Posts tagged Positive Parenting
How your praise and criticisms can harm your child’s self-esteem.

Are you the kind of parent who is a fabulous cheerleader for your child? Are you the first one to say:

  • “You’re amazing”
  • “What a great job you did” (regardless of whether they did or didn’t!) 
  • “You are the best/smartest/most sporty/talented kid ever”
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Did you know? Feeling guilty about your parenting makes you a worse parent.

Parents often feel guilty about their parenting. Perhaps you feel that too? Mums and dads often feel guilty about working long hours and not spending enough time with the kids, being short tempered and yelling a lot or feeling helpless when your children are having a hard time with friends or school. 

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Shaping your teens good eating habits and healthy attitude to food

Teens and body image

With all of the issues around body image and peer pressure to eat certain things, to look a certain way – it’s hard for teens to know what a healthy diet looks like and of course we want to help them develop great habits to hold them in good stead for life!

Many parents worry about how they’re going to save their teen/pre-teen from a lifelong struggle with being obsessed with their weight and instead learn to focus on health. As a parent you can make a huge different by creating good foundations for life-long health

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Healthy eating for parents: being a good role model for your family.

I’m excited to share our first interview in our 4 part series on FOOD and your family: how to develop a stress-free, healthy and balanced lifestyle for everyone from toddler to teen.

As a parent, you want to live a long and happy life so you can watch your kids grow to become healthy and happy adults and have their own families. All parents want to be good role models for their children BUT many parents have grown up NOT having a healthy relationship with food themselves.

Does any of this this sound familiar to you? 

  • “I can’t have chips, chocolate biscuits, ice-cream in the house, because I’ll eat the lot”, OR
  • “I know that sugar, carbs, deep fried foods are Bad and only fresh organic veges are good BUT I always go for the bad stuff…especially when I’m upset”. OR
  • Are you on the never ending cycle of diet, lose weight look and feel good… increase weight then diet again? Or
  • Do you start all kinds of different diets looking for the magic one and give up after a few days and feel like a failure?
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