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My name is Emma Grant.


Happily married Mum of two, Auntie to nine, Godmother of ten & Childminder to many.



I'm also a  Qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Parent Coach.




I have fourteen years experience working alongside parents and children.



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By granty1977, Jul 18 2018 08:18AM

Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash
Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

We are all powerful as parents.

We have been gifted with the very powerful position of creating and raising another human being. Someone with the potential to benefit society and even change the world.

Right now, you’ll never know the impact your child may have upon the planet but you can positively influence it!

Other people such as friends and teachers play an important role in our childrens lives but influencing our children is not something we want other people to take responsibility or credit for and certainly it’s not worth leaving to chance.


Our children believe we have all the answers to everything in the universe.

As parents we can put the world to rights, over -come challenges, turn fear to love and kiss it all better when things go wrong.

Making us their heroes and they, like willing disciples are our number one fans. Putting us in the perfect position to teach them whatever we wish them to learn.


We are the first people they meet, love and trust, and the ones who provide for their every need. But are we really being the best role models that we possibly can be?

In reality we may not have all the answers or be perfect parents, but we can still be positive, influential role models for our children to follow


If you want to discover how you are influencing your child their behaviour may not be a good enough indicator, you could of course ask them for their opinion if they are old enough but the following exercise is more enlightening and fun.

• Close your eyes now and imagine what it is like to be your child. Visualise Stepping into their shoes or crawling in their nappies for a day and notice what it feels, sounds or looks like to be them?

• How do you think they feel being your child?

• What do you understand about yourself as a parent from their perspective?

• How do you see yourself influencing them emotionally, educationally, socially, physically, motivationally or spiritually? Are you a good role model to them in all these areas?

• If your child’s old enough to understand the question ‘How do they think you are as a role model?’ would you ask them?

• If not why not? What are you afraid they may or may not say?


Carrying all of that influence and responsibility for someone else on our shoulders can be daunting sometimes.

Equally, it’s also very exciting and rewarding to be able to mould another person into a happy, healthy, and successful individual.

But first we must become the person we want our children to become and this requires ‘walking our talk’ which we’ll explore next time.

Until then Stay Present, the power is in your hands!

Em x

By granty1977, May 26 2017 01:54PM

Ok great, so you’ve stayed present with me until now and you are wondering why I keep saying stay Present?

Well, obviously I would like you to stay present and keep reading my Bloggs, otherwise I would just be writing for myself, and as I already know the stuff I’m writing about that would be a bit pointless.

But what I actually mean by ‘Stay Present’ is, stay Present in those moments you are spending with your children. Noticing, appreciating and being fully present in those moments we are spending with our children today, is what Present Parenting is all about, because those moments, will be some of the best moments in our lives.

They are priceless, irreplaceable nuggets of time, that we all too often take for granted, because we are disillusioned by the concept that, the work and worries that occupy our minds, are the things that need our attention the most.

Yet, neither now nor in the future, will anyone or anything, ever bring us the joy, fulfilment or happiness that our children do.


Our children are the present, they are a gift to us, and they are here with us now at this present moment in time.

That is why Present Parenting is the best gift that we can give to them.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving, it’s the gift of actively listening and devoting our time and attention to our children.

And there’s no present like time and no time like the present to begin, so what exactly is Present Parenting?

Present Parenting is consciously parenting, by staying present in the moment and being aware of everything going on around us.

Its thinking before we respond to our children. Thinking not about just what’s going on but possibly why?

It’s trying to understand our children’s behaviour and how they are feeling, and taking all of this into consideration, as opposed to acting on Auto Pilot mode.

This can be challenging at times, especially in the heat of the moment. However, this approach to parenting is easier, happier, and far less stressful for everyone. That is why staying Present is so important.

Usually we are pressed for time or distracted by other things or find ourselves ruminating over past events, or worrying about the future. Our competitive parenting tendencies can also get in the way of enjoying our time with our children, which is what we will return to.

Stay Present until then,

Em x

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