Parenting today delivers unprecedented challenges to parents. Coping with everything that is expected of you to be a wonderful parent on top of the pressures and demands of modern life is a big task. 

Madeleine can provide a range of services that can support you and your family, school, community to raise likeable, responsible, respectful children in an age of over indulgence.

  • Workshops
  • Coaching for parents, teenagers, teachers, caregivers.  
  • Books
  • Affirmations

It is hard to grow resilient, respectful, competent children. Children who grow up with too much end up having trouble in life as they:

  • do not know what is enough
  • lack every day life skills
  • have trouble resulting from irresponsible behaviours, violation of others boundaries and expectations of overblown entitlement and
  • cannot give up being the centre of attention

Upcoming Workshops

Raising Resilient Children Retreat 2020

The course covers; Facilitation and group skills
, research into the impact of overindulgence
, practical learning for presenting the 6 sessions
, self-care, growth and development skills. At the end of the retreat, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, that you can use to obtain PD recognition. Early Bird Rate: $500 if booked and paid by 1st October 2020 Contact Madeleine for more information and/or to join this wonderful opportunity! 
Ph: 027 211 6469 
Email: [email protected]

Raising Resilient Children and Group Skills Retreat 2021

Changing and influencing - have you always wondered how to make things work better? Take time out in a beautiful setting to work with the group, learning skills that you can transfer to your workplace or home. This residential retreat will combine with the How Much is Too Much subject matter while teaching skills, supporting and inspiring you. The retreat is suited to teachers, community workers, policy advisors, and volunteers who may come from the education, health, leadership, service and engagement sectors or wider. And parents! The fee of $995 per person is all inclusive of accommodation, all meals, 40 hours of training, Jean's book and handouts. Plus a great vibe at a beautiful, relaxing location. Dates: 15th-19th Feb 2021 Contact: Madeleine ph 027 211 6469, email: [email protected], for enrolment and secure your place now.

Resources

Have you become a pushover parent?
Have you become a pushover parent?

In today’s world it is more and more difficult to hold a line and expect people to meet it. Have you noticed the traffic lights take longer to change – because people are running not only the orange but also the red lights – so to prevent an accident the lights take longer and longer to change – all because our society has decided to not hold the line. Click to read more...

Setting limits with little people

No one sets out to spoil or overindulge a child, but in this day and age, setting boundaries as a parent isn’t easy, writes Madeleine Taylor. Being a parent today is tough. Coping with everything that is expected of us in order to be a wonderful parent on top of the pressures and demands of modern life… well, it’s a big task!

The things a dragonfly can teach us
The things a dragonfly can teach us

Insects have many interesting and useful traits that are helpful for us consider in our own lives. I was walking through the beautiful grounds of a training facility in Pakua, Tangail about three hours drive from Dhaka, Bangladesh last week. I was snapping pictures of the local scenery particularly the flowers when a large dragon fly landed on a branch in front of me. This dragonfly had me thinking that we can learn interesting lessons from the insects around us. I explored three interesting facts about dragon flies and this is what I discovered. Click to read more...

Managing Change in a school Community

Change is happening; it is all around us and comes in many forms. Change in a classroom, change in staffing, changes in curriculum, changes to buildings, changes to school population, changes to funding and changes politically. Some change is good and some change is not but what is it that makes any change painful to bare? Click to read more...

Building a culture of empathy
Building a culture of empathy

I was visiting a school community at the end of last term and came head to head with a young person charging out the door – no stepping aside, no acknowledgment that I existed. It was the perfect demonstration of the concerns that the school wanted to address. How to build a school community with empathy at its core? Click to read more...

PDF'S

Chores in the Classroom? The Positive Role Chores Provides
Chores in the Classroom? The Positive Role Chores Provides
Developing Smart Risk Takers: Being Aware of How You Support this Development in Students
Developing Smart Risk Takers: Being Aware of How You Support this Development in Students
Goal setting interviews: The impact of overindulgence and the power of habit
Goal setting interviews: The impact of overindulgence and the power of habit

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