November 6, 2019

This is Part FOUR in a four part series exploring Trauma.

Part ONE - Trauma

Part TWO - My experience of how intergenerational and historical trauma has affected parenting

Part THREE - Healing

Part FOUR - Trauma and Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is the ability to monitor a...

November 5, 2019

This is Part THREE, in a four part series exploring Trauma.

Part ONE - Trauma

Part TWO - How intergenerational and historical trauma has affected parenting

Part THREE - Healing

Part FOUR - Trauma and self-regulation

“Your Trauma is Valid.  

Even if other people have experien...

October 29, 2019

This is Part TWO in a  four part trauma series.  You can view Part ONE here.

"When caregivers consistently attune to a baby’s needs, neural networks are built in the brain that support the development of communication and social skills. When there is consistent mis...

October 22, 2019

It is time for us to UNLEARN the things we learned from WOUNDED people.

Many of us have a bag of unacknowledged childhood hurts, traumas and fear.  Trauma is the result of overwhelming stress, the type that exceeds our ability to cope. Leaving it locked away can have a...

May 29, 2019

If we want to be better listeners, 

if we want our children to be better listeners,

we need to start by listening to ourselves.

Listening is normally thought of in the context of sound, but listening goes far deeper than that which is heard.  Without any effort we hear th...

April 5, 2019

Imagine for a moment that you are walking down a semi-busy street looking for somewhere to have lunch.  As you wander you notice a man smiling at you from a shop window, you smile back.  Your eyes move past him to a lady sitting at a table waiting.  She lets out an exa...

March 17, 2019

What does ‘outside’ mean to you?

Take a few seconds to remember your favourite place or experience as a child...

Did you have a special place? 

Why was it so special?

What did it look like? 

How did it smell? 

What could you hear?

How did this place make you feel?

This is a th...

March 4, 2019

If you’re looking for articles related to starting home-based care, preschool or school, scrolling the internet will find you a mountain of information about how to support children - but what about their parents?

The start of this year has brought our family many new e...

January 18, 2019

Human beings are truly magical.  

Do you know that our brains are continually sensing, processing, storing, perceiving and acting in response to information.  Our human brains are very much like a computer. 

Just imagine having your very own personal computer inside...

November 15, 2018

… Although the focus of my writing is directed towards teachers,

the principles and aspects of personal growth apply to every individual on the planet …

“You will not be good teachers if you focus only on what you do and not upon who you are.” 

Rudolf Steiner

The role of...

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