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Parenthood is about embarking on a wonderful journey with tiny human beings who depend on us physically and emotionally. They require our guidance to nurture and raise them to be a completely independent adult. Having such a huge responsibility as parents, it is always comforting to discover words of wisdom from influential mothers, fathers, and other intellectual people of our age. We have nothing but respect for them. . . . #TheStrollerClub #TSC #parentlife #parentinghacks #parenting101 #parentinglife #parentsofinstagram #parentingtips #nurture #raise #nurtureparenting #wisdom #growingtogether #influencers #influentialmoms #nextgen #futuregeneration #vision #visionary #raisingkids #raisinggirls #raisingboys #inspiration #influentialdads #instagram
My #children are 8 and 11 years old. . All these years have been a confirmation of what I always knew inside: children really do their very best. . #Always . New YouTube video on the channel #ClaireSamuelinEnglish "Children really do their best #admiration " . #raisingchildren #mum #beingamum #singlemum #singlemother #motherhood #raisingkids #nature #forest #positiveeducation #growing
I should be asleep. I want to be asleep. Instead... I am finishing bed laundry and dishes, I am sweeping for the 6th time today, I am stitching up injured stuffed animals and finding missing parts, I am ensuring I have what's needed for breakfast and backup beakfast, I am just getting my shower. I'll go lay down, In my bed that's by now covered fully by sprawled out children and I will get a possible 2 hours of rest before they are awake and ready to go. Waking up to breakfasts to be made and towel laundry on deck. Followed by a fight about how we are not going in the pool at 6am and more sweeping depending on breakfast festivities. . . . There is so much missing from this gentle version that only my version of the single mother spectrum will get. Single mother is not the same for everyone...where some have family and friends constantly around and helping, others don't. Where some have great financial status and can afford every luxury, others can't. . I don't know how hard your situation is I don't know how easy it is but if you a SINGLE mother of my variation...girl I see you! I feel you! And I am with you! #singlemom #notthesame #diffrences #momlife #momstruggles #raisingkids #staystrong #sleepless #geterdone #boymom #girlmom #tired #neverending #reallife #mom #neverquit
Love the warm weather but can't wait to get back to this! Thick coats and hats watching the fireworks! Definitely prefer winter! ❄️🎆⛄️ . . . . #parenting #toddler #kids #kidsaretheworst #dadlife #mumlife #momlife #lifeofdad #parents #raisingkids #dadblog #fatherhood #motherhood #family #children #dadsofinstagram #mumsofinstagram #instadad #instamum #monday #throwback #love #cute #winter #goodtimes #fun #bestfriends #memories #fireworks #happy
BEACHBODIES - Dit weekend waren we op het strand van Scheveningen. Niet om een dagje te bakken, maar om fitte en nog fittere crossfitters te zijn strijden op de @beachthrowdown . 5 jaar geleden is het alweer dat BJ samen met wat crossfitvrienden uit onze box de eerste editie van dit toernooi organiseerde. Toen een klein en gezellig toernooitje op het strand van Zandvoort, inmiddels uitgegroeid tot een van de grootste crossfitevenementen van Nederland en Europa. Wanneer je papa en mama wordt, weet je dat je soms dingen moet laten die je voorheen graag deed. Zeker wanneer je opeens papa en mama x3 bent. Dit is één van die dingen. Vorig jaar nam BJ met heel veel pijn in zijn hart afscheid van de organisatie. Met het groter worden van het toernooi werd ook de tijd en energie die er in werd gestopt steeds groter en dat was niet meer te doen met die drie kleine monsters erbij. Dit jaar stond hij er, mét ons hele gezin en zag ik hem glimmen van trots. Wát was het gaaf en hoe vet is het dan dat je erbij was, toen het allemaal begon. Hoe lekker cliché het ook is om te zeggen dat je er zoveel voor terug krijgt (dat ís ook zo, don’t get me wrong), is het soms ook best jammer dat je hele leuke dingen moet laten schieten, omdat het gewoon niet meer te combineren is. Maar hoe leuk was het om de jongens te kunnen laten zien waar ze over tig jaar aan mee zullen doen (hoewel ze meer interesse hadden in hun wortelknabbels dan in de fitte lijven..). ——————————— Geen hele spannende foto verder, maar dit is wat we tegenwoordig van evenementen zien terwijl we de drie in de gaten houden vrees ik 😅
I refuse that my children play #videogames . I am worried when 8-year-old #kids say that “war must be cool“. . I am feeling better when my son feels deeply moved by a book (in French sorry) about 5children escaping the #war in Syria. . Please share if you know similar #books in English. . New YouTube video on the channel #ClaireSamuelinEnglish ""War must be a cool thing" #positiveeducation " #tree #raisingchildren #mum #beingamum #singlemum #singlemother #motherhood #raisingkids #flowers #nature
Start your week with the courage, convitction and dreams of a five year old, and you can't go too far wrong #mondaymotivation #beasuperhero ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Parenthood is about embarking on a wonderful journey with tiny human beings who depend on us physically and emotionally. They require our guidance to nurture and raise them to be a completely independent adult. Having such a huge responsibility as parents, it is always comforting to discover words of wisdom from influential mothers, fathers, and other intellectual people of our age. We have nothing but respect for them. . . . #TheStrollerClub #TSC #parentlife #parentinghacks #parenting101 #parentinglife #parentsofinstagram #parentingtips #nurture #raise #nurtureparenting #wisdom #growingtogether #influencers #influentialmoms #nextgen #futuregeneration #vision #visionary #raisingkids #raisinggirls #raisingboys #inspiration #influentialdads #instagram
The morning my boy discovered fishing on the way to the sea. 🎣 🎣 🎣 #marina #materninate #raisingkids #motherofboys #fishing #lake #seaside #landscape #passion #holiday #pavelino
The crazy one in the family 😜 I didn't consciously think about how to raise my kids to have a certain personality. You teach them good habits, true, but carving someone's personality is hard. Talia might seem calm and introvert the first 10 minutes you see her and soon you will get to know the real, crazy, independent, energetic her. If you've seen the real Talia you've really seen everything 😁
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Share your stories of the values you want to impart in your child with us. #repost @raisingkarma . My parents raised me to be independent & stand on my two feet. I never faced pressure to get married or settle down on those terms. The focus was to follow my passion & give it my best regardless of the results.❤️ . That’s exactly what we want for #Karma ! For her to find her own voice, be confident in her own skin & chase her dreams whatever they might be. To do that, we have to show her we respect her decisions from a very young age but at the same time guide her when needed. Our simple rule is - If it’s not dangerous or disrespectful, it’s okay!👍 . You guys all know modern parenting is at the heart of how we raise Karma. At the same, the core values of being a good person & having your morals in place don’t change.😊 . Keeping that in mind, I want to know what teachings by your mom made an impact on you & what values do you want to pass on to your kids?❤️🤗😊️ . #CONTESTALERT Join me in the contest started by @Beter_India ⭐️ . ▪️CONTEST RULES▪️ 1️⃣Follow @Beter_India 2️⃣Post a photo/video with your story in caption on YOUR INSTA PROFILE. Use hashtag #TheBeterMom 3️⃣Tag @beter_india , @raisingkarma & also tag 3 friends in your post.😊 . The best entry will receive a hamper worth Rs.3000 from @beter_india - A Spanish brand run by the third generation of the family. They have become an expert in personal care over the last 80 years & are an example of how tradition meets innovation.👌 . NOTE: Contest ends on 28 July! Looking forward to reading your stories!😘 ____________________________ #Beter_India #raisingkarmacollab #sponsored #ad #motherhood #parenting #thebetermom #raisingkids #momblogger #indianmomblogger #mumbaiblogger #instacontest #momcontest #momlife #personalcare #productreview #beingamom #beautyreview #giveaway #raisingkarma
The Secret to Raising Happy Confident Daughters is .............LOVE YOURSELF............. Mothers, are a powerful influence your daughters are always watching so love who you are and be proud of your own accomplishments . . . . . #loveyourbody #bewhoyouare #confidence #veganfitness #selflove #veganbooty #girlswholift #training #veganmuscle #plantbuilt #raisingkids #consistency #growth #vegan #muscle #strength #fitmom #strongwomen #hobby #veganathlete #plantbasedmuscle #veganforlife #daughters #kids #weightlifting #curves #fitness #shelifts #fit #girlswithmuscle
I love this picture of my nephew laughing with such pure joy! 😂 • I had dinner tonight with some of my family members. When I left them, I felt so grateful for the laughter we shared. Yes, I mean laughing hysterically, almost spitting out the water laughter! • Laughter is such a connector! We shared some moments that happened just between us that no one else would get. You had to be there! Those are such precious moments! • Be sure to laugh with your kids, your families, your friends. Aside from being a great connector, it’s also good therapy! 🤣 • ❤️ Bette . . . . . . . #parenting #parentingtips #mom #dad #momlife #dadlife #family #love #familylove #kids #parent #parenthood #raisingkids #children #raisinggreatkids #mommy #daddy #therapy #laughter #relationships #gratitude #life #connection #judgment #balancedparenting #compassion #bettealkazian #quantumconnections
I won’t let him motorboat the dog bowl #assholeparent @mon_alley
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Because a normal family dinner for us is wwaaayyyy different than your typical Sunday dinner! #homecooking #nomnomnom
Our dryer has been taking longer to dry clothes so we cleaned the vent. An easy DIY job, even my son thought so! #diy #dryerventcleaning #dryer #maintanance #homemaintenance #fathersontime #raisingkids #teaching #raisingboys #homerepair
Sunday night thoughts. Have a great week!
So happy @dantesessions joined me for @readingtokids this month! One more month of summer before the start of next school year. This volunteer work is beyond rewarding.... and having your life partner for a reading partner doesn’t hurt, either. 😘 #ParentPractice #RelationshipGoals #Teammate #Love #Family #RaisingKids #HigherLearning #Education #Charity #Volunteer #Reading #ReadingClubs #Read #ForTheKids #ReadingToKids #ReadingTogether #VolunteerWork #Kids #Club #Children #Practice
It’s #nationalicecreamday ! And did you know @mommy_seed has a whole new channel showing how to make money as a kid? The newest video is all about ICE CREAM! Click link in bio to watch the new channel and please subscribe.
Reposting the pics from my brother. Here's my nephew as Captain America along with my friends who arrived dressed like superheroes and totally shocked my nephew and made his 5th bday something that he will always remember. I'll repost more pics as soon as I get a hold of them! #5yearsold #family #goodfriendsgoodtimes #superherobirthday #raisingkids #proudofthem #partysuccess #thankful #blessed #thegoodlife
Needless to say, not all of them are on board with my geocery choices these days. #ohwell #eatorbehungry #notarestaurant 🤣🤣 #bestmom 📸: @alyceoneword
I think this mundial has sparked some past skills! ☺️ Nico & Noah both went to soccer classes a couple of years ago. They were part of a very good team in Miami and played real well! Half way through they started getting bored of going to practice and all games. . They said it was just too much and repetitive! They had really good coaches but I believe they just wanted to explore other options and do more adventurous things! . This last week we have shared with family, and they have especially been able to see some games and hang with one of their cousins who plays as part of a big team in Panama! . We had a chance to watch Pele’s story and see how someone has a passion and goes for it despite all challenges and obstacles! They have also seen, it runs in all family men genes, including their grandpa and uncles.. they have felt all that energy! ❤️⚽️ Also seeing how competition can also be positive when it’s part of team work! . They have been requesting since then to play again! Even my other nephew!💪🏼👊🏼 . Today I sat here... I loved watching their reactions & personalities! Taking turns, and seeing how they have different strengths and how they can use them and have fun! . Not sure what will happen, but all I can do is continue reminding them to see where they think this is coming from, what they want to do with it! They’ve both asked me to take them to class again! I’ve told them to envision them on a team and sleep on it! We will see! 😀🙏🏼 #parenting #spreadlove #familylife #kidsandsports #freeplay #childhood
My firecracker. I think it’s a second child thing. 💙 #myboyp
SUNDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONS!!! . Who has secretly loved seeing someone else's kid being difficult or having a meltdown in public because you're thinking, "at least it's not MY kid"??? . Give us a 👍 if you need to confess!
Happy National Ice Cream Day!! 😋🍦🍨 Enjoy!!! - iknowitsyogurt😝 #nationalicecreamday
I try not to bring up the whole single mom thing... Like literally ever... But this is one of the most challenging parts of raising kids alone.... -when they fall asleep on you and you have no one to help you up off the couch!!! S.O.S!! 😂 I need to slyly maneuver out of this position and try and carry them to their beds!! And they're heavy!! Especially the boy! I try to count it in as a workout when this happens.. But only when Im successful and don't drop them. (Its happened 😒😬😂) Seriously though... Does this count as cross fit?! I'll accept any and all advice, and any pity you may have in the form of wine please. ✌#yolo #sos #raisingkids #momlife #singlemomlife #theyreheavy
Last week we visited a few local farms to pick blueberries and flowers...I HAD to get out of the house to stop the constant arguing and whining 🤣 Our weekend was pretty low key and just had a lot of family time around the house- the girls and I gave their playhouse a facelift🏡 The weather isn’t supposed to be great this week so who knows where the wind will blow us 💨 You can follow our adventures on my stories 📹📷 I hope everyone has a great week! • #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodunited #unitedinmotherhood #thisismotherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #raisingkids #candidchildhood #motherhoodmoments #mommygram #beyond_motherhood #motherhoodsimplified #ig_motherhood #thisismotherhood #vscomom #momlife #mom_hub #happymama #letthembelittle #darlingdaily #motherhoodrising #childhoodeveryday #momswithcameras #honestmotherhood #joyfulmamas #worldoflittles #momtogs #pixel_kids #petitejoys
Oh, ya know, just answering the door all day and walking around the neighborhood like this. But hey, the bug guy asked me out, so I’ve still got game 😂😂🙌🏻 #happyplace #badass #worthy #fit #workout #purpose #entrepreneur #believe #conquer #bestself #military #beauty #fitness #fattofit #selflove #god #goals #toughmudder #raisingkids #divorce #singlemom #bravery #champagne #weekend #vibes #spartan #ocr #seattle #Ragnar #camping
Sometimes I really feel like I need to wear a t-shirt that says "Don't judge me by what I look like." And I'll leave the interpretation up to each person. - While enjoying a popular tourist spot, we struck up friendly conversation with another family. They were very nice and I could tell by their accent that they were not from Panama. So yes, I judged first. However, not out of ignorance. Most Spanish speakers can place different accents from Spain, Argentina, Mexico, and other countries all throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. It's an appreciation for all the ingredients of our sazon! - So I asked the dad if they were visiting the attraction for the first time. He said that they were. He then asked me if I was from here, if I was Panamanian... I told him that I was. He looked back me a little confused and said, "Oh, well it's just that you look Asian..." To that I replied, "Oh, well I am. I am Asian AND I'm from here." I then went running off behind my fast-footed todddler! - Another regular experience of subtle racism by way of ignorance. This was not at all an act of aggression or even ill will. This was straight up lack of awareness, lack of knowledge about geographic history, immigration and slavery to the Americas from Europe, Asia and Africa. People sought and are still seeking opportunities of a better life for themselves and their children. My great grandfather was born in Peru and arrived in Panama by boat. So again, yes, I'm also from here. - It makes me uber aware of how important it is to educate my child about the history of the land she is from, that of her ancestors, and to stay open to our growing global and diverse human community. We ALL belong here. - #momlife #parenting #raisingconsciousness #compassion #diversity #raisingkids #motherhood #motherhoodrising
Dyslexia (or as he says, dlexia) doesn't take a break during the summer, so this kid has to keep pushing ahead. He is not happy about it. Reading + Comprehension + writing is not his jam. 📚📝 The biggest suggestion I can offer anyone, if your kiddo has a hard time reading and writing, do not delay intervention. #dyslexia #advocate #readers #raisingkids #buildingconfidence #saydyslexia #summerisforlearning #teachers #parenting
Whenever we go to @legolandcalifornia we always find something new to do! Today we watched the 4D LEGO movie preview - it was AWESOME! The whole family loved it and left wanting to watch it again!! If you haven’t been to #legolandca I highly suggest it! #sundayfunday #legofamily
Available in both English and French, this story collection has been fun for us on the road in the past couple of weeks. We like it because it has 10 stories to pick from, some well known and some a bit less and different illustrators to keep it changing a bit. #mamzeessundayfavorites #illustratedfairytales #contesdefees #storycollection . . . ‪#mamzeesbookadventure #bookloverforlife #lifewithkids #raisingkids #readlearngrow #raiseareader #bookwormkids #readtoyourchildren #readingwithkids #earlyliteracy #earlylearning #readingtime #storytime #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #booksforkids #usbornebooks #usbornekids #sahm #workfromhome #beyourownbosstoday #okanaganbc #canadianmoms #funfamilytimes #mykidsmyworld
To manage poor choices, @renea_midwife and I give our younger children “thinks” — basically timeouts. We have them cross their legs, put their hands on their knee, and give them one minute for each year of their age. Eden is #learning but it is SO. HARD. to stick to it when she is this damn cute. #dadlife #raisingkids #heartmelter #babymodel
“A successful father will produce a child greater than himself.” -Troy Vincent ~ These kinds of pics always give me the feels. My kids have a dad who works like a dog for his family. The last couple of years we really decided that we were badly lacking in the family time spent all together. This resulted in some mega business decisions being made which have so directly benefited my children. Evenings and weekends spent together are such a blessing, and none of us take it for granted! We want to raise our kids to be ambitious, driven, and successful; but also able to prioritize and remember what’s truly important. ~ ~ ~ ~ #fathersongoals #raisingboys #raisingkids #momtog #momtography #handsondad #screenfreekids #summerevenings #summerevening #fatherson #dadsarethebest #dadsareimportant #manitobamade #manitobasummer #familytimeisthebesttime #successfulpeople #successfulmen #entrepeneurlife #entrepeneurlifestyle #entrepeneurslife #jaymieshalane #momscamera #aspiringblogger
A GENERAL tip about sibling rivalry. There are many reasons that children fight and a lot of those reasons need to be uncovered to heal and correct. They could be feeling:......🤔 ........💔-They aren't getting the attention they need🙃 ........💔-Having a power struggle😤 .........💔-Feeling unlovable😞 .....And so many other reasons.😢🤐😏 For more specific tips, please dm me:) - #sibling #rivalry #siblingrivalry #brother #sister #mom #dad #parenting #singlemom #singleparent #singledad #raisingkids #mentalhealth #positiveparenting #askme #positivediscipline #parent #educator #letstalk #kindness #spreadlove #coach #raisingkids
He’s a good big brother!!
Fun times!
Do you every feel in unchartered territory trying to connect to your teen? Every child is so unique and that can be amazing to see their different gifts bloom. But sometimes, as a parent, I can feel unprepared for the needs of my teen. Are you raising an introvert and wondering what is the best way to cultivate and care for them? Check of my post on The Reluctant Cowgirl! "3 Needs of the Introvert Teen." Clickable link in profile 👆👆👆 https://thereluctantcowgirl.com/3-needs-of-the-introvert-teen/ . . #thereluctantcowgirl #vibrantlife #emotionallyvibrantlife #practicaladvice #selfcaretips #timewithmykids #introvertteen #introvert #connectedfamily #timewithmyteen #careformyfamily #emotionneeds #emotionalhealth #parentingtweens #raisingkids #parentingteens
I’m an #assholeparent because I cannot repair the pancake that my son has torn apart. @kudryashova_ea
This is a late night gratitude post. I haven't been using social media a huge amount recently. Now I work with social media accounts, it is a bit of a bus man's (woman's/person's?) holiday. Being a stay at home parent is a real priviledge but it can also knock your confidence when you return to work. You are a solid negatiator, cook, nappy changer, hand holder, fun maker, detective, sleep deprivation survival artist😂...the list goes on. My new role means I now have to be all those things plus a business woman and a strategist and an employee. 3 weeks ago our facebook reach was 900 people ish per post. I took over and got this week's figures and one post reached 9k! This probably means nothing to most but it means I am doing my job correctly. I work from home with one child at home full time and one at home part time. I am doing my job and not totally embarrassing myself. That deserves a tiny, screwed up face of pride if nothing else. #motherhood #nailingit #actuallyusingadramadegree #whoknewthatwaspossible #impostersyndrome #patontheback #marketing #raisingkids
All the emotions your child feels when they are anxious........sadness, frustration, overwhelm........is just ENERGY! BUT because these emotions vibrate at a slower frequency they feel heavy and dense in your child's body....making them feel uncomfortable.⠀ ⠀ Energy Medicine helps to clear and cleanse these heavy emotions.........it also helps to raise your child's vibration so they can feel the expansive emotions of joy, happiness and gratitude........⠀ ⠀ Yes, it is that simple.......and so are the techniques!⠀ ⠀ If you would like to know more then feel free to contact me for a chat about your child⠀ pauline@paulinepollard.com ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #anxiety #kidsandanxiety #understandingyouremotions #raisingkids #consciousparenting #family #parenting #parents #mom #children #family #mum #child #momlife #childhood #parenthood #positiveenergy #energymedicine
⚡️ Back to school 🙌🏼 Just saying 😜 ⚡️ #mumlife #styleyourgraphics #shopthemartinisisters
We're doing a lot of landscaping, often starting early in the morning before the heat is too bad. Later in the day we might be tearing down the blue cabin or taking out the last bits of furniture, or putting up siding on our new house. Someday we're hoping to sit and relax in our new home but that time has not quite come. Meanwhile we are building muscle, tans and perseverance. Oh, and trying out new sunscreen. #bluecabinpeoplebuild #newbuild #bluecabinfamily #raisingkids #sixkids
Time totally got away from me this Friday! Congrats to @beyleighanne for winning our $15 Shop credit! || Do Want to win a $15 Cozy Cottontail shop credit?! Like and comment on this photo for a chance to win. Winner will be announced every other Friday. Must be following us to win. Next winner will be announced July 25th! . . #cozycottontail #babyblanket #babyaccessories #babyshowergift #babyshowergiftideas #minkyblanket #boylife #raisingkids #motherhood #gift #customgift #babies #boymom #girlmom #handmade #utahsown #shopsmall #shoplocal #babybows #bows 🎀 #quotes #mombloggers #moms #rusticnursery #babyblanket
Let’s talk potty training. IT SUCKS!!!!!! My daughter who is my oldest regressed big time when my boys were born, which is totally normal. I get that! Since she also watches Kids YouTube videos and there was also a time where YouTube got hacked with fake videos of real cartoons that was not kid friendly which scared my daughter and one of them was a potty video. I thought I was nuts when I saw these videos and couldn’t believe my eyes until a news story aired and I was so happy because not only did it bring attention to parents but I knew I wasn’t crazy. My husband and I tried everything under the sun to get her to go in the potty and she would literally shake and freak out. Today while I was at work my husband tricked her saying her brother peed in the potty and put water in it. She said let me try and whipped her pants right down and showed no problem. I get home today and tried that same trick and yaaaaaay we got pee pee in the potty. It only took 2 years of me and my husband ripping our hair out trying to get her to pee. If only we thought of this sooner 😂😂😂 I am so proud of my baby girl! So those of you that are struggling with potty training this is my tip for you to try. It’s been successful and she is actually all about the potty now. Day 1 down - many to go 😂😂😂. Shout out to my hubby for being awesome! 💗Way to go Gigi 💕🤗😊🙌🏻 #pottytraining #parentinghacks #toddlers #peepeeinthepotty #mommystimeout #mtoblog #raisingkids #daddyisthebest #parenthood #parentingtricks #parentlife
Last week, we spent an amazing day @thetechmuseum with the kiddos! We were a little skeptical, because our kiddos are young, on whether or not they would be entertained...and were pleasantly surprised! All THREE kids, and their mom and dad, had a blast exploring, discovering, and learning! 😍 . Here is Claire at the #bodyworldsdecoded Exhibit, with Iris her Tango-enabled smartphone. This smartphone allowed her to view and interact with all the 3D models. Her favorite, were the full sized human body plastinates!! 🧠 . Check out our instastories for more pictures of our adventures in this highly recommended museum.
It's good to be a kid.... A wonderful day on beautiful Cable Beach. We saw fossilised dinosaur track prints from the Crustaceous period, explored rock pools, had a picnic on the beach, threw balls to frolicking dogs, watched big crabs and little hermit crabs scurrying along. After a long enjoyable 13km walk on this endless beach, we had a gelato and a swim. An amazing place if you enjoy the outdoors. I love making memories like today. These are the moments that families cherish and recall as wonderful childhood experiences. Fantastic quality time. . Spending one on one time with your kids can maintain open communication, affection, empathy and understanding in both directions. Pivotal during late childhood and adolescence, where parental influence is at times secondary to peers and technology. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #holidaywithkids #travelwithkids #enjoylife #raisingkids #fun #beachlife #beach #familyadventure #bestholiday #qualitytime #parentingteens #spendtimetogether #familymoments #kidsmatter #australia #wildchild #handstand #lifeofadventure #visualsoflife #balancedlife #parenting #family #parentingskills #parentingtips #parentinggoals #familymoments #parentingblog #parenthood #mindfulparenting #consciousparenting
NEW BABY, BIG ADJUSTMENT Having a baby is possibly the biggest psychological transitions a woman is likely to make in her lifetime and it follows that during this period she may be vulnerable to developing mental health problems. In Australia, approx. 1 in 3 women experience postnatal depression and over 14% experience birth-related PTSD. 50% of postpartum major depressive episodes begins prior to delivery.  Rates of domestic violence and conflict also increase in this period, due to spousal tension, frustration, role changes, power struggles, financial strain, sleep deprivation and exhaustion. Motherhood is so idealised in our society that it leaves little room for women to admit to needing help or that they’re struggling with the adjustment. Unrealistic expectations also routinely set mothers up for self-blame and feelings of failure. If depression and anxiety set in, this can sometimes impact on the attachment bonding with the infant, further adding to unpleasant feelings and failure scripts in the mother. It is essential for mothers who are struggling to be empathetically supported to get all the psychological and practical support they need during this complex life adjustment period. Reminding new parents that they are learning and respectfully normalising the confusion and uncertainty they feel is important. It's normal for parenthood to be a huge adjustment for both partners, but especially the all consuming role of the primary caregiver of an infant. MOTHERS - if you are emotionally struggling, please seek as much help as you need from your family, friends, Dr, Psychologist . It takes a village to raise a child, every baby is different, and asking for help is a healthy self caring choice. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #postnataldepression #perinatalmentalhealth #emotionalsupport #youmatter #parenthood #depression #newparents #motherhood #mothercare #pnd #seeksupport #recovery #mentalhealthsupport #mothers #psychologytips #attachment #bonding #babylove #becomingaparent #postpartumjourney #motheringttemother #family #parentingskills #postpartum #parentingtip #perinatal #newmum #becomingamother #raisingkids
TRANSITIONAL OBJECTS AND SECURE ATTACHMENT Pink teddy has travelled the world with us since my daughter was born (seen here in Iceland in its winter coat). Teddy is an example of a transitional object – a comfort item that bridges a link between a new situation and the comfort of home. A need for comfort is part of being human, and comfort objects remind us of feeling calm, secure and loved. Studies have found that kids with strong bonds to transitional objects have stronger attachment to their parents, can self soothe and are happier than those without.  The objects psychological importance usually fades by early adolescence, but many people keep their special childhood object, as it brings happy memories of connectedness and attachment. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #attunement #attachment #bonding #motherdaughter #teddy #transitionalobject #psychologytips #parentingadvice #parenting #parentingtip #parenthacks #kidsmatter #childsplay #childpsychology #dailyinspiration #attachmentobject #icelandtravel #travellingwithkids #positiveparenting #secureattachment #consciousparenting #parentinggoals #attachmenttheory #raisingkids #consciousparenting #mindfulparenting #raisinglittlehumans
$2,275.01 😳 This is really scary. Its not the end of the year yet.
With @laytonaustin n @skyler_austin hiking for real, our next project is training a new crew to hike and geocache #geocaching #hiking #goarmy
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