Caring for our kids may not be what we think it is…

A recent article that really inspired in me in the metro called “Self care is not all bubble baths and candles” Got me thinking about parenting what if caring for our kids is not be what we think it is… We so want to do the right thing to make them happy, so we say yes to foods we know are not healthy, let them watch more TV than we should and trust their education to people we do not know. But...
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4 Simple Steps To Get Them Ready For School, Without It Taking FOREVER! 

Ready For School My daughter is almost 5 and getting her ready for school was driving me insane. I felt like all I ever did was say “come on, we are going to be late, eat your breakfast, hurry up”. It was ruining my mornings and kick starting my day in the worst possible way.  So I decided to shake up every element of our morning routine and finally now me and my daughter jump in the car to school...
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Growth Mindset: How Parents Can Set Their Kids Up For Success

My Experience of Growth Mindset Some of the most exciting research out there is on helping your child have a growth mindset. I wish that I had been raised with this view of education, as a child with ‘specific learning difficulties’ similar to dyslexia I thought I was ‘stupid’ but now years later I am a confident writer (yes sorry my grammar still sucks) but it’s taken me years to get this confidence up, my handwriting is a scrawl so...
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Is Screen Time Turning Our Kids Into Zombies?  10 Ways To Break The Addiction.

Screen time is it all that bad? This week I made a post on the Positive Parent Instagram account that shared some harsh stats I found on the BBC Website from 2015 relating to screen time. “Children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995, according to market research firm Childwise. Teenaged boys spend the longest, with an average of eight...
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Childhood Obesity: What Can Parents Do?

My Experience No doubt eating will be a recurring theme on A Positive Parent. Recently in the UK the headlines have been screaming about Childhood Obesity but in reality it’s a global issue with Fortune.com reporting “Child obesity around the world has reached alarming levels. An estimated 41 million children under 5 years old are either obese or overweight as of 2014, and the epidemic is hitting developing nations especially hard.” Healthy eating is really important to me but social inclusion...
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Positive Parenting Tips: Help Your Child Regulate Their Emotions

My Experience My daughter just turned 4 and she is at times having trouble regulating her emotions from joyously happy to screaming on the floor because she wants a different coloured straw with her water, sometimes with just seconds in-between. She sometimes gets worried or is overwhelmed at a party. Don’t get me wrong she is a confident, out going character but sometimes it just gets too much. I speak with my friends and it’s a shared experience but it’s...
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