In spite of the six thousand manuals on child-raising in the bookstore, child-raising is still a dark continent and no-one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and a lot of luck - and of course, courage.
Mr Bill Cosby.
Bill is right. Sometimes we over complicate this kid raising caper. We do need a lot of luck and a lot of love.
Being a mum and dad in school holidays can be downright challenging at times. It's the time I have to pay particular attention to how I parent. Often, particularly when the kids are driving me nuts, I need to stop, unhook myself from the unhelpful thoughts whizzing about my head and breathe deeply. Give it a try - right now - 5 long, slow deep breaths. Don't worry no one is watching.
It's easy to forget that our thoughts are not us. Their just random thought's drifting on by. We have around 70,000 thought's each and every day and isn't that exhausting in itself? Thoughts are perfectly natural. It's when we get hooked by them, stuck or trapped that they becomes unhelpful. Or is that just me!