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WHEN YOUNG CHILDREN LIE

November 1, 2017

Did you know all toddlers fib? And that how we respond as they key adults in their lives makes all the difference in what they learn at these times?

 

This month’s blog post comes courtesy of a great parenting resource from the awesome folks at Zero To Three: www.zerotothree.org. It was posted earlier this year and is by Sarah MacLaughlin. 

Mindfulness

August 1, 2017

This is an excerpt from our new workshop: Mindfulness: Finding Calm and Connection in a Digital Age.

What is Mindfulness?

There are a ton of definitions out there but for pure ‘get-ability’ and simplicity, the one below by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the man credited with bringing mindfulness to the Western world, is great. He says:

‘Mindfulness ispaying attention in a particular way:

on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.’

APP REVIEW

July 1, 2017

So it might seem ironic after last month’s post on technoference (‘the interference in personal relationships due to technology such as smartphones, computers, tablets, and other electrical devices’ - Joel Kimmel) but we wondered if there were any useful apps out there that might justify time spent on our phones or devices. Below are a few we thought worthy of mention ...

TECHNOFERENCE

June 1, 2017

Ever heard of Technoference? It’s the term used to describe ‘interference in personal relationships due to technology such as smartphones, computers, tablets, and other electrical devices’ (Joel Kimmel) and its impact is most commonly talked about in relation to romantic partnerships. So it’s interesting to see research papers now appearing about technoference and parent-child relationships. And the news isn’t great ...

MINDFUL PARENTING

May 1, 2017

This month we’ve borrowed a blog post about the ‘5 Main Tenets of Mindful Parenting’ from Lisa Kring and the HuffPost. Read on to discover how this new buzzword can help you parent in a way that makes you – and your kids – happier and healthier ...