Lisa's Blog

The latest insights and ponderings on issues facing modern parents and tips for finding peace.

05
Dec

Elf on the Shelf – Don’t get me started!

Can you believe it? Here we are at the start of December and the holiday season is going to be quickly upon us. There are many things about the holidays that I love, the chance to cozy up by the fire or watch a great game of football (Come on, Patriots!). I love the sense...
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28
Nov

They should behave, they’re not behaving, RIGHT!

Have you got some RULES in your head about what is ‘the right’ kind of behaviour for a ‘responsible parent’ who’s bringing up a good kid? Can you picture how they deal with their kid when the kid is acting up / not listening / won’t get off xbox / talks back? Maybe you have...
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21
Nov

How do you want your kids to remember you?

Last week I wrote about a couple of parenting concepts and how I thought they related to the story in the film ‘Finding Nemo.’ If you missed that you can find it HERE.Have you seen the Pixar film, ‘Coco’, that was released by Disney? Isn’t it funny how us moms know all the plots of the kid’s...
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20
Nov

The phone “grunt” doesn’t mean what you think…

There’s that moment that comes just after you’ve made an effort for your kid. It’s not as though you scaled an ice-covered mountain for them, but you’re feeling that you deserve to be acknowledged, at least. You deserve those big long-lashed eyes of your kid to look up at you like you’re the best mom...
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14
Nov

‘Keep Swimming’ when parenting gets tough

Do you ever find that the challenge of parenting feels like swimming in a sea that’s rough? I was on a call with some parents in one of the most recent classes I’ve been teaching, and I was talking to them about how what we see on the SURFACE with our child’s BEHAVIOR is not...
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