Is It Important to Help Your Partner on Gentle Parenting Techniques

Two sides of the coin are that you’ll be stressed and have a difficult marriage if you try to teach and guide your partner throughout their parenting journey. Is it not his responsibility to be the best parent he can be? On the flip side, if you didn’t help your struggling partner, who will payContinue reading “Is It Important to Help Your Partner on Gentle Parenting Techniques”

All I Need Is a Little More Sleep…

One of the recurring ‘grass is always greener’ feelings I have since becoming a parent is, “If only I could have a little more sleep, I’d be a super Mum!”. Why then does nature intend a Mum to have such little sleep? What can we do to promote more rest? What foods can we eatContinue reading “All I Need Is a Little More Sleep…”

Poem: Mum Guilt For the Eledest When Welcoming Siblings Into The Family

Mother’s guilt didn’t make a huge appearance in my life until I had my second and third child. Suddenly, responding to my eldest’s needs seemed increasingly impossible at times. We watched a lot of TV. She was told to wait a lot longer than most 20 month old babies. She had to co-sleep with DaddyContinue reading “Poem: Mum Guilt For the Eledest When Welcoming Siblings Into The Family”

Is It Possible to Change Your Toxic Upbringing to Become Gentle Parents

There are many challenges for parents passionate about raising their babies gently into children and through to adulthood. I write in this blog as a mother who in some ways was on course to become a toxic mother. I feel that without gentle parenting, I’d have probably resorted to smacking and shouting by now, notContinue reading “Is It Possible to Change Your Toxic Upbringing to Become Gentle Parents”

The Importance of the First 3 Years for Brain Development

There is a common belief that the first 3 years of childhood are key to the whole future life of that child, into adulthood and beyond. ‘The Myth of the First Three Years’ by John Brewer assesses the science behind the public perception. Whilst the book was published in 2002, a lot of the scienceContinue reading “The Importance of the First 3 Years for Brain Development”

The Ultimate Fear in Life for Gentle Parents With Limited Support Networks: Death

This is potentially a triggering post about the fear of death. Please only consider reading if it’s something you relate to. Some gentle parents are fortunate to have a huge and local support network who they genuinely trust. If something happened to you, it would not be ideal but your children would be gently andContinue reading “The Ultimate Fear in Life for Gentle Parents With Limited Support Networks: Death”

Important Parenting Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner – Hindsight is a Wonderful Thing

Some parents may be in a position to have planned exactly how they will parent their children before they are even born. Others, like me, assumed it would just be whatever it would be and all would work out fine. When the reality hits and you can’t even work out whether it’s morning or night,Continue reading “Important Parenting Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner – Hindsight is a Wonderful Thing”

Gentle Parenting – The Backlash When You Parent This Way and How to Remain Confident in Your Gentle Parenting Choice

Some non gentle parents have comments to make about the way gentle parenting will impact upon your children. Here is a debate about some common misconceptions about the effects of raising a child using gentle parenting techniques. It can be a challenge to ignore those comments when your own subsconscious brain may be selling youContinue reading “Gentle Parenting – The Backlash When You Parent This Way and How to Remain Confident in Your Gentle Parenting Choice”

Gentle Reminder that maybe You’ve Been a Better Parent than You Remember

Sometimes when we become a parent, we go with the flow and just give it our best stab in the dark. We are overwhelmed with other parents (or even non-parents) telling us what we should do to raise our kids. We may not even know what style of parenting we are following. As time goesContinue reading “Gentle Reminder that maybe You’ve Been a Better Parent than You Remember”

Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word – So Let’s Avoid ‘Sorry’ Altogether and Apologise Instead

How can we apologise effectively? What are the features of a good apology? How can failing to apologise affect our relationships, including with our children? These are all important questions that this blog answers. Sorry is most definitely the hardest word to get right, and that song by Elton John “sorry seems to be theContinue reading “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word – So Let’s Avoid ‘Sorry’ Altogether and Apologise Instead”