Author: Bea Marshall

Faith or Fear – which do you choose?

2I recently found myself feeling so excited after scheduling some exciting and important meetings in London with potential Agents. As the meetings approached I noticed that my excitement had rapidly turned to nervousness, even fear. This pattern is not new for me!

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When Has Criticism Ever Helped You?

14650701_10153801948160653_5268679726200472893_nWHEN HAS CRITICISM EVER HELPED YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN?

Isn't it interesting how quickly we criticise ourselves and our children? Sometimes it can be very subtle but it's there - any time we see a behaviour or a quality that is 'less than' desirable from our perspective.

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Parenting Without Punishment: Tip 4

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CHOOSE COMPASSION, KINDNESS, ACCEPTANCE AND UNDERSTANDING!

When we're at the point of punishment we have chosen to let our irritation, disappointment, anger or sadness take over. It is almost impossible to choose Punishment if we are in a place of compassion, kindness, acceptance and understanding.

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Parenting Without Punishment: Tip 3

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LET YOUR DESIRE TO PUNISH BE AN INVITATION TO HEAL

When we start thinking about threatening consequences, dishing out punishment or even giving rewards, we are putting ourselves in a position of power *over* our children.

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Parenting Without Punishment: Tip 2

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CHECK IN WITH YOUR INNER CHILD!

I've recently connected lots of dots and realised that our Inner Child is in the driving seat for much of our parenting.

• Every time you lean towards punishment I believe it's your Inner Child calling the shots.

• Noticing that you're turning into your own Mother? Yep, your Inner Child again.

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Parenting Without Punishment: Tip 1

FEAR AND CONTROL ARE NOBODY'S FRIEND!

Do you want to parent without using this approach?

Fear and Control are at the root of every single punishment, reward, consequence or bribe that have ever been used in parenting.

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Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas That Are Full of YES!

14316960_689878517819519_7185481734882949434_nA member of Yes Parenting For Happy Families, my awesome membership group, asked me for some vegetarian breakfast ideas this week. Since I just so happen to be the Queen of breakfasts, I had lots of ideas to share with her. I thought I'd share them here with you as well. If you like them, please feel free to share them!!!

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