Recently I have been looking into alternative reality and by this I don’t mean alternatives to reality, whatever that might mean, but alternatives to our, Western idea of reality. Not only have I learned a lot, I’ve also realised that the key to all the problems we are experiencing as humanity is not in anything else but in this huge chasm between the materialistic worldview and the native one. This is perhaps the most important issue facing humanity in the 21st century. Continue reading
Fostering is the best job I have ever done, and I feel privileged and blessed to be able to be part of these children’s lives. This job is 24/7 and 52 weeks a year – even Christmas day. The children live with us and become part of our family and I love them all. They have brought me so much joy, happiness and fulfillment, as well as challenges and sadness when they move on. No big salary or perks could ever replace the smile on a child’s face when they start to trust me and know that I won’t let them down.
Battling with your kids? Nicole Telfer, our parenting coach and the founder of EmpoweredKidsTV is sharing some of her tips with you. She has picked three core skills for any parent either wishing to stop a recurring conflict or simply to further improve their already good relationship with their children. Pen and paper everyone, this is going to be helpful! Continue reading
The first time I met my husband’s children- I almost vomited!!! The consequences of us not getting along were almost too huge to contemplate. In my mid 30’s, with no children of my own and having dedicated the majority of the previous ten years to perfecting the art of self-preservation, it was a decisive moment. If I disliked his children, or worse still, they hated me I knew without doubt that it would be the end of a new but promising relationship. Read our Step Parenting journey by Zoe Lightfoot! Continue reading
Managing family mealtimes can be stressful, but life becomes even more complicated when you throw in different dietary needs. My two-year-old daughter has been gluten-free since September 2017. The transformation has been amazing, both physically and mentally, but it’s been a steep learning curve. Continue reading
I must have been somewhere between 12 and 16. It’s quite a big gap, but my parents’ motivational techniques and their commitment to my academic success changed little within this time. I came home one afternoon clutching an ominous, mint green piece of card on which was printed my mid-term exam results. Continue reading
I wanted to see if there was anything awesome out there for kids and just as I was going to look it up I realised there was one place I would definitely find it. Under the bed! If you like the powerful works of Louise Hay and Dr Wayne Dyer you’ll want to check this out! Continue reading
There seems to be a huge spike in the rise of anxiety disorders, not just in adults but also in children and teenagers. Lately frequent references are made to gut bacteria in relation to anxiety. Berkshire Woman looks at the current popular literature and theories that explore this idea. Continue reading