Practical Parenting: W is for

W-is-for-Windows-of-opportunityWe have glorious “windows of opportunity to interact with our children if we are alert to them.

Take a moment to think about when you are with your children – your hands might be busy, but you can manage to have a meaningful conversation at the same time, such as – while you are making supper, have your child come and play in the kitchen with you, or even better, if they are old enough to help you prepare some of the food, so they feel included in the process, or maybe when you take a bath, chat about the day or on the school trip in the morning or afternoon.  All of these and many more are golden opportunities which often pass us by, to have a bonding conversation.


How was your day? Who did you play with? What was the best thing that happened today?

If you remember that he was worried about something at school, have a follow-up conversation that night to hear how it went. For a child to know you were thinking about him during the day is reminding him of your love in a very tangible way.

About parentcoachsa

Steph has over 30 year's experience working with families to design child care solutions and supporting parents to be the best parents they can be. In addition she has worked with corporates to find work-life balance solutions for their staff. As a practitioner I have become increasingly aware that work-life balance has become a critical issue, particularly in an age in which the demands of work are often at odds with home and family life. I am passionate about family life, it is the catalyst for every other relationship we have - in every other area of life, we expect to study, get a qualification, try something on appro , we want to feel in control - however it is the one area of life, that none of the above applies - Babies do not arrive with a parenting manual! It is my privilege as a Parent and Life Coach, to partner with you as you take hold of the challenges you are facing in your family, in your life and work with you , supporting you to achieve the decisions and outcomes you are choosing for your family and for your life. It is my job, to keep you on track, to cheer you on, when the "going gets tough". Through coaching, understanding of yourself and your child, and his or her phase of development will enable you to consciously develop a parenting style that will benefit you and your family.
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