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  • @barboursandbretons2 weeks ago
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  • It’s a tired mum face, and a slow morning over here, as we had yet another night of musical beds last night. We were back and forward with the biggest three times and were also up and down with the littlest who has been coughing lots over the last couple of days and needed his inhaler and some calpol. As much as I’m an advocate of gentle parenting, and am generally quite accepting of the boys coming into our bed at night, I’m genuinely getting concerned for when Austen starts school at this rate, as surely he won’t be able to concentrate in his lessons if he’s getting up so much?! 🤷🏻‍♀️ It makes for two rather tired and grumpy boys too which is not conducive to a nice day together either! 🤦🏻‍♀️ If you’ve followed for a while you’ll know this is an ongoing battle in our house, but as always, any tips/advice/similar stories are appreciated! 🙌🏻 . So I’m throwing it back to the last time I felt polished at the weekend for my #whatweworeonwednesday  and #midweekshareandrewear  today. How’s everyone enjoying the holidays so far? We’re on the last week over here! 💛 . . .#mumlife  #dresslikeamum  #honestmotherhood  #dailyparenting  #ig_motherhood  #gentleparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #mumbloggersuk  #pbloggersuk 
  • It’s a tired mum face, and a slow morning over here, as we had yet another night of musical beds last night. We were back and forward with the biggest three times and were also up and down with the littlest who has been coughing lots over the last couple of days and needed his inhaler and some calpol. As much as I’m an advocate of gentle parenting, and am generally quite accepting of the boys coming into our bed at night, I’m genuinely getting concerned for when Austen starts school at this rate, as surely he won’t be able to concentrate in his lessons if he’s getting up so much?! 🤷🏻‍♀️ It makes for two rather tired and grumpy boys too which is not conducive to a nice day together either! 🤦🏻‍♀️ If you’ve followed for a while you’ll know this is an ongoing battle in our house, but as always, any tips/advice/similar stories are appreciated! 🙌🏻 . So I’m throwing it back to the last time I felt polished at the weekend for my #whatweworeonwednesday  and #midweekshareandrewear  today. How’s everyone enjoying the holidays so far? We’re on the last week over here! 💛 . . .#mumlife  #dresslikeamum  #honestmotherhood  #dailyparenting  #ig_motherhood  #gentleparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #mumbloggersuk  #pbloggersuk 

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  • @sarahockwellsmith1 month ago
  • Are your (subconscious or otherwise) beliefs getting in the way of great, effective parenting? . Many parents hold beliefs that undermine their parenting and discipline efforts and as a result, the behavior of their children. For most, these limiting beliefs (often acquired during their own childhoods) go unnoticed. They wonder why their child is so unruly, no matter what approach to discipline they take. This only strengthens their subconscious limiting beliefs, meaning that the more perplexed, stressed, anxious and angry about their discipline failings they get, the more the child is going to misbehave. . . To see the sort of change they want to see, they must change the way they think, before they can begin to change the way their child behaves....... . What limiting beliefs about children do you hold? . . .#gentleparenting  #gentlediscipline  #peacefulparenting  #positiveparenting  #positivediscipline  #mindfulparenting  #sarahockwellsmith  #parentingmemes  #parentingquotes  #parentingteens  #parentingtalk  #parentingtips  #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparent  #raisingboys  #raisingaboy  #raisinggirls  #toddlerlife  #toddlertips  #parentingexpert  #raisethemright 
  • Are your (subconscious or otherwise) beliefs getting in the way of great, effective parenting? . Many parents hold beliefs that undermine their parenting and discipline efforts and as a result, the behavior of their children. For most, these limiting beliefs (often acquired during their own childhoods) go unnoticed. They wonder why their child is so unruly, no matter what approach to discipline they take. This only strengthens their subconscious limiting beliefs, meaning that the more perplexed, stressed, anxious and angry about their discipline failings they get, the more the child is going to misbehave. . . To see the sort of change they want to see, they must change the way they think, before they can begin to change the way their child behaves....... . What limiting beliefs about children do you hold? . . .#gentleparenting  #gentlediscipline  #peacefulparenting  #positiveparenting  #positivediscipline  #mindfulparenting  #sarahockwellsmith  #parentingmemes  #parentingquotes  #parentingteens  #parentingtalk  #parentingtips  #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparent  #raisingboys  #raisingaboy  #raisinggirls  #toddlerlife  #toddlertips  #parentingexpert  #raisethemright 

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  • @thisparentingadventure3 months ago
  • Thanks @mindfulkidscoaching  for this. Finding the “pause” to respond with these sorts of positive phrases is something I’ll probably have to work on for the rest of my life 🤷‍♀️ so I’m always grateful for any reminder 😆
  • Thanks @mindfulkidscoaching  for this. Finding the “pause” to respond with these sorts of positive phrases is something I’ll probably have to work on for the rest of my life 🤷‍♀️ so I’m always grateful for any reminder 😆

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  • @thisparentingadventure1 month ago
  • Thanks @mindfulkidscoaching  for this. Such a lovely reminder of how to use positive language rather than negative. I know when I remember to do this is really makes a difference, helping to maintain a sense of harmony rather than creating power struggles.
  • Thanks @mindfulkidscoaching  for this. Such a lovely reminder of how to use positive language rather than negative. I know when I remember to do this is really makes a difference, helping to maintain a sense of harmony rather than creating power struggles.

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  • @thisparentingadventure6 months ago
  • I love this description of empathy. Holding space, an emotionally safe space for someone to express themselves fully and feel really seen and heard. It’s so important that we hold this space for our children, even when (actually especially when) the intensity of their emotions seems at odds with the situation or facts. There are no “unreasonable” feelings really. Our children feel what they feel and the most loving AND most effective way to help them through is to respond with empathy.
  • I love this description of empathy. Holding space, an emotionally safe space for someone to express themselves fully and feel really seen and heard. It’s so important that we hold this space for our children, even when (actually especially when) the intensity of their emotions seems at odds with the situation or facts. There are no “unreasonable” feelings really. Our children feel what they feel and the most loving AND most effective way to help them through is to respond with empathy.

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  • @thisparentingadventure2 weeks ago
  • As I’ve had a lot of new followers recently I’d like to say hello and welcome to all of you and tell you a little bit about myself. I’m Mum to two amazing boys; Max who’s 10 and Marco who’s 8. I love walking barefoot in wet grass and feeling the earth beneath my feet. I find it helps ground me in the present moment. I love to read and usually have a couple of books on the go, one fiction and then either a personal development or parenting one. My favourite authority on parenting is @doctorshefali.  I also love podcasts. My favourites are Rich Rolls, London Real with Brian Rose, Mindvalley and Super Soul with Oprah. My approach to parenting is drawn from attachment parenting and conscious parenting. I believe that children thrive when they have a secure attachment to their parents and when we loosen the reins and let them be themselves without trying to mould them and burden them with our expectations. I coach other parents in person and online and the feedback I get is that I’m warm, real, insightful, funny, passionate and helpful. My approach is to support parents to connect deeply with themselves, their essence and their souls in order to free themselves to connect deeply with their children. I was a senior executive for over 20 years but prefer a slower more mindful approach to life these days. In addition to coaching parents, I also coach executives/leaders and interestingly my approach is similar: connect to self, connect to others, slow down, be conscious and intentional, ditch the ego, and engage the hearts and minds of your employees. I love forests, beaches, long walks, adventures, deep conversations, a bit of good old Irish craic, baking, dancing, loving, laughing, kindness, hugs, crisps, short skirts, good jeans, flip flops, high boots, my short hair, my curiosity and all my imperfections!! I love this platform and have made some amazing friends all over the world through these squares. I intend to start visiting many of you very soon! Please reach out to me directly if I can help you in any way 😊
  • As I’ve had a lot of new followers recently I’d like to say hello and welcome to all of you and tell you a little bit about myself. I’m Mum to two amazing boys; Max who’s 10 and Marco who’s 8. I love walking barefoot in wet grass and feeling the earth beneath my feet. I find it helps ground me in the present moment. I love to read and usually have a couple of books on the go, one fiction and then either a personal development or parenting one. My favourite authority on parenting is @doctorshefali.  I also love podcasts. My favourites are Rich Rolls, London Real with Brian Rose, Mindvalley and Super Soul with Oprah. My approach to parenting is drawn from attachment parenting and conscious parenting. I believe that children thrive when they have a secure attachment to their parents and when we loosen the reins and let them be themselves without trying to mould them and burden them with our expectations. I coach other parents in person and online and the feedback I get is that I’m warm, real, insightful, funny, passionate and helpful. My approach is to support parents to connect deeply with themselves, their essence and their souls in order to free themselves to connect deeply with their children. I was a senior executive for over 20 years but prefer a slower more mindful approach to life these days. In addition to coaching parents, I also coach executives/leaders and interestingly my approach is similar: connect to self, connect to others, slow down, be conscious and intentional, ditch the ego, and engage the hearts and minds of your employees. I love forests, beaches, long walks, adventures, deep conversations, a bit of good old Irish craic, baking, dancing, loving, laughing, kindness, hugs, crisps, short skirts, good jeans, flip flops, high boots, my short hair, my curiosity and all my imperfections!! I love this platform and have made some amazing friends all over the world through these squares. I intend to start visiting many of you very soon! Please reach out to me directly if I can help you in any way 😊

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  • @mrsmombastic4 months ago
  • I remember my mother taking this picture. I’d been crying. The constant rocking, singing, feeding, screaming. I was out of my depth. The house was a mess. I was a mess. She took the picture because she thought that the singing and rocking was beautiful. Beautiful to her, as I gazed at this mystery of a baby with tear filled eyes that were riddled with confusion. What my mother didn’t know was that I was questioning everything. And people were telling me that I was spoiling him. That he would never learn to self soothe. All I knew was that when he cried, it cut me like a knife deep into my soul. Not knowing what was wrong, and not knowing how to help him. My heart told me to rock him. And they told me I was wrong. My heart told me to hold him. And they told me I was wrong. My heart told me to lie with him. And they told me I was wrong. And it was hard. But then, there was a drastic shift. From us working in unison; him calling, me responding. Because now his instincts tell him that he’s outgrown it. He lies in his bed. On his pillow. With his teddies. Without a need for my presence. My instincts knew that he wasn’t ready, and his instincts told me when he was. And unlike all that they told me; My arms were never a sleep aid. They were his safe place. They were never a bad habit. They were his comfort. And me responding to his cries wasn’t spoiling him. It was building trust. And now I can tell THEM with the utmost certainty, that they were WRONG. #gentleparenting  #gentleparent  #gentleparentinguk  #instinctualparenting  #instinctualparenting  #attachmentparenting  #cosleeping  #cosleepingmama  #breastfeeding  #breastfeedingmama 
  • I remember my mother taking this picture. I’d been crying. The constant rocking, singing, feeding, screaming. I was out of my depth. The house was a mess. I was a mess. She took the picture because she thought that the singing and rocking was beautiful. Beautiful to her, as I gazed at this mystery of a baby with tear filled eyes that were riddled with confusion. What my mother didn’t know was that I was questioning everything. And people were telling me that I was spoiling him. That he would never learn to self soothe. All I knew was that when he cried, it cut me like a knife deep into my soul. Not knowing what was wrong, and not knowing how to help him. My heart told me to rock him. And they told me I was wrong. My heart told me to hold him. And they told me I was wrong. My heart told me to lie with him. And they told me I was wrong. And it was hard. But then, there was a drastic shift. From us working in unison; him calling, me responding. Because now his instincts tell him that he’s outgrown it. He lies in his bed. On his pillow. With his teddies. Without a need for my presence. My instincts knew that he wasn’t ready, and his instincts told me when he was. And unlike all that they told me; My arms were never a sleep aid. They were his safe place. They were never a bad habit. They were his comfort. And me responding to his cries wasn’t spoiling him. It was building trust. And now I can tell THEM with the utmost certainty, that they were WRONG. #gentleparenting  #gentleparent  #gentleparentinguk  #instinctualparenting  #instinctualparenting  #attachmentparenting  #cosleeping  #cosleepingmama  #breastfeeding  #breastfeedingmama 

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  • @thisparentingadventure3 months ago
  • Love this from @lrknost  I think one of the most damaging things we do as parents is to expect ourselves to be perfect. To always be calm and reasonable and supportive and conscious. We are human. And by design that means that we are imperfect, and beautifully so. There is no perfection. It’s an illusion. Or maybe even a delusion. Any relationship, including those with our children will be characterised by harmony and disharmony. The important thing is that make sure it’s also characterised by a third ingredient: repair. When we mess up, we apologise with a whole heart and we make amends. Not with gifts or other tokens of guilt but with connection and appreciation and unconditional love. And when we do this, we model for our children that messing up is human and not something to be ashamed of. Modelling the act of repair, our children learn how to do this too and reflect it right back at us when they too mess up, as they inevitably will.
  • Love this from @lrknost  I think one of the most damaging things we do as parents is to expect ourselves to be perfect. To always be calm and reasonable and supportive and conscious. We are human. And by design that means that we are imperfect, and beautifully so. There is no perfection. It’s an illusion. Or maybe even a delusion. Any relationship, including those with our children will be characterised by harmony and disharmony. The important thing is that make sure it’s also characterised by a third ingredient: repair. When we mess up, we apologise with a whole heart and we make amends. Not with gifts or other tokens of guilt but with connection and appreciation and unconditional love. And when we do this, we model for our children that messing up is human and not something to be ashamed of. Modelling the act of repair, our children learn how to do this too and reflect it right back at us when they too mess up, as they inevitably will.

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  • @christinemary1003 months ago
  • Me and the squish 😍 Think we're only going to get a few more weeks out of the stretchy wrap, she's growing so fast 😢 Looking forward to getting my woven wraps out but I do love the ease of being able to tie the stretchy on beforehand. Literally wouldn't have have a clue how to manage two children without babywearing! . . Super cute pixie bonnet made by my friend @buttercupjocrafts  . . . . . . . .#carrythemclose  #babywearing  #gentleparentinguk  #hanawrap  #closeenoughtokiss  #babywearinglove  #carryallthebabies  #sling  #springwalks  #makingmemories  #rememberingthesedays  #happylittlebuttons  #developinglife  #myminiaturemuse  #cameramama  #magicofchildhood  #myhappycapture  #capturingtheday  #acupofmotherhood 
  • Me and the squish 😍 Think we're only going to get a few more weeks out of the stretchy wrap, she's growing so fast 😢 Looking forward to getting my woven wraps out but I do love the ease of being able to tie the stretchy on beforehand. Literally wouldn't have have a clue how to manage two children without babywearing! . . Super cute pixie bonnet made by my friend @buttercupjocrafts  . . . . . . . .#carrythemclose  #babywearing  #gentleparentinguk  #hanawrap  #closeenoughtokiss  #babywearinglove  #carryallthebabies  #sling  #springwalks  #makingmemories  #rememberingthesedays  #happylittlebuttons  #developinglife  #myminiaturemuse  #cameramama  #magicofchildhood  #myhappycapture  #capturingtheday  #acupofmotherhood 

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  • Here is Jess & Jack enjoying the Emerald Sea necklace together 💚🐻. Little Jack has several teeth coming in at once 😬, ouch! Jess has posted on her page about how helpful the accessories she has from the Mum & Cub Box are and they really help sooth his sore gums! Happy bubba, happy mumma! ♥ . . . . . 📸 @jessica.and.jack #teamcubinstaclub  #soregums  #teethingbaby  #teethingsucks  #teethingrelief  #teethingsolutions  #teethinginstyle  #teether  #chewelry  #babysensory  #babywearing  #lifemxl  #babywearingaccessories  #breastfeedingjewellery  #breastfeedingfashion  #dailyparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #mumsofinstagram  #movincommup  #mumlife  #ukmumsquad  #brandrep  #mumstyle  #motherhoodunderstand  #mummy  #motherhoodrising 
  • Here is Jess & Jack enjoying the Emerald Sea necklace together 💚🐻. Little Jack has several teeth coming in at once 😬, ouch! Jess has posted on her page about how helpful the accessories she has from the Mum & Cub Box are and they really help sooth his sore gums! Happy bubba, happy mumma! ♥ . . . . . 📸 @jessica.and.jack #teamcubinstaclub  #soregums  #teethingbaby  #teethingsucks  #teethingrelief  #teethingsolutions  #teethinginstyle  #teether  #chewelry  #babysensory  #babywearing  #lifemxl  #babywearingaccessories  #breastfeedingjewellery  #breastfeedingfashion  #dailyparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #mumsofinstagram  #movincommup  #mumlife  #ukmumsquad  #brandrep  #mumstyle  #motherhoodunderstand  #mummy  #motherhoodrising 

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  • @gentlemamahood1 day ago
  • #Repost  @thegentlemamma  ・・・ SELF SOOTHING is perhaps one of the most misused terms when it comes to #babysleep  and #toddlersleep  fueled by the misinformation spieled by the sleep industry. . . . If you are interested in learning more about the truth behind #selfsoothing  please feel free to DM me for articles and research. I am also happy to share resources, and information about online support groups if you are looking to move away from the #sleeptraining  culture. #thebeyondsleeptrainingproject  . . . ▪▪▪ . . "The dictionary definition of soothing /ˈsuːðɪŋ/ adjective having a gently calming effect. reducing pain or discomfort. Too many adults need screens, drinks, pills, smokes, chocolate, coffee and much more to calm themselves down. Specialists suggest that the antidote to addiction, is connection. It makes sense then for babies to depend on connection to rest emotionally and physically. We learn to associate sleep with comfort, by experiencing comfort with sleep." 🌻💛 - @lelia.schott  💕 QUOTE : #pennybrownlee  #dancewithmeinmyheart 
  • #Repost  @thegentlemamma  ・・・ SELF SOOTHING is perhaps one of the most misused terms when it comes to #babysleep  and #toddlersleep  fueled by the misinformation spieled by the sleep industry. . . . If you are interested in learning more about the truth behind #selfsoothing  please feel free to DM me for articles and research. I am also happy to share resources, and information about online support groups if you are looking to move away from the #sleeptraining  culture. #thebeyondsleeptrainingproject  . . . ▪▪▪ . . "The dictionary definition of soothing /ˈsuːðɪŋ/ adjective having a gently calming effect. reducing pain or discomfort. Too many adults need screens, drinks, pills, smokes, chocolate, coffee and much more to calm themselves down. Specialists suggest that the antidote to addiction, is connection. It makes sense then for babies to depend on connection to rest emotionally and physically. We learn to associate sleep with comfort, by experiencing comfort with sleep." 🌻💛 - @lelia.schott  💕 QUOTE : #pennybrownlee  #dancewithmeinmyheart 

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  • @pebblesandlaceuk2 days ago
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  • •BRAND REP SEARCH!• Time has come around again to recruit some of you lovely lot to join Team Pebbles & Lace! YAY! (Yes, yes I'm using the same graphic as last time because life here is busy and about to get a whole load busier!) So, read on if you're up for the challenge 💖 Or tag someone who might be interested! How to enter: - post a photo of you & your baby - use the hashtag #teampebblesandlaceuk  somewhere in your post as this is how I will find you! (It doesn't necessarily need to be a new, specific post; you can just edit the hashtag into a recent existing post.) - comment below to say you've entered 😊 • What you receive: - a box of goodies - a personal discount code - a discount code you can share with others • What we need from you: - a genuine love for Pebbles & Lace products - clear, bright and clutter-free photos of you & bub and products sent/posted regularly - a willingness to support us on social media - an active Instagram account It'll be a pretty laid-back repping affair, to be honest! I'm not into pushy advertising and I don't expect you to be either 😊 UK only. Full T&Cs available on request. Search closes 31st August.#brandrepsearch  #teethingbaby  #modernmum  . . .#teethingnecklace  #nursingnecklace  #normalisebreastfeeding  #mummyandme  #ukparentbloggers  #mummybloggeruk  #uniteinmotherhood  #honestlymothering  #acupofmotherhood  #letthembelittle  #mytinymoments  #candidchildhood  #breastfeeding  #breastfeedingfashion  #babywearingaccessories  #wearallthebabies  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #gentleparentinguk  #dailymotherhood  #mumlife  #mumstyle  #womensupportingwomen  #mumssupportingmums  #supportsmallbusiness  #mamamerch 

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  • @gentlemamahood2 days ago
  • Self reflection has been the biggest turning point in my life and has had the most influence on how I want to parent my child. Spending too long psychoanalysing your own caregivers is damaging if you can’t connect the dots on how this has impacted yourself. Only then can you start to reflect and fix the parts of you that suffer from childhood trauma. Forgive, but don’t forget. Be self aware and know better so you can do better. Original artwork by nicabm
  • Self reflection has been the biggest turning point in my life and has had the most influence on how I want to parent my child. Spending too long psychoanalysing your own caregivers is damaging if you can’t connect the dots on how this has impacted yourself. Only then can you start to reflect and fix the parts of you that suffer from childhood trauma. Forgive, but don’t forget. Be self aware and know better so you can do better. Original artwork by nicabm

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  • @gentlemamahood3 days ago
  • I remember reading about cave babies when my little one was a newborn and it just made so much sense. Our babies do not know what year they are born into and act on biological instinct. Baby H exclusively slept on our chests for the first 3 months 💗#Repost  @kathrynstaggibclc  ・・・ You may have heard of the 4th trimester? And the fact that new babies dont like to be put down? But why does it happen? Well from an evolutionary point of view, babies are still in the "cave man" period. A new baby does not realise it is born into the relative safety of the 21st century with video monitors, central heating and a lack of predators. To a baby being put down is a life and death situation. A human baby is very helpless, unlike many other mammals, and so relies completely on its mother for food, warmth, safety, security and love. The chest is it's safe place where all of these are freely available. If it is left alone it thinks it will either get eaten by something, starve, become cold and uncomfortable! So when a baby realises it's on its own, it cries in order to tell it's mother to pick it up. It's a warning sign. It's saying "I'm here on my own and I'm in danger". Once babies get to around 3 months of age they start to realise that they're not going to be eaten by a wolf, that their house is safe and warm and that they get fed regularly. At this stage they are more likely to tolerate being put down somewhere for a short time as long as they can see someone familar nearby. Then once they begin to explore the world they get a little braver. However, they like to make sure there is someone familiar around to make sure they're still safe.
  • I remember reading about cave babies when my little one was a newborn and it just made so much sense. Our babies do not know what year they are born into and act on biological instinct. Baby H exclusively slept on our chests for the first 3 months 💗#Repost  @kathrynstaggibclc  ・・・ You may have heard of the 4th trimester? And the fact that new babies dont like to be put down? But why does it happen? Well from an evolutionary point of view, babies are still in the "cave man" period. A new baby does not realise it is born into the relative safety of the 21st century with video monitors, central heating and a lack of predators. To a baby being put down is a life and death situation. A human baby is very helpless, unlike many other mammals, and so relies completely on its mother for food, warmth, safety, security and love. The chest is it's safe place where all of these are freely available. If it is left alone it thinks it will either get eaten by something, starve, become cold and uncomfortable! So when a baby realises it's on its own, it cries in order to tell it's mother to pick it up. It's a warning sign. It's saying "I'm here on my own and I'm in danger". Once babies get to around 3 months of age they start to realise that they're not going to be eaten by a wolf, that their house is safe and warm and that they get fed regularly. At this stage they are more likely to tolerate being put down somewhere for a short time as long as they can see someone familar nearby. Then once they begin to explore the world they get a little braver. However, they like to make sure there is someone familiar around to make sure they're still safe.

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  • @thisparentingadventure3 days ago
  • Thanks for this great reminder @biglifejournal  Are you comfortable with letting your children see you fail? Do you share stories with them of things you got wrong or messed up? It’s so important that our children see us as imperfect and accepting of failure. Only then can they accept imperfections and failure in themselves.
  • Thanks for this great reminder @biglifejournal  Are you comfortable with letting your children see you fail? Do you share stories with them of things you got wrong or messed up? It’s so important that our children see us as imperfect and accepting of failure. Only then can they accept imperfections and failure in themselves.

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  • @jillyloves4 days ago
  • ❤️ R O L E M O D E L ❤️ - day 18 of #projectbabyandme  It’s so true that children learn what they live, so since Poppy has come along it has made me want to be the best person I can be. I’d call myself a gentle parent but I’m trying to be a gentler person all round - modelling kindness, patience and empathy. I’ll show her how to value time spent together over money spent on stuff, and to care about the planet we’ll leave behind. I’ll talk kindly about my body, and speak out graciously when I see wrong. Thank you Poppy, for making me a better person and I hope I can do you proud ❤️
  • ❤️ R O L E M O D E L ❤️ - day 18 of #projectbabyandme  It’s so true that children learn what they live, so since Poppy has come along it has made me want to be the best person I can be. I’d call myself a gentle parent but I’m trying to be a gentler person all round - modelling kindness, patience and empathy. I’ll show her how to value time spent together over money spent on stuff, and to care about the planet we’ll leave behind. I’ll talk kindly about my body, and speak out graciously when I see wrong. Thank you Poppy, for making me a better person and I hope I can do you proud ❤️

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  • @mamaphillipsofficial5 days ago
  • ONE MORE MONTH GROWING YOU AND THEN A LIFETIME OF LOVING YOU ✨| • • So we are almost at 36 weeks! 🙉 crazy how much the time has flown by! This pregnancy has by no means been easy, but it has still been such a beautiful journey right from the start. We are so so excited to be giving Sofia a best friend, a sister to grow up alongside, to share their secrets and fight over their clothes - but that’s sisterhood for you! 👭 I’ve been trying to take things slow and steady these past few weeks and trying to listen to my body as much as I need to, trying not to overdo it too much. But I have SO much content planned for you all, mainly over on my YouTube. I can’t wait to finish getting organised and share all my little tips and ideas with you guys, the nesting really is in full swing now! Just last few bits to set up and we will be ready for our new addition to the family. It still blows my mind to think that all of our dreams have turned to reality and we are soon going to have two beautiful daughters. My heart could burst ♥️♥️♥️ • • • • • • • •#parenthood  #dailyparenting  #familylife  #mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #mumsrock  #tribemxl  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumlife  #mumboss  #pregnant  #pregnancy  #twoundertwo  #thirdtrimester  #36weekspregnant  #babybump 
  • ONE MORE MONTH GROWING YOU AND THEN A LIFETIME OF LOVING YOU ✨| • • So we are almost at 36 weeks! 🙉 crazy how much the time has flown by! This pregnancy has by no means been easy, but it has still been such a beautiful journey right from the start. We are so so excited to be giving Sofia a best friend, a sister to grow up alongside, to share their secrets and fight over their clothes - but that’s sisterhood for you! 👭 I’ve been trying to take things slow and steady these past few weeks and trying to listen to my body as much as I need to, trying not to overdo it too much. But I have SO much content planned for you all, mainly over on my YouTube. I can’t wait to finish getting organised and share all my little tips and ideas with you guys, the nesting really is in full swing now! Just last few bits to set up and we will be ready for our new addition to the family. It still blows my mind to think that all of our dreams have turned to reality and we are soon going to have two beautiful daughters. My heart could burst ♥️♥️♥️ • • • • • • • •#parenthood  #dailyparenting  #familylife  #mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #mumsrock  #tribemxl  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumlife  #mumboss  #pregnant  #pregnancy  #twoundertwo  #thirdtrimester  #36weekspregnant  #babybump 

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  • @gentlemamahood1 week ago
  • When my first born arrived in the world, I spent the first week obsessed with looking at him, watching him, and holding him, unable to do anything else in case something happened to him. At the very same time, I couldn’t understand why he was unable to sleep without me and why he wanted to be held by me all the time. It seems silly to me now that I spent a week stressing about these things, but I’m thankful that a friend recommended a facebook group to me called The Beyond Sleep Training Project (@beyond_sleep_training_project  ) and from there, I did hours upon hours of research into attachment parenting, gentle parenting, biologically normal infant sleep, and co-sleeping/bedsharing. I instantly felt at ease, that I could pursue a parenting journey that felt right to me, and didn’t tell me to leave my baby to cry and to force independence on him. I researched how to bed-share safely and found that this, alongside breastfeeding, gave us hours upon hours of beautifully uninterrupted sleep together. H has only slept by himself a handful of times, but he is always rocked or breastfed to sleep. I believe that he will sleep by himself when he is ready, but for now, he sleeps and naps with me and his Daddy, and we’re in no rush to end this. Photography by Sophie May Photo - January 2019 - H was 3 months old. .#breastfeeding  #breastfeedingmama  #worldbreastfeedingweek  #breastfeedingweek  #breastfeedingproblems  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastfeedingjourney  #makemoremilk  #breastfeedingsupply  #milksupply  #newmumproblems  #newborn  #nighttimeparenting  #gentleparenting  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #gentlemamahood  #gentlemotherhood  #motherhood  #biologicallynormalparenting  #biologicallynormalinfantsleep  #instamum  #beyondsleeptraining  #baby  #babylove  #babycuddles  #bedsharing  #cosleeping  #contactnapping  #beyondsleeptrainingproject 
  • When my first born arrived in the world, I spent the first week obsessed with looking at him, watching him, and holding him, unable to do anything else in case something happened to him. At the very same time, I couldn’t understand why he was unable to sleep without me and why he wanted to be held by me all the time. It seems silly to me now that I spent a week stressing about these things, but I’m thankful that a friend recommended a facebook group to me called The Beyond Sleep Training Project (@beyond_sleep_training_project  ) and from there, I did hours upon hours of research into attachment parenting, gentle parenting, biologically normal infant sleep, and co-sleeping/bedsharing. I instantly felt at ease, that I could pursue a parenting journey that felt right to me, and didn’t tell me to leave my baby to cry and to force independence on him. I researched how to bed-share safely and found that this, alongside breastfeeding, gave us hours upon hours of beautifully uninterrupted sleep together. H has only slept by himself a handful of times, but he is always rocked or breastfed to sleep. I believe that he will sleep by himself when he is ready, but for now, he sleeps and naps with me and his Daddy, and we’re in no rush to end this. Photography by Sophie May Photo - January 2019 - H was 3 months old. .#breastfeeding  #breastfeedingmama  #worldbreastfeedingweek  #breastfeedingweek  #breastfeedingproblems  #breastfeedingsupport  #breastfeedingjourney  #makemoremilk  #breastfeedingsupply  #milksupply  #newmumproblems  #newborn  #nighttimeparenting  #gentleparenting  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #gentlemamahood  #gentlemotherhood  #motherhood  #biologicallynormalparenting  #biologicallynormalinfantsleep  #instamum  #beyondsleeptraining  #baby  #babylove  #babycuddles  #bedsharing  #cosleeping  #contactnapping  #beyondsleeptrainingproject 

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  • @amotherfromdevon1 week ago
  • Exeter, Devon
  • I know that I can’t be the only one to look back at photos just over a year ago and be shocked at how much has changed?! This was one of my favourite Images that I captured of my little lady at @dartsfarm  ❤️ We are hoping to check out the sunflower maze very soon which is an amazing way to raise money for a fantastic charity. We missed it last year, so we can’t wait to check it out this year 🌼❤️ . . . . 🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️#motherfromdevon  #exeterdevon  #loveexeter  #lovedevon  #exeterliving  #theygrowtoofast  #toddlerhood  #myhappiness  #outdoorsfamily  #gentleparentinguk  #exeterlife  #devonlife  #mydevonlife  #mummybloggeruk  #mumbloggers  #motherhoodrocks  #motherhoodjourney  #mindfulparenting  #littleladylove  #ukparentblogger  #topsham  #dartsfarm  #1yearago  #devonblogger 
  • I know that I can’t be the only one to look back at photos just over a year ago and be shocked at how much has changed?! This was one of my favourite Images that I captured of my little lady at @dartsfarm  ❤️ We are hoping to check out the sunflower maze very soon which is an amazing way to raise money for a fantastic charity. We missed it last year, so we can’t wait to check it out this year 🌼❤️ . . . . 🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️🌼❤️#motherfromdevon  #exeterdevon  #loveexeter  #lovedevon  #exeterliving  #theygrowtoofast  #toddlerhood  #myhappiness  #outdoorsfamily  #gentleparentinguk  #exeterlife  #devonlife  #mydevonlife  #mummybloggeruk  #mumbloggers  #motherhoodrocks  #motherhoodjourney  #mindfulparenting  #littleladylove  #ukparentblogger  #topsham  #dartsfarm  #1yearago  #devonblogger 

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  • @gentlemamahood1 week ago
  • #Repost  @raisinghumanskind  🌸 Love this explanation and also love the references to Gabor Mate 🌸 ・・・ This post was inspired by a recent interview I heard with Gabor Mate. What an incredible addition he is to our understanding of developmental trauma.⠀ ⠀ If our child gets angry or sad about something and we withdraw our affection, stop eye contact, get mad or isolate them, then we send the message that the emotion is not ok. When repeated consistently this can be interpreted to mean, “when I’m angry, I don’t get love” and therefore “when I’m angry, I’m unlovable” and as an extension of that, “who I authentically am is unlovable”. Of course, that’s not a parent’s intention. It’s sub conscious patterns playing out likely due to their own experiences as a child. In this example, the parents might have experienced a childhood filled with rage and now fear their child’s anger. Their actions aren’t conscious. They certainly aren’t doing this with intent to cause harm.⠀ ⠀ But because a child’s attachment to their caregiver is a survival need, they will do whatever they need to in order to get love. This means children will learn to disconnect from who they authentically are in order to become who they think we want them to be.⠀ ⠀ This means they have detached from their authentic self. This is what develops into what we call our shadow side. The side of us we want to repress or ignore or deny because we think we are unlovable with it. In this example, the child might grow up to repress any feelings of anger, believing they are always “chill” and don’t get angry like others do. When actually, they just believe that subconsciously anger is unacceptable.⠀ ⠀ As parents a big part of our internal work is integrating and accepting our own shadow sides that we have learnt to disconnect from. When we integrate these we can start to parent from our true authentic being. This is conscious awareness and this is how we prevent intergenerational patterns continuing.⠀ ⠀ Journalling about our own responses, tendencies, experiences and patterns that are associated with each emotion can be a great place to start. Awareness is everything.
  • #Repost  @raisinghumanskind  🌸 Love this explanation and also love the references to Gabor Mate 🌸 ・・・ This post was inspired by a recent interview I heard with Gabor Mate. What an incredible addition he is to our understanding of developmental trauma.⠀ ⠀ If our child gets angry or sad about something and we withdraw our affection, stop eye contact, get mad or isolate them, then we send the message that the emotion is not ok. When repeated consistently this can be interpreted to mean, “when I’m angry, I don’t get love” and therefore “when I’m angry, I’m unlovable” and as an extension of that, “who I authentically am is unlovable”. Of course, that’s not a parent’s intention. It’s sub conscious patterns playing out likely due to their own experiences as a child. In this example, the parents might have experienced a childhood filled with rage and now fear their child’s anger. Their actions aren’t conscious. They certainly aren’t doing this with intent to cause harm.⠀ ⠀ But because a child’s attachment to their caregiver is a survival need, they will do whatever they need to in order to get love. This means children will learn to disconnect from who they authentically are in order to become who they think we want them to be.⠀ ⠀ This means they have detached from their authentic self. This is what develops into what we call our shadow side. The side of us we want to repress or ignore or deny because we think we are unlovable with it. In this example, the child might grow up to repress any feelings of anger, believing they are always “chill” and don’t get angry like others do. When actually, they just believe that subconsciously anger is unacceptable.⠀ ⠀ As parents a big part of our internal work is integrating and accepting our own shadow sides that we have learnt to disconnect from. When we integrate these we can start to parent from our true authentic being. This is conscious awareness and this is how we prevent intergenerational patterns continuing.⠀ ⠀ Journalling about our own responses, tendencies, experiences and patterns that are associated with each emotion can be a great place to start. Awareness is everything.

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  • @gentlemamahood1 week ago
  • #Repost  @mummycon  ・・・ Imagine if someone said to you “oh be quiet, there’s no need to be sad”....😞 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How would you feel? Understood? Heard? Comforted? #noway  🙅‍♀️ Or shut down? Misunderstood? Unheard? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So often when our children are displaying tricky and #bigemotions  , there’s something deeper at play. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am here. I am listening without judgement. Tell me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SAVE THIS POST in case you need reminding next time you’re faced with #kidswithbigfeelings 
  • #Repost  @mummycon  ・・・ Imagine if someone said to you “oh be quiet, there’s no need to be sad”....😞 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How would you feel? Understood? Heard? Comforted? #noway  🙅‍♀️ Or shut down? Misunderstood? Unheard? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So often when our children are displaying tricky and #bigemotions  , there’s something deeper at play. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am here. I am listening without judgement. Tell me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SAVE THIS POST in case you need reminding next time you’re faced with #kidswithbigfeelings 

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  • @thisparentingadventure1 week ago
  • Thanks @responsive_parenting  for this. It resonates sooooo much. Especially “whispering from the bottom of the well never saved anyone”. So true. We have to allow our children to express their needs in whatever ordered or messy way they can. I find this hard at times to be honest. My own conditioning gets in the way. When I hear “disrespectful” tones my hackles rise. But I’m learning. To find that tiny moment of pause more often. More consistently. The moment where I get to respond rather than react. To choose a response rather than play out a knee jerk reaction. I did it this morning in fact when I was spoken to in a way I didn’t like and I managed to stay calm and grounded, say nothing and move slightly back and away, giving my boy space to process his own response. Thirty seconds later I got a hug and an apology which I received gratefully, warmly and wordlessly. And everything moved on. Is this something you find difficult? To respond in a resourceful way if your child isn’t calm, respectful or polite? Would you like me to delve into it a bit more in a video?
  • Thanks @responsive_parenting  for this. It resonates sooooo much. Especially “whispering from the bottom of the well never saved anyone”. So true. We have to allow our children to express their needs in whatever ordered or messy way they can. I find this hard at times to be honest. My own conditioning gets in the way. When I hear “disrespectful” tones my hackles rise. But I’m learning. To find that tiny moment of pause more often. More consistently. The moment where I get to respond rather than react. To choose a response rather than play out a knee jerk reaction. I did it this morning in fact when I was spoken to in a way I didn’t like and I managed to stay calm and grounded, say nothing and move slightly back and away, giving my boy space to process his own response. Thirty seconds later I got a hug and an apology which I received gratefully, warmly and wordlessly. And everything moved on. Is this something you find difficult? To respond in a resourceful way if your child isn’t calm, respectful or polite? Would you like me to delve into it a bit more in a video?

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  • @mamaphillipsofficial1 week ago
  • AD | MY IRON UPDATE ✨ • • So as many of you know if you’ve been watching my stories that I’m anaemic. Again 🙄. I’m always pretty borderline anyway, but in pregnancy it tends to get worse. So alongside my prescribed iron tablets, I have been taking one of these @activeironworld  every day. I won’t lie and say it’s been an easy journey because OHHHH NO you guys!! When I first started taking them I was so unsure if I can even carry on, as any iron tablets make me feel super nauseous and awful. Until you lovely lot told me to take them with a glass of orange juice and I honestly have to say it’s made such a big difference and I couldn’t be more grateful for that suggestion! I really have felt a difference in my energy levels and my overall moods, I don’t feel as exhausted and unmotivated anymore and my body feels a lot better in general. • •#gifted  by @officialemmasdiary  Parent Squad for a review and all opinions are still very much my own from my personal experience ♥️ • • • • •#parenthood  #dailyparenting  #familylife  #mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #mxltots  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #pregnant  #pregnancy  #thirdtrimester  #twoundertwo  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumlife  #mumboss 
  • AD | MY IRON UPDATE ✨ • • So as many of you know if you’ve been watching my stories that I’m anaemic. Again 🙄. I’m always pretty borderline anyway, but in pregnancy it tends to get worse. So alongside my prescribed iron tablets, I have been taking one of these @activeironworld  every day. I won’t lie and say it’s been an easy journey because OHHHH NO you guys!! When I first started taking them I was so unsure if I can even carry on, as any iron tablets make me feel super nauseous and awful. Until you lovely lot told me to take them with a glass of orange juice and I honestly have to say it’s made such a big difference and I couldn’t be more grateful for that suggestion! I really have felt a difference in my energy levels and my overall moods, I don’t feel as exhausted and unmotivated anymore and my body feels a lot better in general. • •#gifted  by @officialemmasdiary  Parent Squad for a review and all opinions are still very much my own from my personal experience ♥️ • • • • •#parenthood  #dailyparenting  #familylife  #mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #mxltots  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #pregnant  #pregnancy  #thirdtrimester  #twoundertwo  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumlife  #mumboss 

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  • @thisparentingadventure1 week ago
  • Thanks @responsive_parenting  for this beautiful reminder that crying is healthy and that allowing our children to cry is an important part of the development of their emotional intelligence. If you want to hear me talk about providing emotional safety for our children, which includes allowing them to cry, head to my IGTV and check out my recent video.
  • Thanks @responsive_parenting  for this beautiful reminder that crying is healthy and that allowing our children to cry is an important part of the development of their emotional intelligence. If you want to hear me talk about providing emotional safety for our children, which includes allowing them to cry, head to my IGTV and check out my recent video.

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  • @mamaphillipsofficial1 week ago
  • THROWBACK ✨ • • I will forever treasure this photo. It means so so so much to me. A warm, snuggly, squishy newborn fresh out the womb wrapped up as a little burrito and placed carefully in the arms of her daddy. All he ever wanted was a daughter, and here they are. The most incredible, strong bond, from that very minute. The look on his face says it all, he was in absolute awe of this little soul that he’s only just met. He knew then, that he was holding his whole world in his hands but had absolutely no idea what the future is about to bring. • • Fast forward to almost 15 months later and my heart is so full of love for the man he has become. The most loving, caring and gentle father, who *may or may not be* a bit of a push-over at times - Sofia could get away with just about anything sometimes 🙉 He’s also been the most supportive husband, always making sure I’m okay, whether physically or mentally. Looking after me through the rollercoaster journey of this pregnancy and working hard to provide for us, so that I get to stay at home and spend time with Sofia. • • And now we are finally approaching the end of my second pregnancy, getting prepared to fall in love all over again. Another daughter for him to cradle, love and raise. Another day that I will get to sit there and watch him hold a newborn and look at her with so much admiration. Another day that I will get to fall in love with this man all over again, who I didn’t realise I could love any more than I already do. I am forever grateful for you @phillips.1993  ♥️♥️
  • THROWBACK ✨ • • I will forever treasure this photo. It means so so so much to me. A warm, snuggly, squishy newborn fresh out the womb wrapped up as a little burrito and placed carefully in the arms of her daddy. All he ever wanted was a daughter, and here they are. The most incredible, strong bond, from that very minute. The look on his face says it all, he was in absolute awe of this little soul that he’s only just met. He knew then, that he was holding his whole world in his hands but had absolutely no idea what the future is about to bring. • • Fast forward to almost 15 months later and my heart is so full of love for the man he has become. The most loving, caring and gentle father, who *may or may not be* a bit of a push-over at times - Sofia could get away with just about anything sometimes 🙉 He’s also been the most supportive husband, always making sure I’m okay, whether physically or mentally. Looking after me through the rollercoaster journey of this pregnancy and working hard to provide for us, so that I get to stay at home and spend time with Sofia. • • And now we are finally approaching the end of my second pregnancy, getting prepared to fall in love all over again. Another daughter for him to cradle, love and raise. Another day that I will get to sit there and watch him hold a newborn and look at her with so much admiration. Another day that I will get to fall in love with this man all over again, who I didn’t realise I could love any more than I already do. I am forever grateful for you @phillips.1993  ♥️♥️

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  • @jillyloves2 weeks ago
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • It wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t running late... so I’m obviously a day late with my post for #worldbreastfeedingweek  🙈 If you’ve been around here a while you might know we had a rocky breastfeeding journey, which ended a LOT sooner than I would have liked. Before Poppy was born I read up loads, knew about normal newborn behaviour, cluster feeding etc. But I wasn’t prepared for any physical problems, and when we did run into trouble I just didn’t have the support I needed. I do have regrets about some decisions I made, but I thought I was doing the right thing at the time so I try not to beat myself up over it. This picture was probably the last time Poppy latched on for a proper feed, and it was one of the happiest moments of my breastfeeding journey as she hadn’t latched for ages before that, and I was pumping round the clock to increase my milk to tempt her back. The struggle we had has made me more passionate about helping others to breastfeed, and whilst I’m FAR from an expert, I can share with others the mistakes I made, and also direct people to the right places for support (the places I wish I’d known about at the time) And who knows, maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity to breastfeed again ❤️❤️
  • It wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t running late... so I’m obviously a day late with my post for #worldbreastfeedingweek  🙈 If you’ve been around here a while you might know we had a rocky breastfeeding journey, which ended a LOT sooner than I would have liked. Before Poppy was born I read up loads, knew about normal newborn behaviour, cluster feeding etc. But I wasn’t prepared for any physical problems, and when we did run into trouble I just didn’t have the support I needed. I do have regrets about some decisions I made, but I thought I was doing the right thing at the time so I try not to beat myself up over it. This picture was probably the last time Poppy latched on for a proper feed, and it was one of the happiest moments of my breastfeeding journey as she hadn’t latched for ages before that, and I was pumping round the clock to increase my milk to tempt her back. The struggle we had has made me more passionate about helping others to breastfeed, and whilst I’m FAR from an expert, I can share with others the mistakes I made, and also direct people to the right places for support (the places I wish I’d known about at the time) And who knows, maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity to breastfeed again ❤️❤️

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  • @thisparentingadventure2 weeks ago
  • Sharing a page from one of my absolute favourite books, The Parents Tao Te Ching. Such wise words. Love without control, judgement, grasping or clinging. I see my role as parent as one of “allowing” all that is authentic about my boys to flourish and thrive. To allow them to be the sovereign beings they already are. To allow them to develop into themselves. I think of that saying that we’re all just walking each other home. Home to our deepest most grounded most beautiful selves. And yes it’s hard. To give up any illusion of control. And for sure I get it wrong again and again. But like anything, with practice it gets easier and becomes more natural, less like something I “do” and more like a way of being. Who else has this book? Do you have a favourite page you come back to again and again?
  • Sharing a page from one of my absolute favourite books, The Parents Tao Te Ching. Such wise words. Love without control, judgement, grasping or clinging. I see my role as parent as one of “allowing” all that is authentic about my boys to flourish and thrive. To allow them to be the sovereign beings they already are. To allow them to develop into themselves. I think of that saying that we’re all just walking each other home. Home to our deepest most grounded most beautiful selves. And yes it’s hard. To give up any illusion of control. And for sure I get it wrong again and again. But like anything, with practice it gets easier and becomes more natural, less like something I “do” and more like a way of being. Who else has this book? Do you have a favourite page you come back to again and again?

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  • @playoutsidethetoybox2 weeks ago
  • For anybody concerned that their baby will never eat, this little girl did not start eating until her around 1st birthday! Now she will eat pretty much anything. We never followed any particular weaning method but I fully trusted and knew that one day she would eat. We let our children self regulate and have found it thus far (nearly 4 and nearly 2) very successful. Last night she was eating chocolate buttons but tonight chose a ‘big pepper’..... obviously we have had success in terms of food and self regulation but my son doesn’t like chocolate and my daughter would rarely finish a biscuit so I’m sure there’s a bit of luck involved too! I should go onto say shortly after this pepper she demolished a bowl of pork and noodle stir fry! #childrensfood  #childrensfoodideas  #babyweaning  #yellowpeppers  #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting  #gentleparentingsuccess  #gentleeating  #gentleeatinghabits  #toddlerseatingveggies  #toddlerseatingsalad  #healthyeating  #healthyeatingforlife  #balanceddiet  #balancedietbalancedlife  #toddlereating  #beautifulgirl 
  • For anybody concerned that their baby will never eat, this little girl did not start eating until her around 1st birthday! Now she will eat pretty much anything. We never followed any particular weaning method but I fully trusted and knew that one day she would eat. We let our children self regulate and have found it thus far (nearly 4 and nearly 2) very successful. Last night she was eating chocolate buttons but tonight chose a ‘big pepper’..... obviously we have had success in terms of food and self regulation but my son doesn’t like chocolate and my daughter would rarely finish a biscuit so I’m sure there’s a bit of luck involved too! I should go onto say shortly after this pepper she demolished a bowl of pork and noodle stir fry! #childrensfood  #childrensfoodideas  #babyweaning  #yellowpeppers  #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting  #gentleparentingsuccess  #gentleeating  #gentleeatinghabits  #toddlerseatingveggies  #toddlerseatingsalad  #healthyeating  #healthyeatingforlife  #balanceddiet  #balancedietbalancedlife  #toddlereating  #beautifulgirl 

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant2 weeks ago
  • I want to help and give back all I've learnt and know for adopted children and their parents. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you feel you could do with some support, further knowledge and tips 🌈❤️😊#adoption  #fostering  #attachmentparenting  #trauma  #lgbtparents  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 
  • I want to help and give back all I've learnt and know for adopted children and their parents. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you feel you could do with some support, further knowledge and tips 🌈❤️😊#adoption  #fostering  #attachmentparenting  #trauma  #lgbtparents  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 

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  • @roamyhuntconsultancy2 weeks ago
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  • Flash back to 6 years ago; my now 10-year old was a diddy 4- year old, helping me test out a wrap! . Today I’m off to train lots of lovely people over in Bracknell, working with them to help other parents carry their little ones safely, comfortably and confidently and on how to instil confidence and enthusiasm about babywearing . What are you up to today? . . . . . .#throwbacksaturday  #didymos  #didymosfish  #didymoswrap  #octonauts  #backcarry  #backwrap  #babywearersofinstagram  #babywearingconsultant  #borntocarry  #babywearing  #babywearinglove  #babywearingmama  #babywearingmum  #babywearingtoddler  #babywearingpreschooler  #gentleparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #attachmentparenting  #handsfree  #parenting  #realparenting  #motherhood  #secureattachment  #southeastslings  #independentretailer  #trybeforeyoubuy  #petersfield  #haslemere  #bracknell 
  • Flash back to 6 years ago; my now 10-year old was a diddy 4- year old, helping me test out a wrap! . Today I’m off to train lots of lovely people over in Bracknell, working with them to help other parents carry their little ones safely, comfortably and confidently and on how to instil confidence and enthusiasm about babywearing . What are you up to today? . . . . . .#throwbacksaturday  #didymos  #didymosfish  #didymoswrap  #octonauts  #backcarry  #backwrap  #babywearersofinstagram  #babywearingconsultant  #borntocarry  #babywearing  #babywearinglove  #babywearingmama  #babywearingmum  #babywearingtoddler  #babywearingpreschooler  #gentleparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #attachmentparenting  #handsfree  #parenting  #realparenting  #motherhood  #secureattachment  #southeastslings  #independentretailer  #trybeforeyoubuy  #petersfield  #haslemere  #bracknell 

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  • @thisparentingadventure2 weeks ago
  • I’m feeling grateful for this beautiful view this morning. One of the things I’ve been really intentional about recently (and not just when there are views as stunning as this!) is taking time, even just a few moments here and there throughout the day to stop the hurrying and scurrying and slow down to mindfully feed my senses. Whether it’s looking up at the stars, taking my shoes off to walk barefoot in the wet grass, deeply inhaling the smell of a flower, stroking my boys hair, closing my eyes and focusing on the birdsong, savouring a piece of chocolate or indeed anything that involves me purposefully feeding my senses of sight, taste, touch, hearing or smell. This is a really great tool to ground ourselves in the present moment which has a positive impact on our emotional well-being. I do it randomly throughout the day. I also find that when I’m starting to feel stressy or anxious about something I can often avert a mini meltdown by focusing in turn on each of my senses. What can I hear? See? Taste? Touch? Smell? I’m also teaching this to my boys, with varying degrees of success it has to be said 😂 But I’ll persevere and as I walk them through how I’m doing it myself, I’m pretty confident they’ll get the hang of it.
  • I’m feeling grateful for this beautiful view this morning. One of the things I’ve been really intentional about recently (and not just when there are views as stunning as this!) is taking time, even just a few moments here and there throughout the day to stop the hurrying and scurrying and slow down to mindfully feed my senses. Whether it’s looking up at the stars, taking my shoes off to walk barefoot in the wet grass, deeply inhaling the smell of a flower, stroking my boys hair, closing my eyes and focusing on the birdsong, savouring a piece of chocolate or indeed anything that involves me purposefully feeding my senses of sight, taste, touch, hearing or smell. This is a really great tool to ground ourselves in the present moment which has a positive impact on our emotional well-being. I do it randomly throughout the day. I also find that when I’m starting to feel stressy or anxious about something I can often avert a mini meltdown by focusing in turn on each of my senses. What can I hear? See? Taste? Touch? Smell? I’m also teaching this to my boys, with varying degrees of success it has to be said 😂 But I’ll persevere and as I walk them through how I’m doing it myself, I’m pretty confident they’ll get the hang of it.

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  • @mamaphillipsofficial3 weeks ago
  • #ad  SMART ENERGY ✨ • • One small step of requesting a smart meter brings your family closer to a smarter, greener, more efficient home! If we all take small steps, we can make our homes greener and contribute to a more eco-friendly future. With a smart meter, you can keep an eye on how much energy you use daily - did you know that it is estimated we boil twice as much water as needed each time we use the kettle? Making small changes such as only boiling the amount of water you need to make your tea or coffee can benefit the whole planet 🌍 • • Contact your energy supplier to request your own smart meter today! @smartenergygb  #smartehome 
  • #ad  SMART ENERGY ✨ • • One small step of requesting a smart meter brings your family closer to a smarter, greener, more efficient home! If we all take small steps, we can make our homes greener and contribute to a more eco-friendly future. With a smart meter, you can keep an eye on how much energy you use daily - did you know that it is estimated we boil twice as much water as needed each time we use the kettle? Making small changes such as only boiling the amount of water you need to make your tea or coffee can benefit the whole planet 🌍 • • Contact your energy supplier to request your own smart meter today! @smartenergygb  #smartehome 

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  • @tribalheartsfestival3 weeks ago
  • Each child who takes part in our Sunday treasure hunt will have a little momentum to take away with them from the festival! Collect the coloured pebbles around site and swap for a prize, including one of these Tribal Hearts pebbles!
  • Each child who takes part in our Sunday treasure hunt will have a little momentum to take away with them from the festival! Collect the coloured pebbles around site and swap for a prize, including one of these Tribal Hearts pebbles!

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  • @cranio.shaped.mama3 weeks ago
  • A message I received on here really got me thinking of my parenting 'style' recently. I wouldn't say I try and fit into any style but I do class myself as a Gentle Mama, but what does that really mean? I have always mothered the way my heart/gut guided me to since the day my daughter was born. It wasn't until I found likeminded parent groups and blogs online that it had a name - Gentle Parenting. So what is Gentle Parenting? Well I started writing but as always I have a lot to say into a little square so I've decided to do a whole blog post on it and do a shortened version on here! Gentle Parenting is a scientific and evidence based approach to raising happy and confident children and you could say is based on 3 main qualities: 🌼Empathy 🌸Understanding 🌻Respect Gentle parents are aware and considerate of their child's feelings. The child is never viewed or labelled as "manipulative" or "naughty". We don't believe in "fake crying". When parents take the time to consider the child's feelings behind certain unwanted behaviours, usually they stem from a deeper root cause or emotion such as anxiety, fear, distress, or an unmet need for connection. Once these are addressed the behaviour is eliminated - in contrast to dealing with the superficial behaviour without empathy, which then results in the continued behaviour or reoccurring behaviour at a later date, or manifesting itself in another way. Every parent needs to be shown respect, but this can only happen when we respect our child in turn. If a parent truely respects their child, along with their unique feelings and personalities, then the child is more likely to respect the parent. Gentle parents understand that the baby/toddler/child's brains and neurological functions are different from ours as adults. They see the world differently, they dont have the same control over their emotions and behaviours, they lack "self soothing" and empathy abilities. With just some simple understanding of brain biology our expectations change surrounding behaviours such as tantrums, sharing, sitting still and quiet, sleeping through the night etc (Still have to continue in the comments 🙈)
  • A message I received on here really got me thinking of my parenting 'style' recently. I wouldn't say I try and fit into any style but I do class myself as a Gentle Mama, but what does that really mean? I have always mothered the way my heart/gut guided me to since the day my daughter was born. It wasn't until I found likeminded parent groups and blogs online that it had a name - Gentle Parenting. So what is Gentle Parenting? Well I started writing but as always I have a lot to say into a little square so I've decided to do a whole blog post on it and do a shortened version on here! Gentle Parenting is a scientific and evidence based approach to raising happy and confident children and you could say is based on 3 main qualities: 🌼Empathy 🌸Understanding 🌻Respect Gentle parents are aware and considerate of their child's feelings. The child is never viewed or labelled as "manipulative" or "naughty". We don't believe in "fake crying". When parents take the time to consider the child's feelings behind certain unwanted behaviours, usually they stem from a deeper root cause or emotion such as anxiety, fear, distress, or an unmet need for connection. Once these are addressed the behaviour is eliminated - in contrast to dealing with the superficial behaviour without empathy, which then results in the continued behaviour or reoccurring behaviour at a later date, or manifesting itself in another way. Every parent needs to be shown respect, but this can only happen when we respect our child in turn. If a parent truely respects their child, along with their unique feelings and personalities, then the child is more likely to respect the parent. Gentle parents understand that the baby/toddler/child's brains and neurological functions are different from ours as adults. They see the world differently, they dont have the same control over their emotions and behaviours, they lack "self soothing" and empathy abilities. With just some simple understanding of brain biology our expectations change surrounding behaviours such as tantrums, sharing, sitting still and quiet, sleeping through the night etc (Still have to continue in the comments 🙈)

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  • @thisparentingadventure3 weeks ago
  • Love this from @responsive_parenting 
  • Love this from @responsive_parenting 

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  • Thanks @dr.vanessalapointe  for this beautiful reminder. I’m being very intentional about doing better at not rushing my boys along this summer. At allowing them to dawdle and tarry (such beautiful onomatopoeic words eh? 💕). Now I’m not winning at this 💯 for sure but I’m finding that as I practice being less immersed in some sort of schedule, I’m able to catch myself when I start the old “hurry up” nagging 🙈. This is as much for me as for the boys and I’m finding a bit of aimless meandering very good for the soul.
  • Thanks @dr.vanessalapointe  for this beautiful reminder. I’m being very intentional about doing better at not rushing my boys along this summer. At allowing them to dawdle and tarry (such beautiful onomatopoeic words eh? 💕). Now I’m not winning at this 💯 for sure but I’m finding that as I practice being less immersed in some sort of schedule, I’m able to catch myself when I start the old “hurry up” nagging 🙈. This is as much for me as for the boys and I’m finding a bit of aimless meandering very good for the soul.

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant4 weeks ago
  • Fully reccomend the children's lab 🔬 at the science museum. So much fun 😃and equal learning 🎓 This budding scientist was in his element ⚡💡🌈#science  #llight  #museum  #summerholidays  #childrensscience #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting 
  • Fully reccomend the children's lab 🔬 at the science museum. So much fun 😃and equal learning 🎓 This budding scientist was in his element ⚡💡🌈#science  #llight  #museum  #summerholidays  #childrensscience #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting 

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  • @thisparentingadventure1 month ago
  • This, from @nvrnorthampton  is SO good. How we treat the child is how they will treat the world. So. Let’s think about this. How would you hope your child will treat the world and the people in it? I’m hoping it’s with curiosity, open mindedness, love, hope, trust, generosity, compassion, playfulness, kindness, empathy, joy, thoughtfulness and truth. So there you have my guidelines for how I need to show up. What else would you add? I’d love to hear.
  • This, from @nvrnorthampton  is SO good. How we treat the child is how they will treat the world. So. Let’s think about this. How would you hope your child will treat the world and the people in it? I’m hoping it’s with curiosity, open mindedness, love, hope, trust, generosity, compassion, playfulness, kindness, empathy, joy, thoughtfulness and truth. So there you have my guidelines for how I need to show up. What else would you add? I’d love to hear.

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant1 month ago
  • "Here we are now, entertain us"? I'm all for setting up activities for my children to explore but with 6 weeks holiday ahead of us 🤔, it's a great time to encourage their resourcefulness, creativity and imagination🌈. This was day 1 of the hols and I stood my ground in not being an entertainer 🤡 for my children after I had already provided a whole morning of things from musical statues, building forts and craft. There was resistance then "claw hand, cold eared, pirate ☠️bunny boy" appeared. A full hour of creative dress up between my 6 and 2 year old ensued. They can do and it! .... #dressingup  #pirates  #childrenscreativity  #schoolholidayfun  #boredom  #independentplay #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting 
  • "Here we are now, entertain us"? I'm all for setting up activities for my children to explore but with 6 weeks holiday ahead of us 🤔, it's a great time to encourage their resourcefulness, creativity and imagination🌈. This was day 1 of the hols and I stood my ground in not being an entertainer 🤡 for my children after I had already provided a whole morning of things from musical statues, building forts and craft. There was resistance then "claw hand, cold eared, pirate ☠️bunny boy" appeared. A full hour of creative dress up between my 6 and 2 year old ensued. They can do and it! .... #dressingup  #pirates  #childrenscreativity  #schoolholidayfun  #boredom  #independentplay #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting 

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  • @thisparentingadventure1 month ago
  • This, from @rebeccaeanes  is such a beautiful reminder not to have such ridiculously high expectations for our children’s behaviour. Our children are human, with all of the emotional messiness that can entail. It’s our job to cultivate understanding and compassion rather than censorship and to lean in to our children’s humanity with our gift of unconditional love. 📸 @notsalmon 
  • This, from @rebeccaeanes  is such a beautiful reminder not to have such ridiculously high expectations for our children’s behaviour. Our children are human, with all of the emotional messiness that can entail. It’s our job to cultivate understanding and compassion rather than censorship and to lean in to our children’s humanity with our gift of unconditional love. 📸 @notsalmon 

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  • @tribalheartsfestival1 month ago
  • Eeek! So close now people!!! We cannot wait to welcome all of you into our tribe for the weekend and share so many wonderful things. Our visitors often comment that Tribal Hearts feels like one big family, which was our intention; to support you through your parenting journey and offer you a village even if just for a weekend, because we are all in this together. But apart from that we are all about having fun and spending quality time with your family! There is still time to get your tickets if you haven't already! And just DM us if you have any questions or concerns! Perhaps it is your first festival, or you are a single parent worried about coming alone... don't be shy, we are here to talk and answer to anything you may want to ask! . . . . . . . . . . .#parentinguk  #parenthoodunplugged  #ukparentblogger  #mumlife  #dadtribe  #gentleparentinguk  #naturalparenting  #naturalmama  #ourcandidlife  #motherhoodrising  #honestmortherhood  #ecolife  #peacefulparenting  #consciousparenting  #childhoodunplugged  #naturalplay  #greatbritishsummer  #schoolsout  #ukfamily  #ukvegan  #veganfamily  #homeeduk  #homeschooluk  #homeeducationuk  #babywearing  #wildandfreekids  #mummybloggeruk  #dadbloggeruk  #dadsquad  #familyfirst 
  • Eeek! So close now people!!! We cannot wait to welcome all of you into our tribe for the weekend and share so many wonderful things. Our visitors often comment that Tribal Hearts feels like one big family, which was our intention; to support you through your parenting journey and offer you a village even if just for a weekend, because we are all in this together. But apart from that we are all about having fun and spending quality time with your family! There is still time to get your tickets if you haven't already! And just DM us if you have any questions or concerns! Perhaps it is your first festival, or you are a single parent worried about coming alone... don't be shy, we are here to talk and answer to anything you may want to ask! . . . . . . . . . . .#parentinguk  #parenthoodunplugged  #ukparentblogger  #mumlife  #dadtribe  #gentleparentinguk  #naturalparenting  #naturalmama  #ourcandidlife  #motherhoodrising  #honestmortherhood  #ecolife  #peacefulparenting  #consciousparenting  #childhoodunplugged  #naturalplay  #greatbritishsummer  #schoolsout  #ukfamily  #ukvegan  #veganfamily  #homeeduk  #homeschooluk  #homeeducationuk  #babywearing  #wildandfreekids  #mummybloggeruk  #dadbloggeruk  #dadsquad  #familyfirst 

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  • @adventuretravelfamily1 month ago
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  • Hanging out with these three at our wonderful homeschool group @curiouslittlemonkeys_home_ed  today- 4 glorious hours of sunshine, experiments, cooking, gardening, worksheets and more. If anyone has any questions about homeschooling PLEASE feel free to DM me, it is the best decision we’ve ever made for our family and I love to share our experiences with you! Check out our Stories for the super cute easy snacks we made at group today- and Eira lost a tooth!!
  • Hanging out with these three at our wonderful homeschool group @curiouslittlemonkeys_home_ed  today- 4 glorious hours of sunshine, experiments, cooking, gardening, worksheets and more. If anyone has any questions about homeschooling PLEASE feel free to DM me, it is the best decision we’ve ever made for our family and I love to share our experiences with you! Check out our Stories for the super cute easy snacks we made at group today- and Eira lost a tooth!!

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  • @mamaphillipsofficial1 month ago
  • AD| BABY NAME HINT ✨ • • We were kindly gifted this beautiful keepsake necklace from @bloomboutique_uk  and it is definitely one of the most special pieces of jewellery (alongside my wedding & engagement rings of course ✨) that I own - it has Adam’s name and our wedding date engraved in the bigger disc and both the girls initials engraved in the little hearts - ‘S’ for Sofia and ‘A’ for our beautiful baby girl joining us in September! What are your ‘A’ name guesses? Leave them below! ♥️✨ • • • • •#parenthood  #dailyparenting  #familylife  #mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #mxltribe  #babydueseptember  #september2019  #pregnancy  #2under2  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #mumsrock  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumoife  #mumboss  #channelmum  #channelmumvillage 
  • AD| BABY NAME HINT ✨ • • We were kindly gifted this beautiful keepsake necklace from @bloomboutique_uk  and it is definitely one of the most special pieces of jewellery (alongside my wedding & engagement rings of course ✨) that I own - it has Adam’s name and our wedding date engraved in the bigger disc and both the girls initials engraved in the little hearts - ‘S’ for Sofia and ‘A’ for our beautiful baby girl joining us in September! What are your ‘A’ name guesses? Leave them below! ♥️✨ • • • • •#parenthood  #dailyparenting  #familylife  #mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #mxltribe  #babydueseptember  #september2019  #pregnancy  #2under2  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #mumsrock  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumoife  #mumboss  #channelmum  #channelmumvillage 

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  • I absolutely love this from @_mombojombo_  I used to think I had to shield my boys from my uncomfortable feelings, like it was best that I only expressed happiness, optimism and capability. Well big duh 🙄 to me. I’ve now learned that it’s perfectly ok that my boys see and hear me struggling with stuff. That I express pain, fear, grief, resentment, disappointment and all those other emotions that my own conditioning led me to believe were “bad”. When I share my struggles I give my boys permission to have struggles themselves. To find things tough and scary and overwhelming at times. I give them permission to drop any expectation of perfection for themselves when I drop this expectation for MYself. So yes, my boys see me cry. They witness my sadness. They also see me angry. Scared. Anxious. Overwhelmed. I share with them why I’m feeling this way. Without of course confiding anything in them that’s not appropriate. Without burdening them with stuff that isn’t theirs to carry. And I apologise when my feelings have a negative impact on them. When I’m grumpy or distracted or impatient or irritable. Through all of this they learn that to be human includes some struggle. That releasing our emotions is much healthier than stuffing them down and painting on a mask. That we can and do re-set to a place of emotional well-being much more easily and quickly when those emotions are released. I’m a huge advocate of emotional well-being and emotional intelligence and if I can help my boys to feel comfortable with all kinds of emotions and to avoid feeling shame for being upset or scared or sensitive or indeed any emotion, then I feel I’m setting them up as best I can to have positive mental health as they grow up.
  • I absolutely love this from @_mombojombo_  I used to think I had to shield my boys from my uncomfortable feelings, like it was best that I only expressed happiness, optimism and capability. Well big duh 🙄 to me. I’ve now learned that it’s perfectly ok that my boys see and hear me struggling with stuff. That I express pain, fear, grief, resentment, disappointment and all those other emotions that my own conditioning led me to believe were “bad”. When I share my struggles I give my boys permission to have struggles themselves. To find things tough and scary and overwhelming at times. I give them permission to drop any expectation of perfection for themselves when I drop this expectation for MYself. So yes, my boys see me cry. They witness my sadness. They also see me angry. Scared. Anxious. Overwhelmed. I share with them why I’m feeling this way. Without of course confiding anything in them that’s not appropriate. Without burdening them with stuff that isn’t theirs to carry. And I apologise when my feelings have a negative impact on them. When I’m grumpy or distracted or impatient or irritable. Through all of this they learn that to be human includes some struggle. That releasing our emotions is much healthier than stuffing them down and painting on a mask. That we can and do re-set to a place of emotional well-being much more easily and quickly when those emotions are released. I’m a huge advocate of emotional well-being and emotional intelligence and if I can help my boys to feel comfortable with all kinds of emotions and to avoid feeling shame for being upset or scared or sensitive or indeed any emotion, then I feel I’m setting them up as best I can to have positive mental health as they grow up.

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  • @thisparentingadventure1 month ago
  • Thank you @creativechildmag  for this. This is really worth a proper ponder. What we do is waaaay more important than what we say. In fact, how we live our lives is the model our children internalise, no matter what words we’re saying. So if we’re kind to others, our children learn kindness. If we’re open minded our children learn to be receptive to new ideas and other people’s perspectives. If we’re curious and eager to learn, our children will be too. If we are considerate, thoughtful and mindful of the impact of our actions on others, our children will absorb these values too. If we push through our fears and do things that scare us our children will learn to do the same. If we accept that hardships and challenges are part of the human experience and are opportunities for growth then our children will learn to accept life as it shows up, in all its messiness. If we embrace our imperfections then our children will not become slaves to perfection. And if we simply keep showing up as best we can, accepting that we make mistakes and being quick to make heartfelt amends when we do our children will learn the gift of being truly human.
  • Thank you @creativechildmag  for this. This is really worth a proper ponder. What we do is waaaay more important than what we say. In fact, how we live our lives is the model our children internalise, no matter what words we’re saying. So if we’re kind to others, our children learn kindness. If we’re open minded our children learn to be receptive to new ideas and other people’s perspectives. If we’re curious and eager to learn, our children will be too. If we are considerate, thoughtful and mindful of the impact of our actions on others, our children will absorb these values too. If we push through our fears and do things that scare us our children will learn to do the same. If we accept that hardships and challenges are part of the human experience and are opportunities for growth then our children will learn to accept life as it shows up, in all its messiness. If we embrace our imperfections then our children will not become slaves to perfection. And if we simply keep showing up as best we can, accepting that we make mistakes and being quick to make heartfelt amends when we do our children will learn the gift of being truly human.

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  • @walthamstowtoylibrary1 month ago
  • This week dream team @Gentle_Sleep_Consultant  and @GentleParentingConsultant  are running some useful workshops. Fri 19th 12.15 - 1.45pm Sleep Masterclass 6months - 2 years. Sun 21st 10 - 1pm Gentle tips for difficult behaviour. Book your place today via ticketlab.co.uk
  • This week dream team @Gentle_Sleep_Consultant  and @GentleParentingConsultant  are running some useful workshops. Fri 19th 12.15 - 1.45pm Sleep Masterclass 6months - 2 years. Sun 21st 10 - 1pm Gentle tips for difficult behaviour. Book your place today via ticketlab.co.uk

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  • @2_girls_and_i1 month ago
  • Lucia’s not had a very good weekend of it, coming down with a really nasty viral infection she’s been so poorly ☹️ so we haven’t had a very exciting weekend except for a trip to a&e. Lots of snuggles in bed make everything feel better. . . . .#mumlife  #mumlifeuk  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #poorlygirl  #sisterlove  #snuggles  #motherdaughter  #gentleparentinguk  #cosleeping 
  • Lucia’s not had a very good weekend of it, coming down with a really nasty viral infection she’s been so poorly ☹️ so we haven’t had a very exciting weekend except for a trip to a&e. Lots of snuggles in bed make everything feel better. . . . .#mumlife  #mumlifeuk  #motherhoodunplugged  #motherhoodrising  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #poorlygirl  #sisterlove  #snuggles  #motherdaughter  #gentleparentinguk  #cosleeping 

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  • @curious_koko1 month ago
  • Been playing chase all day with miss cheeky chops (her fave game). Maybe these knee protectors gave her extra confidence to move super speedy and it matches her gorge vest. Mummy’s very tired now and needs a nap or a coffee to keep up with her. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#mumlife  #baby  #babygirl  #babyfever  #crawling  #babyled  #gentleparentinguk  #babies  #babylove  #lotd  #discoverunder1k  #discoverunder2k  #discoverunder500  #babyofinsta  #babyofinstagram  #kidsofinstagram  #fashionbaby  #picoftheday  #kidsfashion  #babyfashion  #mummy  #daddy  #teenybrandrep 
  • Been playing chase all day with miss cheeky chops (her fave game). Maybe these knee protectors gave her extra confidence to move super speedy and it matches her gorge vest. Mummy’s very tired now and needs a nap or a coffee to keep up with her. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#mumlife  #baby  #babygirl  #babyfever  #crawling  #babyled  #gentleparentinguk  #babies  #babylove  #lotd  #discoverunder1k  #discoverunder2k  #discoverunder500  #babyofinsta  #babyofinstagram  #kidsofinstagram  #fashionbaby  #picoftheday  #kidsfashion  #babyfashion  #mummy  #daddy  #teenybrandrep 

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant1 month ago
  • A very proud day. The milestone of the first ride without stabilisers has been crossed. I'd like to take the credit for helping my 6 yr old with it but that credit goes to him and his amazing and lovely instructor from #bikeability.  Sometimes it takes a stranger, it certainly takes a village... 🏆#cycling  #firstride  #bikeability  #ittakesavillage  #kidsbike  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips 
  • A very proud day. The milestone of the first ride without stabilisers has been crossed. I'd like to take the credit for helping my 6 yr old with it but that credit goes to him and his amazing and lovely instructor from #bikeability.  Sometimes it takes a stranger, it certainly takes a village... 🏆#cycling  #firstride  #bikeability  #ittakesavillage  #kidsbike  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips 

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  • @mamaphillipsofficial1 month ago
  • FIERCE AND FEMALE ✨👑 • • I promise to raise you to be a strong minded, incredibly powerful woman one day. There will be no limit to what you can accomplish and I will forever be right there beside you to lift you higher and cheer you on. You’re capable of anything baby girl ♥️ • • Top very kindly #gifted  by @adaandalfredshop  ~ I have the same matching one but my big belly has outgrown it at the moment 🤰🏼 Leggings @nextofficial  ♥️ • •#mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #babymassage  #julyxparents  #babymassagecourse  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #mumsrock  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #xxparents  #zsupermum  #pregnant  #30weekspregnant  #2under2  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumlife  #mumboss  #SofiaHarlow 
  • FIERCE AND FEMALE ✨👑 • • I promise to raise you to be a strong minded, incredibly powerful woman one day. There will be no limit to what you can accomplish and I will forever be right there beside you to lift you higher and cheer you on. You’re capable of anything baby girl ♥️ • • Top very kindly #gifted  by @adaandalfredshop  ~ I have the same matching one but my big belly has outgrown it at the moment 🤰🏼 Leggings @nextofficial  ♥️ • •#mumsofinstagram  #mummyblogger  #motherhoodunplugged  #mums  #mummy  #attachmentparenting  #gentleparenting  #mumvillage  #babymassage  #julyxparents  #babymassagecourse  #gentleparentinguk  #motherhoodquotes  #mothering  #mumsrock  #mumspiration  #positiveparenting  #xxparents  #zsupermum  #pregnant  #30weekspregnant  #2under2  #mindfulmothering  #postnatal  #motherhood  #honestmotherhood  #mumlife  #mumboss  #SofiaHarlow 

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  • @the_beginner_adult1 month ago
  • I went to an end of year meeting at my sons school recently, and we were asked to share with everyone what we wished for our children. It was a great reminder of why I chose to send him to this school, and why I make so many of the decisions I make for him. . To my wonderful son, what I wish is for you to feel loved everyday, for you to feel secure and safe, for you to feel understood and feel confident to be yourself. For you to always be happy, and to keep all the wonderful things about you that make you who you are. .. I’ve made mistakes and I’ll make plenty more as a parent. But at the heart of everything I do, is this. ❤️ . . .#gentleparenting  #positiveparenting  #waldorfinspired  #steinereducation  #steinerschool  #thebeginneradult  #gentleparentinguk  #motherandson 
  • I went to an end of year meeting at my sons school recently, and we were asked to share with everyone what we wished for our children. It was a great reminder of why I chose to send him to this school, and why I make so many of the decisions I make for him. . To my wonderful son, what I wish is for you to feel loved everyday, for you to feel secure and safe, for you to feel understood and feel confident to be yourself. For you to always be happy, and to keep all the wonderful things about you that make you who you are. .. I’ve made mistakes and I’ll make plenty more as a parent. But at the heart of everything I do, is this. ❤️ . . .#gentleparenting  #positiveparenting  #waldorfinspired  #steinereducation  #steinerschool  #thebeginneradult  #gentleparentinguk  #motherandson 

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant1 month ago
  • “The teacher’s part and its techniques are analogous to those of the valet; they are to serve, and to serve well: to serve the spirit.” – The Absorbent Mind Montessori viewed the Directress as a scientist, whose responsibility was not to teach the child but to connect the child’s potential to their environment. The emphasis Maria Montessori placed on the spiritual and scientific training of teachers is unlike any other education philosophy and subsequent approach. The Directress’ ultimate goal is to serve the children, to help them ignite an inner genius, to reach their fullest potential. This means observing, identifying and guiding the energies within a child.#montessoriathome  #mariamontessori  #megablocks  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent 
  • “The teacher’s part and its techniques are analogous to those of the valet; they are to serve, and to serve well: to serve the spirit.” – The Absorbent Mind Montessori viewed the Directress as a scientist, whose responsibility was not to teach the child but to connect the child’s potential to their environment. The emphasis Maria Montessori placed on the spiritual and scientific training of teachers is unlike any other education philosophy and subsequent approach. The Directress’ ultimate goal is to serve the children, to help them ignite an inner genius, to reach their fullest potential. This means observing, identifying and guiding the energies within a child.#montessoriathome  #mariamontessori  #megablocks  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent 

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant1 month ago
  • Be a director/directress... Maria Montessori advocated that we simply provide the learning experience. We may give a simple demonstration then allow the child to explore freely and learn. It is their experience and not for us to control and be overbearing. I simply put these mega blocks out without saying anything. I placed a few peices on which he moved (showing) he wanted his own creation. 5 minutes down the line an empire is being built and I'm sitting back writing this post. #montessori  #play  #playtherapy  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 
  • Be a director/directress... Maria Montessori advocated that we simply provide the learning experience. We may give a simple demonstration then allow the child to explore freely and learn. It is their experience and not for us to control and be overbearing. I simply put these mega blocks out without saying anything. I placed a few peices on which he moved (showing) he wanted his own creation. 5 minutes down the line an empire is being built and I'm sitting back writing this post. #montessori  #play  #playtherapy  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 

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  • @thisparentingadventure1 month ago
  • Why am I posting a food photo? Did I make the pasta from scratch? Hell no. Good old M&S did. But here’s the thing. I could have eaten this out of the packet. But instead I put it in a nice bowl, added some fresh basil and Parmesan. What’s the point? The point is this. I am worthy of a nice bowl. Of making my food look prettier. Of adding a little love to my plate. This is an act of self love. Of self appreciation. Of holding myself in high regard. And when we treat ourselves well in this way, we send a particular energy out into the universe and she reciprocates. We also model for our children what self care, self worth and self love look like. And that my friends is a lesson that our children desperately need in a world where comparing ourselves to others and finding ourselves falling short is often the norm. Where worth can most often seem to be tied to other people’s opinions. Turns out those old L’Oreal ads were actually on to something with their mantra “because I’m worth it”!!
  • Why am I posting a food photo? Did I make the pasta from scratch? Hell no. Good old M&S did. But here’s the thing. I could have eaten this out of the packet. But instead I put it in a nice bowl, added some fresh basil and Parmesan. What’s the point? The point is this. I am worthy of a nice bowl. Of making my food look prettier. Of adding a little love to my plate. This is an act of self love. Of self appreciation. Of holding myself in high regard. And when we treat ourselves well in this way, we send a particular energy out into the universe and she reciprocates. We also model for our children what self care, self worth and self love look like. And that my friends is a lesson that our children desperately need in a world where comparing ourselves to others and finding ourselves falling short is often the norm. Where worth can most often seem to be tied to other people’s opinions. Turns out those old L’Oreal ads were actually on to something with their mantra “because I’m worth it”!!

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  • @thisparentingadventure1 month ago
  • Thank you @hey_sigmund  for this. Listening more than I talk is something that I naturally struggle with 🙈. But I’ve learned that when I’m quiet and curious my boys really let me in to their inner worlds. And when I understand their inner worlds, I can connect with them at such a deep level. One that isn’t attained when I’m lecturing and giving my own opinion. When I listen and quietly, without judgement, ask open questions, my boys blossom right there in front of me. And that really is a beautiful thing.
  • Thank you @hey_sigmund  for this. Listening more than I talk is something that I naturally struggle with 🙈. But I’ve learned that when I’m quiet and curious my boys really let me in to their inner worlds. And when I understand their inner worlds, I can connect with them at such a deep level. One that isn’t attained when I’m lecturing and giving my own opinion. When I listen and quietly, without judgement, ask open questions, my boys blossom right there in front of me. And that really is a beautiful thing.

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant1 month ago
  • Is your child about to start nursery. If so an All About Me booklet can be so helpful. It allows you to write about your child's needs, likes, interests, medical and dietary needs and anything else you would like the school to know. There are loads of free resources online to make up a booklet. Not every nursery asks for one before you start but in my opinion they should! Even if they don't, perhaps you might like to do one anyway for the peace of mind that they have an idea of your child before they start... #startingnursery  #transition  #nursery  #2yearold  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 
  • Is your child about to start nursery. If so an All About Me booklet can be so helpful. It allows you to write about your child's needs, likes, interests, medical and dietary needs and anything else you would like the school to know. There are loads of free resources online to make up a booklet. Not every nursery asks for one before you start but in my opinion they should! Even if they don't, perhaps you might like to do one anyway for the peace of mind that they have an idea of your child before they start... #startingnursery  #transition  #nursery  #2yearold  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant1 month ago
  • I can't wait to start my new workshop⌚. Booking link in bio👀. My 5% discount is being snapped up ⚡so message me soon if you want to take advantage of this 😀. Workshop title - gentle tips for difficult behaviour 🕊️(2-5 yrs). Full details in booking link #walthamstowparents  #walthamstow  #londonparents  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 
  • I can't wait to start my new workshop⌚. Booking link in bio👀. My 5% discount is being snapped up ⚡so message me soon if you want to take advantage of this 😀. Workshop title - gentle tips for difficult behaviour 🕊️(2-5 yrs). Full details in booking link #walthamstowparents  #walthamstow  #londonparents  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant1 month ago
  • Living art... This peice is called cat boy and was followed with a long character play as such. 🐈. Drawing on our bodies is s deep expression of who we are and what we want to express. It's exploring an altered image/identity and can be as valuable as dress up. Not for everyone but I'm all for it as it's one of his favourite things to do. 🎨♥️#consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline #childrensart 
  • Living art... This peice is called cat boy and was followed with a long character play as such. 🐈. Drawing on our bodies is s deep expression of who we are and what we want to express. It's exploring an altered image/identity and can be as valuable as dress up. Not for everyone but I'm all for it as it's one of his favourite things to do. 🎨♥️#consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline #childrensart 

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  • @heymummawolf1 month ago
  • Norwich, Norfolk
  • “Don’t say no!” I’ve been reading a lot in various mum communities about the idea of not saying ‘no’ and not using the words ‘naughty’ with a lot of parents feeling as though it’s political correctness gone mad. While, for sure, a positive style of discipline isn’t for everyone, I would love to share a bit about the logic behind these dramatic tag lines. I don’t want to apply any pressure to anyone, you’re all slaying, but I want to share a part of my personal journey with discipline. It’s actually not about coddling your little human, it’s about considering the long term lessons we may be teaching them with this kind of language. For many children, being labelled as ‘naughty’ is a message from their guides that they are incapable of behaving otherwise. We can even avoid labelling behaviours as naughty by considering the causes of things we perceive as misbehaviours. A desire for connection, for purpose and/or for belonging. For example, pinching and hitting a sibling is often precluded by giving Philly a task to do (‘please could you fetch baby’s nappy?’) or a choice (‘would you like me to change baby’s nappy before or after I get you a drink?’). There are so many techniques that can be used as an alternative to authoritarian style punishments, if this is the goal of your family. I’ll be setting up coaching sessions soon, but would love any questions or issues you may have with discipline in my inbox 🥰 above all though, when you’re stressed out, it’s not possible to apply all your learning and calm logic, so you will definitely use these phrases even if you’re avoiding them. That’s okay! Your kids don’t need perfection: they need you. There will be plenty of other chances 😉 self care, self care, self care!! ❤️
  • “Don’t say no!” I’ve been reading a lot in various mum communities about the idea of not saying ‘no’ and not using the words ‘naughty’ with a lot of parents feeling as though it’s political correctness gone mad. While, for sure, a positive style of discipline isn’t for everyone, I would love to share a bit about the logic behind these dramatic tag lines. I don’t want to apply any pressure to anyone, you’re all slaying, but I want to share a part of my personal journey with discipline. It’s actually not about coddling your little human, it’s about considering the long term lessons we may be teaching them with this kind of language. For many children, being labelled as ‘naughty’ is a message from their guides that they are incapable of behaving otherwise. We can even avoid labelling behaviours as naughty by considering the causes of things we perceive as misbehaviours. A desire for connection, for purpose and/or for belonging. For example, pinching and hitting a sibling is often precluded by giving Philly a task to do (‘please could you fetch baby’s nappy?’) or a choice (‘would you like me to change baby’s nappy before or after I get you a drink?’). There are so many techniques that can be used as an alternative to authoritarian style punishments, if this is the goal of your family. I’ll be setting up coaching sessions soon, but would love any questions or issues you may have with discipline in my inbox 🥰 above all though, when you’re stressed out, it’s not possible to apply all your learning and calm logic, so you will definitely use these phrases even if you’re avoiding them. That’s okay! Your kids don’t need perfection: they need you. There will be plenty of other chances 😉 self care, self care, self care!! ❤️

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant1 month ago
  • My new workshop is packed full of powerful tips to help you and your child through their difficult emotions and behaviour 🌈🚀. The feedback on my last workshop was that people wanted even more ➕ unfortunately there wasn't enough time. My new 3 hour workshop will cover understanding children's behaviour/tantrums and a range of other behaviours for 2 - 5 year olds. I will give scenarios, an understanding of why these behaviours occur and a range of resources and approaches 🔌🆙 Workshop running at @walthamstowtoylibrary  Sunday the 21st July 10am - 1pm I will be posting the ticket link in my bio shortly and setting up a Facebook event. #walthamstowparents  #londonparents  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 
  • My new workshop is packed full of powerful tips to help you and your child through their difficult emotions and behaviour 🌈🚀. The feedback on my last workshop was that people wanted even more ➕ unfortunately there wasn't enough time. My new 3 hour workshop will cover understanding children's behaviour/tantrums and a range of other behaviours for 2 - 5 year olds. I will give scenarios, an understanding of why these behaviours occur and a range of resources and approaches 🔌🆙 Workshop running at @walthamstowtoylibrary  Sunday the 21st July 10am - 1pm I will be posting the ticket link in my bio shortly and setting up a Facebook event. #walthamstowparents  #londonparents  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 

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  • @thisparentingadventure1 month ago
  • Absolutely love this from @thehealedmother 
  • Absolutely love this from @thehealedmother 

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  • @wildberriesandfables2 months ago
  • Goodbye Rituals! . . I don't need to go out for work often. So when I do it is a bigger deal. I make efforts to make all feel good and connected. I know they will be okay, it's more to prevent mom guilt if I am honest. . . We went out early in the morning with our books to connect with nature and with each other. And then we woke up the other two kids and had breakfast together. A treat for kids to have me sit down for breakfast. . . Today is one such day where I have to step out for a few hours and though my clients don't mind me bringing RoRo to work, I rather not. Luckily, I have a friend who has offered to take him to the beach. But to me, it was important that we established a strong connection for the day before we parted. . . Do you have any particular rituals to establish connection before you go? It could be a hug, a kiss, reading a book together, eating breakfast together, or doing yoga together? . . .#30dayswild  reading a book outside in a local playground area.
  • Goodbye Rituals! . . I don't need to go out for work often. So when I do it is a bigger deal. I make efforts to make all feel good and connected. I know they will be okay, it's more to prevent mom guilt if I am honest. . . We went out early in the morning with our books to connect with nature and with each other. And then we woke up the other two kids and had breakfast together. A treat for kids to have me sit down for breakfast. . . Today is one such day where I have to step out for a few hours and though my clients don't mind me bringing RoRo to work, I rather not. Luckily, I have a friend who has offered to take him to the beach. But to me, it was important that we established a strong connection for the day before we parted. . . Do you have any particular rituals to establish connection before you go? It could be a hug, a kiss, reading a book together, eating breakfast together, or doing yoga together? . . .#30dayswild  reading a book outside in a local playground area.

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  • @thisparentingadventure2 months ago
  • Thanks @lrknost  for this. Its really got me thinking this morning about what the really important life lessons are for our children. How to be a decent human. And there’s lots in there for me too to be honest.
  • Thanks @lrknost  for this. Its really got me thinking this morning about what the really important life lessons are for our children. How to be a decent human. And there’s lots in there for me too to be honest.

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  • @joshdoingus2 months ago
  • Nap time in the Joshua House! What does your nap time look like? Please humour me while I am stuck here and send me a quote or a hashtag to go with the photo!! #joshdoingus  #mumbloggersuk  #mumbloggeruk  #mumblogger  #naptime  #naptimeissues  #gentleparentinguk  #curlygirls 
  • Nap time in the Joshua House! What does your nap time look like? Please humour me while I am stuck here and send me a quote or a hashtag to go with the photo!! #joshdoingus  #mumbloggersuk  #mumbloggeruk  #mumblogger  #naptime  #naptimeissues  #gentleparentinguk  #curlygirls 

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  • @footprintsdancers2 months ago
  • Footprints Dancers
  • 👣Today in our aged 0-6 session we jumped & popped 🧼 Had a snowball fight ☃️ Chased bouncy balls 🥎 Flew in buckets 🚀 Explored our bodies with push.pull.roll.S T R E T C H.climb.freeze.investigate. . BEST of all, we connected, cuddled, rocked, whispered, tickled, squeezed & built brains & trust through touch based dance. . 2 places remaining, for our last few weeks, at £15 discounted rate, message now to book 💕 .#footprintsdancers  #letchildrenbechildren  #touchbaseddance  #contactimprovisationdance  #caregiversbonding  #buildbabybrains  #lovecommunity  #loveothers  #winton  #bournemouthtoddlergroup  #homeed  #childledplay  #learnthroughplay  #gentleparentinguk  #attachmentparenting  #characteristicsofeffectivelearning  #multisensorystimulation  #earlyyears  #personalsmallgroup 
  • 👣Today in our aged 0-6 session we jumped & popped 🧼 Had a snowball fight ☃️ Chased bouncy balls 🥎 Flew in buckets 🚀 Explored our bodies with push.pull.roll.S T R E T C H.climb.freeze.investigate. . BEST of all, we connected, cuddled, rocked, whispered, tickled, squeezed & built brains & trust through touch based dance. . 2 places remaining, for our last few weeks, at £15 discounted rate, message now to book 💕 .#footprintsdancers  #letchildrenbechildren  #touchbaseddance  #contactimprovisationdance  #caregiversbonding  #buildbabybrains  #lovecommunity  #loveothers  #winton  #bournemouthtoddlergroup  #homeed  #childledplay  #learnthroughplay  #gentleparentinguk  #attachmentparenting  #characteristicsofeffectivelearning  #multisensorystimulation  #earlyyears  #personalsmallgroup 

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  • @thisparentingadventure2 months ago
  • Boom 💥 I don’t expect never to get triggered or caught up in making up stories or hijacked by my emotional reactivity. No. That’s an unrealistic expectation. Instead I take the route of being open to and reflecting on the lessons I can take from each of these moments. That’s the route to parenting consciously as opposed to simply sleep walking through our experiences, allowing our outdated programming to run our lives. Oh and repair : always repairing and re-connecting when I fail to find that sacred pause between stimulus and response, between something my child says or does and some of the crazy s# *t that can come out of my mouth 🤦‍♀️
  • Boom 💥 I don’t expect never to get triggered or caught up in making up stories or hijacked by my emotional reactivity. No. That’s an unrealistic expectation. Instead I take the route of being open to and reflecting on the lessons I can take from each of these moments. That’s the route to parenting consciously as opposed to simply sleep walking through our experiences, allowing our outdated programming to run our lives. Oh and repair : always repairing and re-connecting when I fail to find that sacred pause between stimulus and response, between something my child says or does and some of the crazy s# *t that can come out of my mouth 🤦‍♀️

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  • @clairehoustonmassageandyoga2 months ago
  • Dalkeith Country Park
  • Calm and quiet children. Now doesn’t that sound nice? • Join me in the summer holidays to learn Story Massage all together. I promise it’ll be fun and you might even learn a few tricks for a calm over the school holidays 🤞🏻 • Thursday 4th July • 10-11am • Dalkeith Country Park • £6 for an adult + child and £1 for each additional person • babes in arms free • link in bio •#calmkids  #calmchildren  #quietkids  #screenfreekids  #siblingrivalry  #siblingfriendship  #summerholidays  #familyactivities  #familydayout  #learningtogether  #peermassage  #storymassage  #childrensmassage  #childrensmentalhealthmatters  #gentleparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #stressfreeholidays  #edinburghmums  #edinburghdads  #midlothianmums  #midlothiandads  #edinburgh  #midlothian 
  • Calm and quiet children. Now doesn’t that sound nice? • Join me in the summer holidays to learn Story Massage all together. I promise it’ll be fun and you might even learn a few tricks for a calm over the school holidays 🤞🏻 • Thursday 4th July • 10-11am • Dalkeith Country Park • £6 for an adult + child and £1 for each additional person • babes in arms free • link in bio •#calmkids  #calmchildren  #quietkids  #screenfreekids  #siblingrivalry  #siblingfriendship  #summerholidays  #familyactivities  #familydayout  #learningtogether  #peermassage  #storymassage  #childrensmassage  #childrensmentalhealthmatters  #gentleparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #stressfreeholidays  #edinburghmums  #edinburghdads  #midlothianmums  #midlothiandads  #edinburgh  #midlothian 

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  • @thisparentingadventure2 months ago
  • This is something I’ve really come to understand over the years. No matter how much wisdom we absorb about gentle respectful peaceful parenting, our own programming or conditioning can jump up and bite us in the ass at any moment, triggering us into behaving in ways that are anything but gentle, respectful and peaceful. Our past will trick us, or prank us if you like. That’s why knowing how this style of parenting looks and believing wholeheartedly in its benefits isn’t enough. We have to shine a light into our own childhood and bring awareness to the emotional imprint we inherited from our primary caregivers. We have to start to see and understand what beliefs we internalised about emotions, people, relationships, money and the world at large. We have to learn what parts of ourselves we disowned in order to gain approval and acceptance. And then we have to do the work to shed our masks, our fears, our outdated beliefs and our egos. So that we can return to our true essence which is a place of peace and abundance rather than a place of fear and lack. This is why, when I work with parents now, we look way deeper than the realm of techniques and strategies to adopt on this gentle parenting journey. We look to re-parenting the parent too so that he or she can replace limiting beliefs and thought patterns with more resourceful ones. From this place the parent/child dynamic shifts almost automatically, with ease. This takes time and courage and dedication for sure. But if we don’t do this work we will continue to be a slave to our triggers and to all of the frustration and even despair that can bring. To find out more about my coaching services send me a message and let’s have a chat.
  • This is something I’ve really come to understand over the years. No matter how much wisdom we absorb about gentle respectful peaceful parenting, our own programming or conditioning can jump up and bite us in the ass at any moment, triggering us into behaving in ways that are anything but gentle, respectful and peaceful. Our past will trick us, or prank us if you like. That’s why knowing how this style of parenting looks and believing wholeheartedly in its benefits isn’t enough. We have to shine a light into our own childhood and bring awareness to the emotional imprint we inherited from our primary caregivers. We have to start to see and understand what beliefs we internalised about emotions, people, relationships, money and the world at large. We have to learn what parts of ourselves we disowned in order to gain approval and acceptance. And then we have to do the work to shed our masks, our fears, our outdated beliefs and our egos. So that we can return to our true essence which is a place of peace and abundance rather than a place of fear and lack. This is why, when I work with parents now, we look way deeper than the realm of techniques and strategies to adopt on this gentle parenting journey. We look to re-parenting the parent too so that he or she can replace limiting beliefs and thought patterns with more resourceful ones. From this place the parent/child dynamic shifts almost automatically, with ease. This takes time and courage and dedication for sure. But if we don’t do this work we will continue to be a slave to our triggers and to all of the frustration and even despair that can bring. To find out more about my coaching services send me a message and let’s have a chat.

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  • @wildberriesandfables2 months ago
  • This is a big deal... RoRo does not necessarily like getting dirty, sandy, wet or muddy, quite contrary to our lifestyle. He doesn't have any sensory issues that we know of nor does it come in between his or our family activities. It is partly a phase and party a personality quirk. He almost always comes around, just takes a long time!! He takes his sweet time to explore new situations, people, locations or sensations. And just when I start worrying, he does something like this and it reminds me to NOT fall into the pressure of what other kids his age are doing 'already'. . . Any quirks of your children you worry about sometimes but deep down know it's probably temporary? . . .#motherhoodrising  #motherhood  #motherhoodplugged  #montessoriathome  #homeeducationuk  #waldorfhomeschool  #childhood  #childhoodunplugged  #childofig  #wildchild  #mysimplemoments  #dearestviewfinder  #pixel_kids  #mumbaimoms  #bengaliblogger  #mummyblogger  #veganparenting  #dailyparenting  #letthembelittle  #fatherhoodunplugged  #mindfulparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #nothingisordinary  #kentbloggers  #londonblogger  #livingislearning  #sensoryplayathome  #inclusiveparenting  #ukparentblogger  #pbloggeruk 
  • This is a big deal... RoRo does not necessarily like getting dirty, sandy, wet or muddy, quite contrary to our lifestyle. He doesn't have any sensory issues that we know of nor does it come in between his or our family activities. It is partly a phase and party a personality quirk. He almost always comes around, just takes a long time!! He takes his sweet time to explore new situations, people, locations or sensations. And just when I start worrying, he does something like this and it reminds me to NOT fall into the pressure of what other kids his age are doing 'already'. . . Any quirks of your children you worry about sometimes but deep down know it's probably temporary? . . .#motherhoodrising  #motherhood  #motherhoodplugged  #montessoriathome  #homeeducationuk  #waldorfhomeschool  #childhood  #childhoodunplugged  #childofig  #wildchild  #mysimplemoments  #dearestviewfinder  #pixel_kids  #mumbaimoms  #bengaliblogger  #mummyblogger  #veganparenting  #dailyparenting  #letthembelittle  #fatherhoodunplugged  #mindfulparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #nothingisordinary  #kentbloggers  #londonblogger  #livingislearning  #sensoryplayathome  #inclusiveparenting  #ukparentblogger  #pbloggeruk 

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  • @gentle_parenting_consultant2 months ago
  • The importance of drama/acting This little guy loves nothing more than putting on a show, and I'm completly behind him. Here's for why... Self-Confidence. ... Imagination. ... Empathy. ... Cooperation. ... Concentration. ... Communication Skills. ... Fun. ... Emotional Outlet.#kidsdrama  #acting  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 
  • The importance of drama/acting This little guy loves nothing more than putting on a show, and I'm completly behind him. Here's for why... Self-Confidence. ... Imagination. ... Empathy. ... Cooperation. ... Concentration. ... Communication Skills. ... Fun. ... Emotional Outlet.#kidsdrama  #acting  #consciousparenting #unconditionalparenting  #dadsofinstagram  #singlemums  #singledads  #mumsofinstagram #gentleparentinguk  #gentleparenting_memes  #gentleparenting_kirsty #thisparentingadventure  #therapeuticparenting  #mindfulparenting  #parenting  #parentingcoach #parentingconsultant #walthamforestparents #chingfordparents  #play #Montessoriparents  #playtherapy  #autism  #SEND #inclusionforchildren #thegentleparent #children  #positivediscipline #parentingtips #gentlediscipline 

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  • @ginte_valeikaite2 months ago
  • Paint and play
  • Great to have @paintandplayruislip439  where we live. I love Ata experiencing new activities every day (as much as we can). Sometimes I still think “he is too little for this”, but each time Ata surprises me with how capable he is to do a lot of stuff. Just trust your kid. Let them explore, try, make mistakes and try again. Of course he won’t draw a finest art 🖼, but the process is more important to me than a finished object. I tell him that I like the colour he choose instead of “what a pretty painting”. I tell him that I admire a theme he is going for instead of “what a pretty painting”. I tell him what a good job he is doing holding a brush instead of “what a pretty painting”. Praise the process not the object. Because this way you will teach your kids to be confident in trying.
  • Great to have @paintandplayruislip439  where we live. I love Ata experiencing new activities every day (as much as we can). Sometimes I still think “he is too little for this”, but each time Ata surprises me with how capable he is to do a lot of stuff. Just trust your kid. Let them explore, try, make mistakes and try again. Of course he won’t draw a finest art 🖼, but the process is more important to me than a finished object. I tell him that I like the colour he choose instead of “what a pretty painting”. I tell him that I admire a theme he is going for instead of “what a pretty painting”. I tell him what a good job he is doing holding a brush instead of “what a pretty painting”. Praise the process not the object. Because this way you will teach your kids to be confident in trying.

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  • @wildberriesandfables2 months ago
  • Let's be gentle to others! . . Parenting looks different in different households for many reasons. . . If we as able-bodied, well-educated, well-paid, middle-class families with privileges in secure marriages find parenting hard sometimes, imagine how it must be for people who are perhaps single parents or in an abusive relationship, unemployed, immigrants, disabled or have mental illnesses. . . Whilst gentle parenting, respectful approach towards kids, are all good guidelines; it might not be an easily accessible approach in day-to-day living with a lack of support system. . . So let's remember that there is always wriggle room in any parenting style. There is always a lot to learn and unlearn. All I am saying is one parent's method that works for them may not work for you in the same prescriptive manner. It isn't the be-all, end-all. . . If we recognise others and our own privileges, it will help us become humble towards others and our own approach. . . . . .#motherhoodrising  #motherhood  #motherhoodplugged  #montessoriathome  #homeeducationuk  #waldorfhomeschool  #childhood  #childhoodunplugged  #childofig  #wildchild  #mysimplemoments  #dearestviewfinder  #pixel_kids  #mumbaimoms  #bengaliblogger  #mummyblogger  #veganparenting  #dailyparenting  #letthembelittle  #fatherhoodunplugged  #mindfulparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #nothingisordinary  #kentbloggers  #londonblogger  #livingislearning  #thesincerestoryteller  #inclusiveparenting  #ukparentblogger  #pbloggeruk 
  • Let's be gentle to others! . . Parenting looks different in different households for many reasons. . . If we as able-bodied, well-educated, well-paid, middle-class families with privileges in secure marriages find parenting hard sometimes, imagine how it must be for people who are perhaps single parents or in an abusive relationship, unemployed, immigrants, disabled or have mental illnesses. . . Whilst gentle parenting, respectful approach towards kids, are all good guidelines; it might not be an easily accessible approach in day-to-day living with a lack of support system. . . So let's remember that there is always wriggle room in any parenting style. There is always a lot to learn and unlearn. All I am saying is one parent's method that works for them may not work for you in the same prescriptive manner. It isn't the be-all, end-all. . . If we recognise others and our own privileges, it will help us become humble towards others and our own approach. . . . . .#motherhoodrising  #motherhood  #motherhoodplugged  #montessoriathome  #homeeducationuk  #waldorfhomeschool  #childhood  #childhoodunplugged  #childofig  #wildchild  #mysimplemoments  #dearestviewfinder  #pixel_kids  #mumbaimoms  #bengaliblogger  #mummyblogger  #veganparenting  #dailyparenting  #letthembelittle  #fatherhoodunplugged  #mindfulparenting  #gentleparentinguk  #nothingisordinary  #kentbloggers  #londonblogger  #livingislearning  #thesincerestoryteller  #inclusiveparenting  #ukparentblogger  #pbloggeruk 

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  • @thisparentingadventure2 months ago
  • Sharing a page from one of my favourite books: #theparentstaoteching  I go back to the simple wisdom of this book again and again. It always reminds me that less is often more when it comes to being a parent. Less striving and more simply allowing. A more mindful pared back calm and grounded approach always serves us better than constantly pushing and interfering and teaching and worrying. Have a beautiful Friday 😊
  • Sharing a page from one of my favourite books: #theparentstaoteching  I go back to the simple wisdom of this book again and again. It always reminds me that less is often more when it comes to being a parent. Less striving and more simply allowing. A more mindful pared back calm and grounded approach always serves us better than constantly pushing and interfering and teaching and worrying. Have a beautiful Friday 😊

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  • @lucyathomeblog2 months ago
  • I do gentle parenting because I believe everyone deserves to be respected. Children are often teased and humiliated in the name of parenting, and it just grates on me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~•~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I won’t tell an embarrassing story about my child, just to get a few laughs. I won’t scream at them and draw attention to their mistakes, just to keep them in line. I won’t brush over their struggles and worries, just to toughen them up.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~•~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gentle parenting isn’t being a soft mum. It’s just treating our kids how we would like to be treated.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~•~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If this is something that interests you, then you need to pop over to my blog - you’re gonna love it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#GentleParent  #GentleParentingUK  #GentleParents  #GentleParentingBlog  #GentleParenting  #RespectfulParenting  #RespectfulDiscipline  #UKParentBloggers  #MummyBloggersUK  #UKPBloggers  #PBloggersUK  #PBloggers  #PBloggers_UK  #BeKind  #SistersBestFriendsForever  #SistersBesties  #SistersBFFs  #SistersBFFsForLife  #SisterBFFs  #MySisterSquad  #ClimbingBigRocks 
  • I do gentle parenting because I believe everyone deserves to be respected. Children are often teased and humiliated in the name of parenting, and it just grates on me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~•~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I won’t tell an embarrassing story about my child, just to get a few laughs. I won’t scream at them and draw attention to their mistakes, just to keep them in line. I won’t brush over their struggles and worries, just to toughen them up.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~•~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gentle parenting isn’t being a soft mum. It’s just treating our kids how we would like to be treated.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~•~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If this is something that interests you, then you need to pop over to my blog - you’re gonna love it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#GentleParent  #GentleParentingUK  #GentleParents  #GentleParentingBlog  #GentleParenting  #RespectfulParenting  #RespectfulDiscipline  #UKParentBloggers  #MummyBloggersUK  #UKPBloggers  #PBloggersUK  #PBloggers  #PBloggers_UK  #BeKind  #SistersBestFriendsForever  #SistersBesties  #SistersBFFs  #SistersBFFsForLife  #SisterBFFs  #MySisterSquad  #ClimbingBigRocks 

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