30 Positive affirmations for kids

Positive thinking is an incredibly powerful tool. The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life. Saying positive things out loud and hearing yourself saying them is an effective way to program your brain to think positively. Positive thinking is a skill that we can teach our kids from a young age. By beginning to think positively, we can help our kids to boost their self-esteem and overcome negative thoughts. Positive affirmations are phrases that we repeat to ourselves to provide ourselves with encouragement and motivation. I introduced affirmations to Asante a...

Disciplining without crushing self-esteem

There’s no doubt that discipline and parenting go hand in hand. It’s our role to teach our children the difference between right and wrong, and that sometimes requires some form of discipline. However, as parents, we sometimes discipline our kids in a way that has the potential to crush their self-esteem. But where do we draw the line? My parenting style has evolved over the years, especially in the past 2 years, and so has the way that I discipline my kids. In this blog post, I share a few tips on disciplining without crushing self-esteem.  Assess before you discipline Here’s the...

5 Principles of positive parenting

I remember buying stacks of parenting books when I was pregnant with my eldest, only to find that nothing can prepare you for parenting. Yes, staying informed will help, but every parent and child is unique. There are many definitions of positive parenting. My take on positive parenting is that it’s all about focusing on developing a strong and committed relationship between parent and child. Here are the 5 principles of positive parenting that I try to practice every day. Focus on the positive Kids do the darnest things, and that’s because they are kids! They need us to guide them and...

5 habits of a calm mom

Motherhood is stressful, and sometimes it’s easy to give in to the stress. We all have the desire to create a peaceful home, but at times, it seems like a distant dream.  The responsibility of peace in our homes is dependent on us because we set the tone in our homes. We can’t create peaceful homes if we’re not at peace ourselves. So, how do you remain calm even when you feel anything but calmness? Here are 5 habits of a calm mom. Don’t take things personally One of our major triggers as moms is that we take things personally. We often feel personally offended by children’s...

How to stay focused when working from home

I’ve been working from home for almost three years now, and I’ve finally managed to find my groove. Working from home comes with its perks and plenty of drawbacks. Working remotely requires a particular type of discipline. When no one is looking over your shoulder, it’s easy to go off track. Here are some tips on how to stay focused when working from home. Limit distractions Our homes are filled with distractions. We may not have control over certain distractions, i.e., our beautiful children. But we do have control over our technical devices, for example. One minute you're reading a...