Navigating Co-parenting with ease

Navigating Co-parenting with ease

Nobody plans to get divorced or separate from their partner, especially if you have kids. Most of us have a vision of the kind of life that we want to create for ourselves and our families, and having to co-parent with an ex is never part of the plan. But when life happens and things fall apart, we need to pick up the pieces for ourselves and our children. Some of you may know that I had my eldest child before I got married, which means I've been co-parenting with my ex for about seven years. Breakups are never easy for children. However, we have the power to soften the blow by having a...

Healing the Inner Child

Have you ever paid attention to the little voice inside of you? The one that might remind you of your younger self? No matter how old we grow, we carry our younger selves within us day-to-day. Perhaps our hurt 5-year-old self shows up when our best friend doesn't answer our phone call, or our misunderstood 15- year-old self comes out when we don't see eye to eye with a colleague. Caring for this younger version of ourselves is what inner child work is all about.  As we tread our individual pathways in life, we acquire emotional baggage. Some of it is easy to recognize but some is baggage...

How to encourage a growth mindset in kids

How to encourage a growth mindset in kids

Having a growth mindset is critical because it will determine whether you're confident to keep going when things get hard or fail. It's the belief that anything can be learned and improved on if you work at it. Individuals with fixed mindsets believe that you are either born with an ability or gift or you're not. And when things don't go their way, they give up easily. They believe that they will never be successful no matter what they do because it's not part of their DNA. So it's our responsibility to teach our kids that they can achieve anything that they want to achieve as long as...

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...