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Meet Your Inner Business Selves

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Most of the information available on personality types in business tends to focus on identifying the business personality types of management and staff as if people were only one personality type. The problem is that although we might have a main, or primary, self, we now know that humans are multi-faceted and ...
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How to Keep Your Relationship Strong After a Baby

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Having a baby is usually a time of great joy but it is also a time when the relationship between partners is challenged. This is because you undergo a major transformation when you become a parent. A whole new part of your psyche is born - the Inner Mother or Inner Father. This personal change, together with the ...
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How Relationships Work: Your Inner Selves, Vulnerability and Bonding Patterns

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To understand how relationships work, you need to understand how people work. This post explains how we are all made up of many selves that together form our personality - such as the Inner Carer and the Responsible Parent, the Pleaser and the Critical Parent, the Vulnerable Child and Playful Child - and how these selves affect our relationships.  W e ...
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Connect With Your Child Consciously (Or With Anyone Else!)

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Learn how to consciously connect with your children to help with all kinds of parenting challenges. Conscious parenting involves becoming aware of your natural connecting style and learning how to choose the way you connect in different situations to help you with the day-to-day challenges of parenting.  C onnecting with your children (and with anyone else!) is something ...
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Supernanny or Super Mama?

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I wrote this piece in response to criticism mothers often have directed at us about how we raise our children 'these days', and in particular to the popular parent-helper Supernanny. It explains the crucial parent/child bond - different to the nanny/child bond - and how this is the blueprint for all later relationships. A re ...
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My First Tween Issue: Ear Piercing

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To pierce or not to pierce. Parents have to make all kinds of decisions about when and if to allow something their child wants, and when to allow ear piercing is what this post is about. M y eldest daughter, who has just turned ten, is leading me into the unexplored territory of tweenhood. ...