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When you forget you’re an adult

It’s been a while but our girls are at their nanny’s place for school holidays and you know what’s funny. Remembering that we parents are adults and we can finally watch those scary horror movies without the kids. It blew our minds that even without the kids the TV was…

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When to use time out

I thought I’d use this heading for this story to capture our reader’s attention.  So now that I have your attention this is not about time out. At least not the time out that is taught as a behaviour modifying strategy. This time out I’m talking about is giving your…

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Tips for Teenagers

I am now entering a new parenting journey called raising teenagers. It is honestly a new place to be. My children who were quite happy to do whatever I wanted, immediately now say “No!” They also question why they have to do things. Why I can’t do them instead and…

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The Peanut Butter Solution

I have a bad reaction to stress, called comfort eating. I know this because whenever I’m stressed out I run to the fridge or cupboard and start filling my puku till I feel better. This is what is called a negative stress response. Other negative stress responses are losing your…

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The future of parenting

I was thinking about the impact of technology and what I imagine may occur in the future. I don’t think it’s impossible to think that robots will play some part in raising our children. I remember I would come home from school and watch TV for 2-3 hours until mum…

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Tamati’s thoughts

I thought I had it sussed. My darlings love language must be quality time. Elizabeth was at the front of the session delivering to the parents, she said this. “Sometimes when we are at our lowest our love language will present itself.” Now my darling is totally independent and enjoys…

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