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We want to be good parents and we want to give our children as much of our focus and time as we can. We know that giving our children our time is important for their optimal development. Yet we’re swamped with demands and juggling our family’s schedules and individual needs. We can certainly look for areas to simplify and be conscious of how we are prioritizing our time as much as we can. Yet, beyond the basics of keeping our children safe and healthy, we know we’ve also got a duty to care for their mental, social and emotional needs. As a conscious and dedicated parent, we expend significant energy observing our children’s behaviour and needs, evaluating our parenting strategies and adjusting our approach, while also managing ourselves. That’s a lot on our plates. Is there anything we can do to make better use of time with our kids? To…

These last few weeks have been a big adjustment for our family, as I imagine it has for many others. We have had a major work change for one member, public school starting for another and our youngest has started his first foray into public, group childcare. Needless to say, we have seen more than a few effects from these big changes. For our youngest, it has been difficult adjusting to being away from his home and family. It became apparent through his meltdowns at home and his clinging, begging and crying at drop-off, that he was struggling. Add to that, he outright told us that he did not like daycare! We made sure there was no actual problem with the choice of childcare venue, of course. But since he was drawing on every argument and method of convincing us that a small human could muster, and every day he…

Perhaps you are like most of my clients and feel that procrastination is a major issue in your life.  As a life coach I research a variety of topics for clients, but I am also always engaged in my own personal development.  Procrastination is one area that I have done a LOT of research on, so you can guess that I may have experienced its effects personally.  (Winks.)  In fact, I will admit that I didn’t even want to start researching this topic.  Worse than that, my research was actually an elaborate ploy to avoid doing something even more unpleasant!  I finally did and would like to share a few ideas I have learned about the topic. Let’s be clear, though.  Why we put stuff off is a HUGE subject.  In this brief article we only have time for a small piece.  While some people can make some gains in…

January is a great time to focus on results.  We think about last year’s and we commit to a fresh start.  If you are like most people you have probably gotten discouraged with resolutions at some point.  We all know that motivation and commitment are important.  Learning some new information or strategies can help.  Having a group or buddy is supportive.  We merely need to change our behaviours.  So, WHY AREN’T WE ALL HEALTHY, LOVED, FAMOUS OR RICH??  I believe that our beliefs hold us back.  You may say be wondering how you can believe you want something, but it’s your beliefs that also stop you?”  Stay with me.  I will explain how this is possible.  And normal. Our limiting beliefs hold us back. While some beliefs operate at a conscious level, most are operating at a subconscious or unconscious level.  It is these ‘less-than-conscious’ beliefs which are getting in…