Teenagers are Difficult: Is That True?

Since last summer I have been mother to two teenagers. We have our moments. But then, with teenagers, who doesn’t? That’s pretty much what you’d expect the mother of a teenager to say, isn’t it? If you’re not too keen on teenagers you might roll your eyes and say that they are selfish layabouts and the only good thing about …

Inquiry: Children spend too much time at computers and watching TV – is it true?

Most parents seem to believe some version of this, and I certainly have my moments. But a few things have led me to wonder about this recently. First of all, if a  belief causes me stress (and this one definitely does) then it’s worth investigating. And secondly, someone told me recently about a woman who is now in her eighties, and …

Inquiry: Parents should always be consistent – Is it true?

I haven’t updated this blog for a long time for several reasons. First of all, over at HubPages, where I write as Melovy, I have been busy learning how to better optimize my writing for search engines. Meanwhile my kids have been growing into teenagers and they are not so keen to share the foibles of our family life. I believe …

So Simple a Child Can Teach It

On the Sedona Method 4-in-1 Audio course a woman asks Hale Dwoskin how to introduce The Sedona Method to her kids and he recommends that with children the best thing to do is live it, and that even more than what you do children look at what you’re being.  Hale goes on to say that many parents artificially try to …

A Little Wisdom

When LB was four, she often called me by name rather than ‘Mummy’. One day we were discussing my middle name – which I rarely use as I don’t particularly like it. I said what it was (and no I’m not telling you!) She replied, “No it isn’t. Your name is Mummy Yvonne.” I asked then why it was she called …

Not Crying Over Spilt Milk

When we are present discipline isn’t even an issue, whereas when we are distracted by beliefs about how children should be life becomes a battle of wills, an endless task of trying to mould children into whatever they currently are not! Being present, aware, awake –  whatever you like to call it –  is something I sometimes am, and sometimes …

Trusting the Process

The school holidays slipped by and I barely got near my computer. I have checked e-mails, and written a few, I’ve ordered flippers for Lolo, who has now joined the swimming club LB is already in, but what I haven’t done is find time to write a post for this blog. I (mostly) need time to write, or so I …

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Children as Mirrors

One night when my elder daughter was about eighteen months old, she and I were upstairs getting ready for her bath. She wandered out onto the landing and stood on tiptoe peeping over the stair gate. In a sing-song voice she called out, “Jeh-eee!” (My husband’s name is Jerry.) She stood quietly for a few moments, and then she said, …