Self-care – I’m so bad at it!

Self-care is something I’m always telling parents to do and a key aspect of NVR, yet I’m bad at doing it myself!  The week before Christmas I realised just how bad I was when I ended up spending several days in my pj’s with exhaustion, a migraine and feeling under the...

Boundaries vs Baskets

  What’s the difference between boundaries and baskets?  It’s a question I was asked recently and has come up before, so here’s an explanation. Baskets are what we use in NVR to help determine and prioritise the behaviours that you are going to focus...

Communicating with your child

We communicate all the time, with everyone, it’s natural (for most people) and part of our lives. We don’t always think about how we communicate though. It can be very easy to communicate in a way that doesn’t give the intended message, or isn’t helpful to the other...

Trigger Happy!

As a parent you probably spend a lot of time trying to work out what might be the cause of negative behaviour, anger or sadness in your child. And, the NVR training gives us a framework for proactively looking for ‘triggers’ that might cause a meltdown. You might be...

How I’ve used NVR successfully

My posts over the last few months have been focused on the pillars of NVR (Non Violent Resistance) and how to put it into practice in your home. It’s all very well blogging in a theoretical way about NVR, but, what is it about this methodology that makes it special?...

How to keep everyone happy

If you were to poll mums and dads about what they really want for their family – besides an all-inclusive trip to Barbados – I imagine the top answer would be: I just want everyone to be happy. By everyone, I mean the whole family. I’m sure they don’t care...

Some exciting news!

I hope you don’t mind. This time I’m taking a mini-break from my usual blog content. There’s a really good reason for this change to the viewing schedule: I’m really struggling to concentrate on writing something along ‘normal’ lines because there is something SO...