Bullying is an Issue We All Need to Address

Bullying has become epidemic. It seems to be everywhere – in workplaces, schools, families, car parks, supermarkets, on the street, online – everywhere.

Recently my daughter has had to deal with being bullied on a regular basis at school. She has been called names, kicked, punched, pushed, and been hit with a school hat. She is 8.
We called the school to see what we could do and they were more than willing to address the problem.

The kids that have been bullying my daughter are young. They are also 8. So where does this behaviour come from? Their parents, their siblings? Them? They certainly weren’t born a bully. You don’t see newborn babies hitting, kicking, and being aggressive, do you? And can we really stop bullying? … More Bullying is an Issue We All Need to Address

What Do Our Children Truly Want for Christmas?

I saw a post on Facebook recently about gift giving at Christmas time and how every child deserves presents at Christmas.

Yes, all children absolutely deserve to be celebrated and what child doesn’t want presents, right?

They are fun, plus getting new stuff is always enjoyable… but what if presents are not what our children are truly yearning for at Christmas time?

What if… what our children want most is for us to be truly present with them – to really connect with them? … More What Do Our Children Truly Want for Christmas?

Supporting Your Child to Value Themselves and Their Space

From day one when our child is born we care for them. We change their nappies, we feed them, we support them to sleep, we love them.

As they grow older we teach them to wipe their bottoms, we teach them how to use a knife and fork, we support them to play respectfully with others.

And then there comes a time when it is important for our child to accept responsibility to care for themselves where possible … More Supporting Your Child to Value Themselves and Their Space