Debunking the Most Common Misconceptions About Childhood Sexual Abuse

by Michelle Derrig   Trigger warning: This article focuses on the topic of childhood sexual abuse which may be triggering for some readers.   Talking about childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is of course, a very overwhelming and unpleasant task. So,… Continue Reading >

How was school today?

As we send our children to school we trust learning is taking place, and it is. But how do we know? The conversations we have with our children are imperative to building partnerships between school and home, and connecting in… Continue Reading >

Kids have Self-image Issues too: 6 Ways to Nurture Body Positivity

By parenting coach & trained counsellor, Rany Moran – ranymoran.com   Discover 6 ways parents can raise and praise strong, healthy children, and protect them from the tolls of body image issues. Have you ever looked at yourself in the… Continue Reading >

Would you start educating your 3 year old about sexual abuse?

If you had asked me this question a number of years ago the answer would have been a definitive NO. I would have explained ‘our children are growing up in an oversexualized world and we must protect their innocence for… Continue Reading >

Top ten tips to getting the spark back in your relationship after childbirth

You have just bought your beautiful baby home from the hospital and you are so in love, exhausted and overwhelmed all at the same time.  Suddenly your relationship to your partner has taken a back seat and not only has… Continue Reading >

It’s Time to Pull Your Head Out

I totally understand that the thought of something terrible happening to your precious child can be too much to bear. Sometimes its easier to tell yourselves that nothing like ‘that’ will ever happen to your child.  Sometimes it’s easier to… Continue Reading >

The Language of Love: The Father Who Learned Spanish For His Son

In 2015, David Bottomley found himself in a unique and frustrating situation. Earlier in the year, his son Stewart had fallen for a Spanish woman named Atenea, sparking a whirlwind trip to Spain to meet their future in-laws. With the… Continue Reading >

When something just doesn’t feel right!

When it comes to having effective body safety conversations, it is essential that we help our young children to identify inappropriate behaviour. However, it is also important to teach them to trust their own intuition when ‘something just doesn’t feel… Continue Reading >

Why We Need A Mental Diet

I’m reading this amazing book called Mental Diets, by a guy called Neville Gottard.  I am a bit of a bookworm when it comes to self-growth and personal development.  Not just because it’s my chosen career but I have a… Continue Reading >

Introducing Body Safety to Young Children: Part 2

 As discussed in last month’s blog ‘Introducing Body Safety to Young Children: Part 1’ it is essential that every parent takes the time to educate and empower their young children about keeping their body safe. Whilst Part 1 details the… Continue Reading >