author Emilie Leeks,

This is still very raw, but I don't know any other way to share it. We are so quiet, so secretive in our culture about miscarriage - in fact about any hurt we are carrying. Grief is real and necessary and allowed. So here it is - this...

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author Emilie Leeks,

"This wise and thoughtful mother from our Journeys in Parenting community understood the power of listening to her daughter's huge fears about having a large splinter removed before actually taking action, in this non-urgent situation. This meant that her daughter could work through all of her stress and fear, and let the incident go straight away. And, importantly, the mother also knew how to use the support of our parenting community to give her the strength she needed to manage her own fears and concerns whilst hearing her baby's huge upset."

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author Emilie Leeks,

All children have times where they show behaviours which challenge us as parents. Things like hitting, biting, kicking, snide remarks to siblings… All of these sorts of off-track behaviours are our children's signals that they are...

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author Emilie Leeks,

All of our children will get bumped, scraped and knocked in their lives, and it's not our job to stop this from happening - however much we might want to! And some of those bumps will really hurt them, and we will need to listen to...

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author Emilie Leeks,

Off to the shops yesterday - we'd only just left when our youngest (3) slipped off his scooter. It was quite a tumble, and he was clutching at his legs and sobbing. I slowly hurried over, and sat on the pavement next to him, pulling...

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