. SaY i LoVe yOU. Every child needs to know they are worthwhile.
. GiVe cHoICeS.. They teach decision making.
. SiMplIFy! More time, less toys.
. TrEaT yoUr ChILd WiTh ResPeCT. Would you talk to a friend the way you talk to your child?
. BeComE MorE LovINg aNd KiNd.
. TrEaT OthERs As ThOuGh YoU wIlL NeVeR SeE ThEm AgAin.
. HaVe FUn wItH YouR ChILdREn. Be silly and laugh together.
. SiMpLe SiLENce. Is sometimes the best response.
. BrEastFeeD fOr as LoNg aS yOuR cHiLd wAnTs tO. Child-led weaning.....it worked for us.
. SLeeP cLoSe tO yOuR cHiLDrEn. We have a huge family bed & it's our children's choice whether they sleep in their room or with us.
. ChIlDren ArE AlWAys wAtCHing. Are you happy for them to act like you?
. EaT wELL! Have endless energy.
. KeeP yOUr bAbiEs ClOsE A sling helps you to continue with your life and have your bubba close.
. SAy SoRRy. It's important to admit mistakes.
. RemEMbeR hOW iT fElT tO Be a ChiLd. Compassion.
. CoMfOrt CryINg ConSiStenTly. Expressing emotion is vital for wellbeing.
. SoFTeN YoUr HaRd EdgEs bY nOT rEAcTinG.
. BrEaThe AwAy yOuR sTReSs. It works!
. Be VeRy sELecTiVe aBouT wHo tAkeS cAre oF yOUr cHiLDrEn.
. MAke bEAutIfUL mEmOrIes. Not regrets.
. NoTiCE wHAt YoUr ChILd dOEs . Tell them the positive effect it has on your life, and thank them.
. NurTUre yOUrselF. To be nurturing, we first need to nurture ourselves.
. ExpReSS yOUrSelf. Let children know how their behaviour affects you, for example, 'I feel annoyed when I trip over the toys left on the floor. I need your help to put them away'.
. NeGOtIate. Before its time to leave, ask how much longer your children need? If they want to stay longer than you are willing, work it out until you come to an agreement. Negotiating is a learned skill.
. GiVe yOURseLf tIMeOut. Find your own space to calm down when your stress levels rise. It teaches children to do the same.
. TrUSt. Your children, yourself, the universe, your intuition.
. StORms pAsS. Anger passes, when you remain calm in the face of the 'storm'.
. TrEat aLL oTHErs As yOU wOULd LikE tO bE tREaTed yOUrSeLf. An oldie but still very relevant.
. UNcONDitIoNaL LOve. No I love you, but........Just pure love!
. ThE LoVe yOu gIve AWay iS ThE oNLy LOve yOU'LL kEep.