5 Ways to reconnect with who you are after motherhood

Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. It is a never-ending cycle of sleepless nights, dinner preps, school drop-offs and homework. Not to mention our roles as counsellors, doctors and partners, the list goes on. As a result of all the busyness, it’s easy for us to lose ourselves in motherhood. We slowly start moving away from our interests, hobbies and passions because we want to give our children everything. It’s essential to redefine who we are once we become mothers. However, that is a decision that each of us has to make when we’re ready. Here are 5 ways to reconnect with who you...

50 Positive things to say to your child

Words are powerful. How we speak to our children influences the way they view the world and themselves. Words can build kids up, and they can just as easily tear them down. So, it makes sense that we should talk to them in a manner that makes them feel loved and appreciated. This is why finding positive things to say to your child is essential. Here is a list of 50 positive things to say to your child. That was very helpful of youI know you did your bestYou are so creativeThat’s an excellent questionThat’s an excellent ideaI believe in youYou don’t have to be perfectIt’s okay, we all make...

Connection Over Correction

Connection over correction is the one positive discipline tool that changed the way I approach parenting. Developing a positive and close relationship with our kids acts as a buffer for negative behaviour.  The truth is, we cannot positively influence our children until we create a connection with them. Sometimes we need to stop dealing with negative behaviour and focus on healing our relationships with our kids. Now don’t get me wrong, kids need to be corrected when required but, we must find a good balance between the two. Here are tips on how you can put connection over correction...

30 After school conversation starters

I don’t know about you, but when I ask my kids how their day was at school, I get “fine” or “good,” and that’s the end of the conversation. School days can be long and tiring for them, so understandably, they might not be talkative in the afternoons. I pick up my kids from school, so it became essential for me to be more intentional with our conversations on the drive home. I wanted more than just “good” or “fine,” and that’s when I started asking them more open-ended questions. Here are 30 after school conversation starters to try with your kids. What made you smile today?Who did you sit...

6 Ways to bring more positive language into your home

The way we speak to our kids becomes their inner voice. In the middle of a stressful situation, it can be hard to find the words to express the kind of mindfulness and positive language we want to model. When you treat your kids with love and respect, you’ll strengthen your bond. Over the years, I have learnt to make small adjustments to my words, and I would like to share them with you. Here are 6 ways to bring more positive language into your home. Instead of “You’re naughty” try “You can do better than that” or “You’ve made a poor choice” Saying things like “you’re naughty” or “you’re...