Anisa Lewis

Parent Coach and Positive Thinker I am the #girlboss of Parenting Success – Yorkshire which is all about supporting parents and families with tips, coaching and workshops to help take some of the stress out of being a parent. Coming to Parenitng Success with over 18 years experience working in education with teaching roles as…

10 ways to Hygge

10 ways to Hygge your way through the October School Holiday Hygge is a Danish concept or perhaps more a way of life that I have been looking into recently, it is tricky to explain and hard to find a concise definition of what it actually is, which is not particularly helpful when coming to…

Autumn musings

My Autumnal musings as I sit here nursing a cold, this may or may not have influenced some of my choices below: Sit curled up in a blanket of an evening Light more candles now the nights are darker and cosier Drink hot chocolate, possibly throwing in some marshmallows (I know, how daring!) Walk my…

3 Ideas to Help Children Navigate Change

Many of your children will have started back at School this week; some will have sailed back in, full of confidence and excitement. Others will take a while to warm up to the idea of School, routines and change. Over on my YouTube channel, (yep, that is right I have taken the plunge and created…

Pegs

There are things that I do in my daily life as a parent that I have either made up or picked up some where on my travels and thought ‘oh great, I will borrow that idea’, use it and then think nothing else of it. Well, until now! I want to share some of these…

RISK!

Do you permit your children to take risks? Our children today are very well looked after and can live in a ‘safe’ possibly slightly sterile environment as a result. Recently, with friends we visited Brimham Rocks which belongs to the National Trust, in North Yorkshire. It is an adventurers dream, and with this comes lots…

One minute rule

I put this rule in place as I am one of the biggest procrastinators I know! The one minute rule is just that, if I can do, complete or achieve something in roughly one minute then I have no excuse not to do it. Over on my Facebook page, I chat through my #parentinghack in…

My day starts the night before

As much as I aspire to be a Super Hero, I am far from it so in order to bring about success and get small parenting wins, my day starts the night before. An interesting concept but one that has saved the morning rush on many an occassion and one, where I forget or am…

Putting yourself first

Where do you fall in the pecking order of looking after yourself? Most of the time I am well and truely behind and at the end of the line, however, I am learning the very important life lessons that I need to be at the front in order to be able to be there for…

Talk Jars

Over on my Facebook page I have been running a series of #oneminuteparenting live videos. Here is one that proved to be very popular on Talk Jars, excuse my wild hair, the joys of going in live! I am not able to claim the Talk Jar idea as my own, the wonderful world of Pinterest…

Summer Parenting

I was reading something a few months back that was talking about measuring your child’s life in seasons e.g. Summer, Winter etc. It has stayed with me and came to me in quiet moments, that this will only be the 9th Summer that my daughter has experienced. I am left feeling humbled and grateful to…

Girls Weekend Away

  It took 9 years to get away! We all met in April 2008 while attending the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Antenatal classes. I can honestly say, that I can remember very little about what was taught to us over those 6 NCT classes, but what I can say is that I took away some…