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Sustainable Parenthood: The ABC of Happiness including Acceptance, Boundaries and Cooperation

Sustainable Parenthood: The ABC of Happiness including Acceptance, Boundaries and Cooperation

Becoming and being parents: High expectations and personal growth When we decide to become parents, we might know what we want to incorporate or what we want to distance ourselves from by reflecting on our own childhood. We might start to read about it or exchange thoughts with others about things we feel uncertain about. This might leave us often feeling overwhelmed by expectations. There is no doubt most parents want the best for their children. The question remains: what is the best? What  are the skill important to teach right now? This is especially hard for older parents, who […]

Sustainable Parenthood: Self-Care for busy Parents

Sustainable Parenthood: Self-Care for busy Parents

What are techniques of sustainable parents to include self-care and to maintain their mental and physical well-being? Nobody needs to tell me that parenting is more than a full-time job. While I haven’t got children myself, I have worked with children and for parents in a variety of capacities. I worked as a babysitter, an au pair, an afternoon instructor at a primary school and have experience working with children of six months to 13 years. The way in which parents I worked with were able to maintain their own mental and physical well-being varied a lot from person to […]

The perks of testing and adjusting new routines

The perks of testing and adjusting new routines

Obstacles in the way of implementing a new habit Twenty days into the new year and we all might have an idea about what we want to achieve this year and how 2021 could be better than the last year. Maybe you have by now decided on a wonderful new strategy you want to implement into your life. You have read about how you can plan it (see our blog post from January 6th) and started to test the waters.  Congratulations, you are right on track!  This may also be the time when you encounter the first obstacles. This is […]