered by your child’s behaviour it normally means that a part of YOU is needing to heal and your child’s behaviour is poking at that subconscious wound.
Do you ever find yourself getting exasperated, impatient and cross when your kids are feeling angry and are not really sure how to help them express their anger in healthy ways? It really helps to have some practical tools in your parenting toolkit for these occasions - and that’s what I’m sharing here today!
I still vividly remember when my son started biting just before he turned one (6 years ago). He developed the habit of coming up behind me when I was in the kitchen and would bite me on the leg. Sometimes I still flinch if he comes up behind me when I’m in the kitchen because … Continue reading Why your child is biting and how to help them through it
If you're wanting to help your child move past their fears, the specific types of play that I'm sharing today can be very healing, whilst maintaining closeness and connection.
Imagine grounding like recharging your phone. You know the feeling you get after visiting the beach or a national park? The clarity, energy and feeling of connection?Have you ever considered that your children might need to "plug in" too?