Tag: life skills

Teen meltdown - a strategy to stop a tantrum in its tracks

A strategy to stop a teen meltdown in its tracks

My son is the master of the teen meltdown. To be honest, he was also a master of the toddler meltdown, the preschooler meltdown and the beware-of-the-10-year-old-boy meltdown. You could say he’s…

What parents could have done differently

40+ things adults wish their parents had done differently

AskReddit is often a good read for vox-pop type discussions. Someone asks a question and everyone opens up. I recently came across a thread about what people wish their parents had done…

Parental resilience - how to increase your ability to cope, so you can better help the kids

5 ways to build your parental resilience

Resilience is a hot topic, almost always in the context of our children. But what about parental resilience? It makes sense that resilient parents have a better chance of raising resilient kids.…

Helping our kids develop self acceptance. #parenting #tweens #teens

5 ways to teach kids the power of self acceptance

I am a firm believer in the importance of self awareness and self acceptance. Of understanding, knowing and believing in who we are as individuals.  Years ago, I chanced upon the HBO…

3 strategies to help kids develop critical thinking skills

Critical thinking skills for kids are considered crucial for problem solving and effective decision making. In fact, critical thinking may be the most important skill our kids can develop. It’s not enough…

Kids, turn off phone notifications and take back your time

Our #1 rule for our kids’ mobile use

This is a really simple phone rule for kids, but it surprises me how many families don’t make it mandatory. Let me tell you, it’s non-negotiable at our place. If my kids…

Mumlyfe shares useful stories to help you raise nice kids and feel good about yourself too.

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