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Make this Holiday Season the Best Yet

make this holiday season the Best  yet with your family the holiday season doesn't need to be stressful and chaotic Holidays and more opportunities to connect with family are always something to look forward to at this time of year. It doesn't always turn out as...

What I Stand for as a Father

Based on deep feelings in my bones, research and experience I choose to parent in a way that has the potential to change the world.  In a way that is better for my family, better for peace, better for the well-being of the planet we share. I see my children's needs as...

From fights to connection with kids

Just like intimate relationships, conflicts with children whether it is a parent or with another child conflict is a normal part of relating.  How we interact and move through the conflicts is an opportunity for both parents and children to develop relating skills...

Parenting for Change

Sometimes in the chaos of family life, it's hard to connect to the bigger picture of the cultural revolution lead by parenting that is happening on the planet.  It amazes me just how significant it is to cultivate the emotional wellbeing of children and it's potency...

What is setting you off?

Conflict is normal for couples to experience. The way we handle disagreements has a great influence on the direction of the relationship. Conflicts handled well build more trust and intimacy, whereas poorly handled conflicts add to resentment and mistrust which are...

The lazy man’s way out of a health rut

The more I ‘work out’ the more I crave healthy food, the more I eat healthy food, the more I desire to be active. The more these things are under wraps, the more present and emotionally clear I feel. The more self-empathy and acceptance I have the more healthy choices...

Connection through challenge

There is no more important value than a connection with our kids. It's the foundation of all nurturing relationships. Connection enables the safety for kids to thrive in many areas of life. There are so many opportunities to nurture a warm connection with our kids. ...

everyday opportunities for connection

It is the little things that can make a big difference to how connected you are feeling in your relationship. Sometimes in a busy life we can get so caught up in managing busyness we step out of connection, passing each other as if we were work colleagues going about...

The magic of autonomy and community working together

There is a lot to be said about socialisation whether it is imposed or not in the way we relate as individuals. I enjoy digging around in research on peaceful cultures to look at their collective values, often these are cultures from a distant past or mostly isolated...

Discipline is supposed to be serious, right?

It’s nearly impossible to imagine that there are playful discipline strategies. How can this be when there are battles over bedtimes, sibling rivalry, tantrum-throwing toddlers and other behaviours that can bring so much frustration to a parent? Most of us...