Aware Parenting with Joss: My Blog
Some thoughts from the world of Aware Parenting with Joss...
25 Great Games To Play with our Children.
Power reversal games - How to Solve Behaviour Problems with Play. What is power-reversal play? Attachment play is a core aspect of Aware Parenting, founded by Aletha Solter Ph.d. These ways of playing with our kids supports them to release and heal from stress and trauma, strengthens our relationship with our children and helps to […]
Helping our Children to Sleep
Getting our children to go to sleep, and stay asleep, is frequently a source of frustration and is challenging for many parents. By that time of day, most us who are raising our children without a village to help us, are ready to collapse ourselves. So we are often not feeling very patient or resourced […]
What can I do when my baby cries?
Babies are born with the ability to cry. Crying is their main way of communicating. They cry when they are hungry, tired, uncomfortable, sick or in pain and when they are stressed. On average, young babies cry for almost three hours a day, and around 1 in 10 babies cry for a lot longer than […]
Tips for homeschooling during lockdown
How to Survive and Enjoy Homeschooling During Lockdown. We have homeschooled our children since my first child finished Kindy and my daughter has never been to school. We are passionate about homeschooling and natural learning. However, what parents are having to cope with now during lockdown is a very different challenge to navigate. We used […]
Aware Parenting is for parents too!
Aware Parenting is for parents too: A core principle of Aware Parenting is prioritising getting support and care for ourselves as parents in order to be able to support and care for our children. And when our behavior is going off track and we are shouting or feel like we are losing our way, it […]
Helping to make parenting easier
How can we make parenting easier and more enjoyable? There are times for us all when parenting feels challenging and frustrating. Even though we deeply love our children, sometimes it feels hard - we need more support and we just don’t know how to be the parent we want to be or how to help […]
Helping Siblings to Get Along
Many of us who have more than one child have this dream that our children will be the best of friends and will love each other always. And sometimes our kids are so connected and loving, which is so touching and beautiful. But there are also times when they fight and argue and it’s often […]
Trust: The Next Step
Motherhood provides so many opportunities for us to learn to trust ourselves and to trust our children. It’s not easy though. “Trust Children. Nothing could be more simple or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves and most of us were taught as children that we could not […]
They Grow Up So Fast
Just got home after a beautiful weekend away with my son, hanging out at many of our old favourite places from when he was little. At 17 he is increasingly out on his own adventures and hanging out with his friends so it was precious to have him all to myself for the weekend. We […]
Just back from a whole weekend of Special time with my beautiful daughter. Now that my kids are teenagers, they are often off on their own adventures and I miss the days when they were little and wanted to be with me everyday and play with me all the time. So I made a new […]