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5 ways to ease parental stress

5 DAILY HABITS TO EASE PARENTAL STRESS


A parent’s stress is like an emotional smoothie which has the potential to blow the lid off the jug and make a huge mess! Parental stress can be a blend of thoughts and emotions; from frustration to a child not doing what we want, to guilt because we blame ourselves for whatever is going on. There’s the bombardment of mental…

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how to be an ally to your medically complex child

HOW TO BE AN ALLY TO YOUR MEDICALLY COMPLEX CHILD


When your child is born with disabilities or complex medical needs, there are areas of your life and theirs where you will have to learn to fight. You will have to learn to speak up, sometimes to shout, to ensure your child’s needs are being met. One of those environments is with medical care. For those of us who have…

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Parent Allies- the three problems with attachment parenting

The three problems with Attachment Parenting


When my first daughter was born I slipped seamlessly into attachment parenting. I Instagrammed a photo of my daughter breastfeeding everyday for about 6 months. I would go to Sling Libraries just for fun! I was a proud, evangelistic attachment parent. But increasingly I find myself holding attachment parenting up to the light, peering at it as though seeing the tiny…

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HOW TO BE AN ALLY TO ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN


Welcome to Sara from the incredible blog Happiness is Here. Sara shares her life with four wonderful children and is here to paint a picture of how we can be a parent ally to all of our children amidst their different, individual needs… Being an ally to children means respecting their rights and autonomy, but how does that work when you have…

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allied parenting, parent allies

THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF ALLIED PARENTING


Power sharing Parent Allies use their privilege and power as adults to help their children get their needs met and to achieve their hopes and dreams. In a very practical way children are penalised for being children – objects are outsized, packets tricky to open, resources hard to access. Parents use their position to help a child do what they need…

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what is a parent ally

WHAT IS A PARENT ALLY?


Children are one of the last people groups who are routinely marginalised. That may seem like an extreme claim, but think about how recently you last heard someone speak plainly and in a derogatory manner about children. For me, it was last week, on Facebook. ” I don’t like children” someone contributed, quite randomly on a parenting thread. Such a…

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