Parenting

I am a coach for parents. But what on earth does this mean? It means I work with stress out families, all over the world, to show them how what is happening in their heads is effecting their day to day lives with their kids.

How would this work? Check out the testimonials page to see what clients have said: they were amazed how much their lives and that of their families changed.

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Parent Power? How we get into battles and how to avoid them

Parenting can become the ultimate battleground for power. For example, Fox news (USA) reported that a mother made her daughter dress in nasty second-hand clothes to teach her not to bully classmates on their dress sense (http://fox13now.com/2013/05/17/mom-gives-bullying-daughter-a-unique-punishment/) The poor lassy’s picture is to the...

Tooth Fairy

Mummy, mummy it came out! It came out! Looooooooooook!!!!! Last night was my first gig as the Tooth Fairy. All did not go to plan. Milk teeth are small. Amazingly small in fact. The first thought I had was: how I am going to find that little thing, under a pillow, in the...

Putting a spout on it

The first guest post at FureyCoaching.com…… drum roll please…… introducing WinnThinking ……. Rebecca Winn is a wonderful business coach who has penned this lovely post about children’s creative minds and the power of coaching.  A great deal of our conflict as parents is the difference between our thinking process and that of our children … if we could see some of the glorious ways they think, there would be less fighting and more...

Mirror, Mirror

Missy M has a rather annoying habit: she is a drama queen. She will create a little scene, say on the bus. Then check, out of the corner of her eye, who was paying attention. This bugs me. Why? It doesn’t matter, it is really...

And then there are days like these

There are days when you may feel as wise as the Buddha; when all is calm and everything is clear. Then there are days like these – when the best that you can do, is to acknowledge that you have the mental and emotional capacity of a flea, hunker down and wait for the storm to pass (whilst hoping that as little damage as possible has been...

How come everyone has an opinion on our parenting?

An extract of the article published in Inspirational Woman Magazine, Jan 2013 “How come everyone has an opinion on our parenting?” – Jan 2013 p.24-25   “Oooooh, dear, you don’t want to dress her like that! She’ll catch her death of cold!” (Then the random strange old lady goes and feels my daughter’s hands!) “Ooh, they are quite warm, aren’t...

A household of computers – one family’s journey

An Except of the article, published in Mothering Matters: http://motheringmatters.ch   “Mummy?” (Missy M pokes at the camera screen and attempts to swipe.) “Mummy? It’s broken! Look!” “Sweetheart, not everything is touch screen.” “Why not?”   I hesitate to write this, because the topic of technology and children is highly controversial, and each family varies in its...

Growing up too fast?

I have been anxious recently. I have been seeing the things my daughter is into, what she likes to watch, and how she likes to play, and I have been worrying. She is growing up to fast. She is losing her baby...

Stress and the Bear

We have a wonderful system for stress and dealing with threat. The bummer is that: 1. It was designed for us millions of years ago, and works optimally if you are a caveman/woman 2. It is good for about 20 minutes, then it starts...

Right on Mama!

Oh Mummy, you’re so right! You’re get it right all of the time, don’t you? (Mummy blushes) Well not all of the time dear, I just try my best One of my parenting beliefs, which is entirely personal to me, is that I am not always...

Can I panic now?

The phone rings. This is unusual, as most people use my mobile. This also usually means a frustrating conversation in pigeon English or mashed up German. Its Missy M’s Kindergarten teacher. This cant be good. The only time she has called me, was when we miscommunicated the time Missy M was going to turn up one day, and I got the where-on-earth-is-your-daughter phone call (always...

The magic trick of speech

…and how do we know this story is about Magic? It has a black cat in it……. There was a cat on a quiet road. A beautiful black cat. Missy M wanted to go and play: Please Mummy. Please can I play with the...

Stress class, lesson 342

So here is the scene: I’m in hospital, sitting in a chair. I have both arms out in front of me with 20 different liquid blobs and 20 different markers just begging for my skin to rebel with a rash. A little plastic pineapple timer counts down 15 minutes exposure from essence of birch tree to fluffy...

The Motherhood Rap

And you know its true! Being a parent is, more often than not, completely different to what we thought it would be. We teeter on the edge of chaos every single day, with only our thoughts about our situation determining whether we sink or...

Sleepless in St Gallen, Switzerland

There appeared to be a conspiracy last night to keep sleep from me. By 1.30am I had switched bedrooms to escape the sleep-talking husband’s nocturnal adventures, only to be woken at 3.30am by Missy M’s screams that her toy dog (an actual toy, rather than a tiny dog that looks like a toy) had fallen out of...

Losing weight and losing your cool

So this morning, I did the thing that I had been dreading: I stepped on the scales after the Christmas excess. Most of the mince pies have gone, the bubbly has been drunk, and the chocolates are a long distance delicious...

Help your Expat Kids Cope

I had the privilege to have a guest blog published in the Geneva Family Diaries today: “Oh, they’ll be fine! Children are amazing aren’t they? They just soak up languages like a sponge” I have lost count of the amount of times I have heard...

Beware the polar bear…..

A silly little thing happened today. But life and parenting are made up of silly little things – they are the fabric, so often worth paying attention to….. My daughter and I have been going to the same spot in the woods for around 4 weeks, so she can go to Waldkinder (kids go mad in Swiss woods for a few hours and get very...

Parents! Are you holding the world together?

Over the last couple of days, little Furey has had a fever. Its been climbing up and up, then dipping down to almost nothing, before taking off again like a rocket ship. I am exhausted. Upon reflection, I realise why (although sleeping on her bedroom floor does have something to do with...

The changes

If you have been following my work, you will have noticed that its gone a little quiet over at FureyCoaching. There are a few reasons for this: 1. I have found myself writing a great deal for magazines (see articles...
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