So you've passed the stage where it's the simple explanation of the birds and the bees. "Where do babies come from?" seems like a walk in the park compared to the sexual landscape that is rapidly coming into view as your child approaches their teens. The worst thing you can do is stick your head in the sand and hope someone else helps then out with all they need to know.
I'm going to share with you what really works with your kids and how to go about having these conversations without awkwardness and embarrassment.
This morning I drove out to the middle of nowhere, with my dog Coco, to reach a high point of land to best see the sunrise. I wanted to welcome the sun as it greeted me on the other side of the longest night of the year.
Focusing on saying 'Yes' more than 'No' does not mean that boundaries lack importance or presence. It means a shift in how we approach boundaries.
"Mummy, where do babies come from?"
As a parent you have 4 or 5 years, on average, before you'll be asked this question. Age 4 or 5 is the typical age when children begin to wonder about things that give them a context for their human experience.
When was the last time you were in a conversation and you realised that either you, or the person you were talking with, were not listening properly?
I just went for a dog walk that ended in tears. My tears. Read more
There can be so much expectation and pressure to bring our children on in life. We want them to meet milestones and get ahead and develop as much as possible. We want our kids to reach their full potential and to experience as much happiness as possible. Read more
The change of seasons has brought with it a change of focus for me. Since the beginning of September I’ve found myself being drawn more and more towards the inner work of love, life and business. Read more
Each day, in my Facebook Group, I post a question to invite discussion.
Yesterday, in a discussion about food, one of the members said, “I think this is how a lot of parents whose kids eat adventurously, got them to eat adventurously: they didn’t”.
So true. So clear. So brilliant. Read more
Yes and No often seem like polar opposites. When we have confidence in stating both Yes and No then we can begin to explore the huge stretch between them to enrich our lives (and our relationship with our kids). Read more