Looking after you

Topics: Self-care, mental health, wellbeing

You are your child’s best resource. You cannot look after them if you don’t look after you. So many excuses – no time, too tired, too busy. But taking time for yourself and looking after your own mental health and wellbeing is one of life’s essentials.

Explore our resources for some self-care tips, ideas on where you can get support and more than a few reminders that this is a non-negotiable must do!

How do I stay calm when my child is having a meltdown?

"How do I stop myself from getting drawn in when my child is having a meltdown?" This week in a Connective Parenting® NVR session, a parent asked me this question.  It’s a great question and one I thought I’d answer here as I know it something that a lot of parents,...

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Looking after you
Fear of Failure: Part 2
Fear of Failure: Part 2

Free yourself from fear of failure. Michelle Obama's book and others I’ve been reading recently have really resonated with me. Our mindset is so powerful in terms of what we enable or allow ourselves to achieve.  Don’t stop yourself or your children from achieving...

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Fear & Failure: Part 1
Fear & Failure: Part 1

Overcoming adversity I've read Michelle Obama’s autobiography “Becoming”. It’s a fascinating book, it’s her life story and talks about how she’s overcome adversity to get to where she is.  I have no doubt her and Barack will continue to achieve amazing things for...

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The words we use
The words we use

The words we use can have a significant impact on those who hear them.  Whether we are talking to ourselves, our children, friends or family, the words we choose can have an unseen impact as our minds believe what we hear.   If we choose to use negative language...

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Believe in yourself!
Believe in yourself!

Before I became a parent my confidence was pretty good.  I knew who I was, I was good at my job, had a successful career and mostly felt comfortable in my own skin (as long as I wasn’t looking at myself in the mirror in my underwear!).  Life was pretty good.  I...

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