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”

Saying ‘Yes’ to Our Children

Saying yes to our children builds our relationships and develops mutual trust and respect. It lets our children know, that we trust that they know what they need and, by positively engaging with them, we show our support for their learning journey. Conversely, if we are constantly attempting to redirect them to what we thinkContinue reading “Saying ‘Yes’ to Our Children”

What if I trusted my Child?

What if we stop shaming and belittling our children for being human? What if we respect them when they say ‘no’? What if we value their opinion? What if we accept that they make mistakes and are able to learn from them? What if we acknowledge that they are experts on themselves? What if weContinue reading “What if I trusted my Child?”

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’”