parenting

Mental Health Monday: Why I let my daughter see me cry…

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Olivia has just turned 2, and she’s already so receptive to other people’s emotions. She has been from a very young age. If she sees or hears a baby crying, she goes over to them and tries to comfort them in her own adorable way. She understands that certain things make […]

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Mental Health Monday: The "Worry-O-Meter"

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff This is something that I recently came across as a tool to help children address things that worry them – it’s a tool used by social workers a lot when children unfortunately end up involved in the court system for a number of reasons, and it works like this… There’s a […]

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health

Learn to love yourself

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff The title says it all really, all I have seen lately is people beating themselves up whether they are too thin, too fat, too tall…the list is endless, but when did it become okay for us to beat ourselves up this way? Essentially, we’re torturing ourselves whenever we look in the […]

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Mental Health Monday: why the stigma?

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff You may be familiar with the hashtag #endthestigma on social media, used in conjunction with posts about our mental health. Opening up discussions about mental health can reduce the stigma and lead to better understandings of what the issues may be, but why is there such a stigma in the first […]

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Mental Health Monday – Self Care Days.

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Today was a really difficult day Mental Health wise. I’ve been a bit weepy and for once – I didn’t hide it from Florence. Instead, I actively involved her in a self care day. I told her that I had a difficult phone call and that I was a little bit […]

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Mental Health Monday: New Year’s Resolutions

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Today is New Year’s Day. The first day of 2018. Does anyone else think 2017 just flew by? Anyway, most people reading this will have made new year’s resolutions last night… a few common ones in my house growing up were to stop biting your nails or to lose weight. It’s […]

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Mental Health Monday: Speak Up

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Although we may have all spent our teenage years trying desperately to get away from embarrassing parents, parents are a class of people that we will all come across in everyday life. Hopefully, many of you reading this post are parents – mothers or fathers. It’s so important to understand and […]

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Is Santa Claus Damaging Children’s Mental Health?

Now we are drawing closer to the festive season I am seeing more and more early birds on social media with their Christmas shopping already sorted. They have stacks and stacks of toys for their children and are posing questions like “Is this enough for my ___ year old?” and “How much of this should be from Santa?”.  I think it’s amazing that people want their kids to have nice things, and I am pleased that they can afford to do that but honestly? It makes me a little uncomfortable. 

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