Author Archives: theajolly

About theajolly

Thea is a recovering perfectionist, happiness expert and mum of three, who helps perfectionists, procrastinators, and other control freaks overcome their self-doubt and find inner confidence, calm and happiness.

Parenting with Respect

When I started our Family Project back in July, high up on my list of hopes and achievements for the project was that ‘my children would learn to be more respectful.’ So as usual, when I want to learn how … Continue reading

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Family Project Update

Well, the chaos of the holidays and the start of school term have taken their toll on me, and I have to admit that I haven’t kept focussed on our Family Project as much as I’d hoped. However, despite my lack … Continue reading

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Respectful Parenting Quotes

If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. – Rachel … Continue reading

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Family Values No. 2 – Respect

Our Family Project Value of the month for August is Respect.* I’m always talking about respect with my children. And I quite often talk to my children about respect.  I talk about it so much they probably switch off and don’t hear … Continue reading

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Using Gratitude to Survive Bad Times.

I had an amazing experience yesterday.  From the outside it might have looked like I’d had a bit of a disaster, because quite a few things went wrong. Not least of which was running out of petrol in the outside … Continue reading

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End of Term Gratitude

I am happy it is the end of term. For the next six weeks I will not be able to work as much with the kids at home (maybe I’ll stop all together?) I will not have time to myself … Continue reading

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Reframing the Situation

We’ve been a little less focussed on our Family Project for a few days because we’ve had visitors and all the extra activities of the end of term have kept us busy.  But the good news is that we still … Continue reading

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