- Parenting Skills
- Last Updated on 11 July 2016
- Karen Meager
When people come on our certification courses in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) they are always blown away by the power of the interventions to change behaviours, how we feel and how we behave. It’s easy to love the big powerful stuff, but the small changes we make in our thinking are very worthy of our love and attention. How we think influences how we feel about life, react to others, store our memories and make our decisions, so surely something so important is worth working on? The thing is that in our natural human development our thinking develops accidentally, some of it serves us well, and some of it doesn’t. The key is to use more of what works and less of what doesn’t work. Here are our top tips to try out:
- Travel with kids
- Last Updated on 07 July 2016
- Emma Hammett
Travelling with children whether a baby or a toddler or both can be a daunting prospect, but it really doesn’t have to be stressful. Prior planning and careful packing can ensure your holiday is memorable for all the right reasons.
If you are flying with small children; small sachets of Calpol or Neurofen can help soothe them if the air pressure hurts their ears. Chewing, sipping water, or sucking on a dummy during take off can also help to relieve ear pressure. Pack toys and books to keep them occupied during the journey and a special toy or blanket to encourage them to sleep. Have a good supply of snacks in case they won’t eat the food on the plane.
- Mumpreneurs & Mums at work
- Last Updated on 05 July 2016
- Monica Costa
If there’s one person I personally look at as a role model for a driven mumpreneur is Rebecca Adlington and I am honoured to have interviewed her for the London Mums magazine Summer issue. Read the full heartwarming interview in our latest print magazine.
Recently she was involved in the London 2016 LEN European Aquatics Championships as a coach and presenter and now she is heading to Rio to be a commentator during the Olympic Games.
In between these big jobs she has managed to inspire children leading a campaign from Disney, Change4Life and the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) that sees the launch of themed family swim sessions at hundreds of pools across the UK as well as new 10 Minute Shake Up activities inspired by the new Disney·Pixar blockbuster, Finding Dory. Rebecca was joined by her colleague and British sporting champion Tom Daley. Together they encourage children to ‘just keep moving’ like Dory in the super funny film. The charitable initiative which runs from 22nd July until 4th September aims to make exercise fun and help children get the 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity they need each day.