Supporting Self-Expression

Our children are born unique. I have four children, born of the same two parents, and they are all different. They look different, they move differently, they express themselves differently and they learn differently. Our lifestyle gives them the freedom to engage with the world around them in their own unique ways and enables usContinue reading “Supporting Self-Expression”

Why we should trust our children

Trusting our children can seem insurmountable. How can we trust children? They are small and make mistakes all the time. They cannot be trusted. The trusting is in the intention. We trust that our children have good intentions. We trust that their mistakes are actual mistakes and not deliberate. We refrain from shame and angerContinue reading “Why we should trust our children”

Listening to my Children Say ‘No’

As we get to know our children better and we put genuine time and effort into getting to know them and prioritising and building our relationship with them we will develop mutual trust and respect with our children. We mustn’t be afraid or offended when we hear our children say ‘no’ to us. It isContinue reading “Listening to my Children Say ‘No’”

Trusting our Children

Trusting our children is the opposite of controlling our children. Trusting our children is enabling them and empowering them. Providing them with a safe place that they can try out their ideas and practice making decisions. For example: We trust them to make decisions about how they want to spend their day: what they wantContinue reading “Trusting our Children”