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Responding to Your Child Crying When They’re Upset

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When you see your child is upset and is crying, your natural response is probably to make them feel better, and this usually translates into stopping them crying. There is another approach, which involves supporting your child to cry it all out. This honours their feelings and enables your child to process them fully. ...
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How to Handle Picky Eaters More Easily

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One of the biggest challenges with raising children is getting them to eat the foods you want them to eat. A powerful tool you can use to make mealtimes less frustrating and more enjoyable is to pay attention to who in you is invested in the particular meal and in your ...
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Children as Consciousness Teachers

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Your children can teach you more about yourself and about life than most adults can. I've found they can even teach you more than the most revered spiritual and personal growth teachers. If you approach parenting with this attitude of honouring your children as teachers for you, the rewards you gain are priceless. This type of parenting has ...
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How to Support the Development of Your Child’s Personality

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Various factors contribute to the nature of your child's personality but your attitude toward your child will determine how their personality develops and whether it flourishes. Here's a way to support the unique expression of your child's personality that can also offer you valuable lessons for your own personal growth. E very day it amazes me to ...
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Motherhood and Spirituality: A New Kind of Enlightenment

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Motherhood and spirituality, including enlightenment-seeking, are usually seen as being unrelated. And the search for spiritual enlightenment is usually something people do on their own or with other seekers, and is usually done separately from family life. So when a woman becomes a mother, she usually gives up or puts on hold any spiritual and/or enlightenment ...
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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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Some Life Advice: Learn to Ride Life’s Tidal Waves

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While I was working on my last book, I'd arrive home after dropping the kids at school and head straight to my desk, ignoring the mess the children love living in. During those uninterrupted hours, nothing could have lured me from my computer. I knew my time was limited (it’s amazing ...