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When Emotions Get Heated

When Emotions Get Heated
‘Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’ (Albert Einstein)
We may be stuck in repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour in our Parenting. Here’s how to make a significant shift when emotions get heated.

Last edited December 14th 2010

Just a pretty bracelet?

‘Controversial Bracelets banned at Fermoy schools’ (‘The Avondhu’ Thursday Sep 23, 2010)
The photo showed cute, colourful bracelets like any little girl might be wearing. There are the playground crazes, but this is not as innocuous as marbles or card swapping. The name rings the warning bells …

Last edited September 27th 2010

Get my kids to listen, How?

Anita Renfroe’s exaggeration in the ‘Mum Song’ is glorious.
If we were to record our morning serenade would we hear a similar monologue?

Last edited May 14th 2010

Today in ‘The Guardian’ Zoe Williams’ is fed up with the clashes of parenting ‘gurus’. Parenting is tough enough without this type of “’dagger-on-a thread’ hectoring”. Here’s my different, and potentially more helpful perspective.

Last edited April 22nd 2010

I hate you!

“I hate you!” Spat from the mouth of the toddler or teenager, those words can erode the confidence of any parent.
It’s tempting to react. Fight back or disappear into our own shell when so blatantly under attack.

Last edited October 28th 2010

Anita’s song captures all our mothering worries, whether we say them out loud or if they’re the thoughts chasing through our heads. Mothers seem to be programmed to be continually asking questions about the child’s welfare.
We forget these questions have a ‘sell-by’ date.

Last edited September 02nd 2010

Parent Contradicts

Parent Contradicts
What effect does it have on children when they receive conflicting messages?

Last edited June 04th 2010

Supermum runs round doing everything for this child. Imagine this same child on her first day at school. Where’s Mummy?

Last edited April 27th 2010

If you haven’t watched Anita Renfroe’s the ‘Mum Song’, for a day’s worth of mothering crammed into 3 amusing minutes, watch this before reading on.

Last edited April 15th 2010