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049: Empower Yourself So You Can Empower Your Children | Christine Watts

Make peace with the mirror and watch the reflection change

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? A confident, strong and empowered woman, or a tired and frazzled wreck?

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you’ll learn that, how you view yourself as a women and as a mother, is a strong reflection to your children upon which they base their own behaviours.

My guest today is SuperMum, Christine Watts.

Christine and her husband live in rural Victoria, Australia, and have three daughters in their twenties. She’s an experienced teacher who has taught all age groups, and was a founding member of a Steiner school.

Christine now works with children, parents and teachers to help children build confidence, have high self esteem, create physical awareness and develop emotional intelligence.

Christine believes that it’s not the words you say to your children that really matters, but who you reveal yourself to be. How you choose to behave, to act, and to express yourself as a mother, has a direct impact on your children because they follow the lead of your example.

Christine encourages you to use innovation, creativity and imagination as the basis for raising happy, healthy and confident children. By doing so, this empowers our little ones to be the greatest version of themselves and enables them to create a brilliant world for themselves.

Which means, of course, a brilliant world for you too.

I am excited to welcome Christine to my show today because she’ll introduce you to using your own values and core beliefs to model the behaviours you want your children to mirror.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why with our children, how you behave is more important than the words you say 
  • How you can create good behaviour for yourself so your children will copy
  • Why your children should still mirror your actions, even when you’re really cross
  • What the most important focus in your role as a mother should be
  • Why taking care of yourself should come above everything else
  • The 3 doorways to raising amazing young people
  • Why gratitude is important, even on our worst days
  • How you can stop being so busy and start slowing down

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

If you want to leave a comment for an experienced teacher and a mum who successfully got her children through to adulthood then we’d love you to come and say hello.

And let us know in the comments;

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Can you look a little closer and see the strong, empowered and amazing mother that you are?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

CHRISTINE’S WEBSITE: Children Create the World with Christine Watts

EDUCATION SYSTEM: Steiner Education

PROFILE: Louise Hay

PROFILE: Eckhart Tolle

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Finding the Magic: A Map for the Child in all of Us by Barbara Bossert Ramsay

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Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, finding time for herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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045: How to Be Happy as You Muddle Through Motherhood | Olivia Horne

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses

[Ken Dodd]

Want to know how to be happy, happy, happy?

Welcome to Mum-to-Mum Monday where you’re about to rediscover your happiness. Remember that? The smiling face you used to have that’s long-since been buried under piles of laundry and the demands of family life.

But today you’ll discover how to reconnect with your inner joy, even during the most challenging of times, while the little people in your world continue to keep you rushed off your feet.

My guest today is SuperMum, Olivia Horne.

Olivia is a Happiness Coach and lives in West London with her husband and two daughters who are 4 and almost 2. Her degree in Experimental Psychology from The University of Oxford, UK and vast experience in the Well-Being Industry was bought together after her less-than-magical first experience of motherhood.

It compelled her to help change the lives of other mothers so they don’t encounter the same negative experience of motherhood that she suffered.

Juggling young children, work, relationships and the demands of running a household is all in a days work for Olivia. But she has learned, and is able to teach you, that being in touch with your happiness is critical in moulding your day to day decisions. You’ll be better able to tap into your instincts, give yourself the freedom of choice and become more self-assured in your life as a parent.

As Olivia says, the expectations of motherhood can be very different from the reality, and this can very quickly erode your sense of identity, confidence and your capacity to care for yourself. But she will help you peel away your feelings of frustration, self-doubt, worry and guilt to reveal the happiness that’s been lurking beneath all along.

When you’re able to connect with your own internal happiness you can finally learn to slow down and smell the roses, live in the moment a little more, and be truthful with yourself. Your life then becomes more joyful and carefree as you muddle through motherhood.

I can’t wait to introduce Olivia to you today as she will help you to find your buried happiness and gently encourage it back to the surface.

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Olivia turned around her numb, lonely, exhausting and scary first experience of motherhood and found happiness
  • The definition of true, authentic happiness. Not the ‘jazz-hands’ type, but the type that sits quietly inside you
  • How Olivia used her professional knowledge, skills and mummy-on-the-ground experience to become a Happiness Coach
  • Common issues and problems that crop up time and again with mums, and eats away their happiness
  • Some of the techniques a Happiness Coach uses to reconnect you with your previous joyful self
  • A ‘buffet’ of quick, everyday tips to bring you more happiness in a trice
  • How Olivia found her happy place and what happiness looks like for her

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

Tell me what you think?

If you want to leave a comment for a mum who understands the difficulties of motherhood but was able to overcome them, come and say hi.

And let us know in the comments;

What’s your happy place? What can you do to improve your life and find happiness right now?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

OLIVIA’S INFORMATION

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: When I Loved Myself Enough by Kim McMillen

FIND TODAY’S SHOW AT: www.Lisa-York.com/045

 

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Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, finding time for herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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