An invitation to join The Peaceful Home

I believe that parenting can be a truly radical act. The way in which we raise our children can have a profound positive impact on our communities, our societies, and our world. At its heart, peaceful parenting is a social justice issue. As adults, we have more power than our children. How we choose to use…

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Bringing beauty into daily life with children

“The things the child sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul.” Maria Montessori I’ve shared this quote many times before, and I’m sure I will continue to do so! It’s one I come back to time and again, and for me it underlines my desire to give my daughter a beautiful childhood, a space in which to grow, learn, and flourish. I think that beauty is…

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The Peaceful Home X: Parenting, shame, and raising wholehearted + resilient children

Welcome to the last blog post in “The Peaceful Home” mini-series! In this series I have been talking about peaceful parenting, sharing tips help you to increase the ease and joy with which you parent whist reducing the conflict in your home. We’ve had posts on stepping away from using “no” so much, creating “Yes Spaces” in your…

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Peaceful parenting books: Pregnancy, birth and the fourth trimester

I read a lot of books. A lot. Whenever I share about the books I am reading, I’m invariably asked to write a blog post with my favourite parenting books, but every time I sit down to do so I look across at the hundred or so books nestled lovingly in my study and feel…

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The Peaceful Home IX: Three common parenting issues and how to approach them

I receive a lot of messages and emails asking for support on how to parent peacefully whilst navigating challenging situations. Here are three common parenting issues and some thoughts on how to approach them.  “My son just will not cooperate in the mornings. It’s a fight to get him dressed each day, and getting him…

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Calm Celebrations course now open for booking

I am delighted to announce that booking is now open for my Calm Celebrations course. As a parent, you want to give your children joyful experiences. You want to make memories that they will cherish well into adulthood, gifting them moments of calm togetherness alongside exuberant celebration. We know that spending quality time with friends…

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Helping your child peacefully settle into preschool

As the end of the summer approaches, many children will be starting preschool for the first time – and many parents will be feeling anxious, wondering how their child is going to settle in and how they can help them to do so gently and peacefully. Before I go any further, I want to preface…

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