Relaxed Parenting: Does It Mean I Don’t Care?!

Relaxed Parenting Doesn't Mean I Don't Care

I come up against this quite a lot, especially when I’m out with the kids. My family get how we parent, Mr C’s family get how we parent, our friends get how we parent. Not only do they get it, almost all of them agree that for the most part, the way we parent seems to work. I’m by no stretch of the imagination saying that we are amazing parents; far from it! I’m also not suggesting that ours is the only way – every single one of us, every family, every child, every person’s needs, is different. But the way that we choose to parent works for us, and it works for our kids. I suppose you could call it relaxed parenting, but there are many ways in which it is not relaxed at all. Continue reading “Relaxed Parenting: Does It Mean I Don’t Care?!”

Holidays With Kids: Our Caravan Weekend

Holidays With Kids Caravan

We are very lucky that Mr C’s dad decided that he wanted to retire to a caravan this year. Literally, he sold his house, bought a caravan in Hastings, and now lives his days chilling out in his very cool not-so-little den! What this means for us is that we pretty much have the perfect family holiday destination ready made for almost whenever we fancy a break! Continue reading “Holidays With Kids: Our Caravan Weekend”

Individuality: Is My Child An Extension Of Me?

Individuality Is My Child An Extension Of Me

I’ve been thinking about the freedom I give my kids to be individual, to be themselves, and to express themselves. On the whole, I think I do this pretty well, but then I started thinking about the things I’m not so great at letting go of. And then of course there’s the other side to the argument; should I be entirely responsible for their actions, good bad and ugly? And actually, how much do I want praise for the things that they do? Continue reading “Individuality: Is My Child An Extension Of Me?”