Kids do well, if they can

Ross Greene has a powerful idea about how to reframe our thinking about kid’s behaviour. The objective of this book, and many like it, along with countless blogs, Facebook groups and experts in the fields of psychology, teaching, and social work, is to empower parents to step back and recognise their child is normal andContinue reading “Kids do well, if they can”

Feeling less than when you’re at home with kids

Getting ahead cannot be the only motive that motivates people. You have to imagine what a good life is. Henry Giroux Being a stay at home parent is hard work, it’s beginning to feel thankless and it’s relentless. It’s not valued much by society. Everyone asks me what I do for work, and everyone isContinue reading “Feeling less than when you’re at home with kids”

The unequalness of household chores after baby

Listening to Weekend Life Matters on Radio National (via podcast) on my way to Toy Library duty this morning, I was inspired to share how minimalism has enabled our household to more fairly share the household chores since we began our family in 2015. I am absolutely a type A personality and have always pridedContinue reading “The unequalness of household chores after baby”

Why I dislike using the word ‘behavioural’

There is something about the word ‘behavioural’ that really irks me. For so long, I have had specialists and health professionals tell me that my kids’ sleep issues are ‘behavioural’. Apart from some of it actually being completely normal (see the link to some studies), there is also a view that I am gradually becomingContinue reading “Why I dislike using the word ‘behavioural’”