Respectful Parenting

How to be the best parent you can be by connecting with your child and holding your boundaries respectfully.
Browse this section for inspiration if you're struggling with some unwanted behaviours.

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Self-esteem is everything.

Self-esteem is everything.

😔If we're honest - I bet all of us can say we've said a phrase like this or had something similar said to us when we were children.🥺It comes from...
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Your child's brain, why they're misbehaving and how to help when they're losing it

Your child's brain, why they're misbehaving and how to help when they're losing it

What to do ⬇️Sometimes our kids seem to lose it over the smallest things, like what colour cup they drink from or suddenly deciding they don't want something they've asked...
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Why I don't say "Good Job" or "Well Done"

Why I don't say "Good Job" or "Well Done"

IYKYK ⬇️This change makes SUCH a difference and is totally worth practising if you're a parent.WE KNOW that we want to praise our kids and make them feel good but...
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Taking Breaks Outdoors

Taking Breaks Outdoors

We were losing it ⬇️Sometimes it feels like a military operation trying to get kids outside or to do anything but we do A LOT of it because we see...
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When swimming lessons go wrong...

When swimming lessons go wrong...

My response ⬇️When our kids feel dysregulated, out of control, the worst thing we can do is try to be more in control and push them further out of the...
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5 Reasons Your Preschooler Isn't Listening To You

5 Reasons Your Preschooler Isn't Listening To You

😡LISTEN UP!! If adults were to record themselves all day then listen back and tally up allllll the times they give their child a direction, or asked them a question...
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Help! My toddler won't stop throwing toys

Help! My toddler won't stop throwing toys

“stop throwing” doesn’t work. Here’s what does.Our kids need to learn how to throw and they obviously want to practice this skill. We just often don’t like to see it...
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Why won't my kids calm down?!

Why won't my kids calm down?!

You might need to hear this today ⬇️Real talk: I often find my kids' behaviour triggering. The noise of shouting and whinging and crying can feel all too much for...
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Sunday Chaos

Sunday Chaos

Nothing relaxing about it.A reminder that gentle, respectful parenting isn't about training kids to be perfect little regulated angels. My kids were all over the shop today.Gentle and respectful parenting...
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Sharing my chaotic evening of parenting

Sharing my chaotic evening of parenting

Hats off to solo parents.Bedtime can be SOOOO triggering. All you want is for everyone to calm down and go to sleep so you can finally have some time to...
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Whats the best thing to say when your kid is having a tantrum

Whats the best thing to say when your kid is having a tantrum

Hear me out ⬇️Kids have tantrums. They're developmentally appropriate - it's a big build up of feelings and emotions that they don't know how to process and it all comes...
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Understanding your sensitive child's behaviour

Understanding your sensitive child's behaviour

How to help⬇️It's time to REFRAME your thinking.Often, the behaviours of highly sensitive children are labelled as 'difficult' - as if they do everything on purpose and with manipulation in...
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What to do when your child won't stop misbehaving

What to do when your child won't stop misbehaving

This really works ⬇️We've all fallen into this pattern:Our kids are constantly pushing our buttons by misbehaving and arguing and our tone becomes clipped and annoyed. We snap more, we...
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Is this the reason your preschooler is misbehaving?

Is this the reason your preschooler is misbehaving?

What to do?New siblings are a huge change for our preschoolers which cannot be underestimated. If you've seen a big shift in your child's behaviour and you're wondering if it...
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Unwanting Parenting Advice from Relatives at Christmas

Unwanting Parenting Advice from Relatives at Christmas

Times change.We wear seatbelts now. They took the cocaine out of coca cola. Spanking was made illegal. We don't give infants alcohol.What seemed normal and acceptable to previous generations is...
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Christmas Affirmations for Parents

Christmas Affirmations for Parents

You've got this.Christmas is wonderful but it's SO different from a typical day - we HAVE to expect some difficult behaviours.Whilst adults love the anticipation of a big event, all...
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Can't control our kids but we can manage their environment and control ourselves

Can't control our kids but we can manage their environment and control ourselves

It all went wrong.We truly can't control our kids.We CAN control ourselves and we CAN manage the environment.I'm NOT saying we should take away all of a child's accountability for...
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Should we punish a child when they have a tantrum?

Should we punish a child when they have a tantrum?

Expect tantrums.We can't expect children to have the self control and executive functioning skills to stop and think "hang on, last time I had a tantrum it didn't feel fun...
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What to do when you're triggered by your child's behaviour

What to do when you're triggered by your child's behaviour

You're not alone.It's no mean feat coping with a child's many outbursts and tantrums. Remember their brains are very underdeveloped and they need to be taught how to manage their...
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We need to be kinder to kids (and each other)

We need to be kinder to kids (and each other)

Let's be kind.We cant be in each other's brains so we have no idea how someone else is coping.What might look like a child being very ""naughty" is most often...
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