The Peaceful Home Part VII: Keeping calm (+ what to do when you lose your cool)

It’s been hot here in London. I do not especially well in the heat – and neither does Frida. Being too hot is definitely one of my triggers for feeling grumpy and impatient, so this topic has been at the front of my mind for the last few weeks. I hope you find it useful,…

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The Peaceful Home part V: 10 reasons I don’t use punishments (and what I do instead)

I am often asked about my view on punishments, and why we don’t use them. I hope this blog post sheds some light on why we choose not to use punishments and aim for a gentler, more respectful path when it comes to discipline. Ten reasons why I don’t use punishments: 1. I choose to…

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The Peaceful Home Part II: Stepping away from “no” + what to do if it is necessary

I usually encourage parents to listen to their instincts when it comes to their children. When working with pregnant women, I suggest that the most important thing they can do is to listen to their bodies and trust their gut feelings (these are rarely wrong – hence why most midwives will tell women that they…

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