These are activities and prompts on a variety of topics to help you pause, step back and tap into your knowledge and expertise as you work out how to move forward in that particular area.
Boost Your connection with your child
In those moments when you're struggling with your child's behaviour and not sure what do to next it can be really valuable to take a step back and explore what the world looks like from your child's perspective.
Sometimes that exploration from a different angle can bring real lightbulb moments. This is a journalling activity with some questions to help you do this and make use of your insight and knowledge of your child to really see, hear and understand what's going on for them.
If you're feeling like you've lost your way a little then starting with what you do know about yourself and spending time considering what makes you tick can be an important step in reconnecting with and rediscovering yourself.
This reflection sheet was created for adults to use as they reconnect with who they are and what matters to them. It's great for journalling and can also be used for discussion.
GETTING ON THE SAME PAGE AS YOUR CO PARENT
How often do you find big arguments happening over how you and your co-parent handle things with your child? How often do you worry about the messages this sends to your child?
Whether you're in a relationship or apart parenting can be a massive flashpoint between adults. How you raise your children is an emotive subject.
There may not be any quick fixes or easy answers, but there are steps you can take to begin to move towards a more positive and unite approach to parenting your children. This document can be used to help you talk together or for you to complete as an individual to explore how you can begin to do that.
Freedoms and Responsibilities
How much of a battle do you have getting your child to do chores or take responsibility? How often do you find yourself feeling resentful as your child or teen embraces more freedom, but still leaves you with all the responsibility?
This can be incredible frustrating as a parent when you want to offer more freedom, yet you also want your child to understand the responsibilities which comes with growing up and ultimately becoming more independent.
This tool is to help you have conversations with your child about the balance between freedom and responsibility – there are both questions and visual resources to enable you to explore what this balance looks like for you and how you can take positive steps forward which you agree together. It has a mixture of prompts and ideas and space to add your own. It can be used in parts or as a whole according to your needs and adapted for different ages.
If you’re looking at how you can encourage your child to consider how freedom and responsibility come hand in hand and give them a voice in the process of exploring what this looks like then this tool can be used to help you do that.
COnnected Family WorkBook
This coaching work book is a great tool for those who want to begin thinking about how to make family life more connected. This is an opportunity to consider what connection looks like for your family and how you can make it happen more.