3 Simple ways to set goals and keep them

Nov 25 2020

As a mum, we often put pressure on ourselves to be the all seeing, all omnipotent parent that is acutely aware of everything their child is doing. We want to be one of those wonder mums that you see in festive Hallmark movies and we crave to have the perfect relationship with our offspring. However, being a parent is much tougher than any glossy TV movie would have you believe. Your love for your children is unconditional but it still doesn’t mean you don’t find it tough to be their confidante, their friend, and their teacher. You need to set manageable goals for yourself as a parent. Take a look at how simple goal setting can be the key to a more fulfilling style of parenthood.

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Psychologist on How to Prevent Post-Halloween Nightmares

Nov 09 2020

Counselling Psychologist, Dr Susie Dawson, offers her five best tips on how to help prevent post-Halloween nightmares, in collaboration with Happy Beds.

The aftermath of Halloween and the new lockdown may mean that children will take longer to get to sleep, or wake up in the middle of the night with nightmares, due to watching too many scary films on the weekend, or even due to just hearing the word ‘Halloween’ and that word having the associations that go alongside it.

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Three ways mums can avoid feeling overwhelmed in uncertain times

Oct 13 2020
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Back in March when lockdown started, families had to adapt to new ways of living and working and they have since experienced an unprecedented 24-weeks of juggling childcare, home-schooling and work. The demand on parents and primary caregivers skyrocketed and feelings of stress and anxiety were compounded.

For many, managing the day-to-day needs of a family has required more energy and more patience, and that is on top of being naturally concerned about the health and wellbeing of loved ones. In fact, earlier this year over a third of parents admitted to feeling more anxious about their child(ren) returning to the classroom for the first time in six-months, than the child(ren) themselves.

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