Judging by the books and blogs on parenting there is a lot of information out there on how to do it. We can get quite caught up in the tasks, getting it right according to the latest research or popular blog.
We can look for fixes, solutions and bright shiny saviours that we can trust in, hoping it will take away any feelings of uncertainty we have have. When I meet a pregnant couple I have one question in mind and its my litmus tester:
How do you cope with uncertainty?
Mothers... you are invited to a retreat that provides a safe space to reflect on what matters most; your connection with your child/ren, loved ones and yourself.
This is a reflective exploration of Circle of Security core themes.
Maybe I'll see you there - register online.
Dawson makes comment in The Australian Mining Review
We've been hearing of disturbing trends for FIFO rosters becoming less family friendly, as mining companies seek to cut costs and those left are desperate to keep their jobs.
There are many families with a FIFO parent who make the lifestyle work really well - for themselves, their partners and their children. But for some families, the unique stresses from this lifestyle catch up with them - especially mums with young children. Dawson makes comments on FIFO - the effects on partners and the role of organisational leaders - in this article by the Australian Mining Review...
It can be difficult to make sense of children’s medications.
You're welcome to contact FamilyWorks if you have concerns about your child.
Here's a great paper that gives us an overview of the science of resilience in children. Which kids have it and why, and dispelling some myths...
It not for those wanting a magical solution to raising resilient children :)
Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience.
Have you wondered what Infant Massage was all about?
We've been appreciating Brene Brown's book "Daring Greatly - How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead"
At the end of the book she provides this Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto.
Post Separation Overnight Care of Children 0-3 Years
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Also, check out the Courage to Lead Retreat (Daring Greatly) happening in September