As a mother and a person that works full time, my time is limited, the pressure huge and so much I’m trying to think about and juggle at one time.

So when a situation unfolds, I get asked a question or a response is wanted and being waited for, an opinion needed, a decision to be made for one of my three children ( now teenagers) I give myself 5 minutes to ask myself what I think with a bit of space, decide what I feel is the right parenting choice for my child. I don’t often have that 5 minutes to spare a that precise moment but I force myself to find it. If I make the wrong choice because I’ve felt pressured into it I find it much harder to support/ see through because I might have made the wrong choice.

So don’t feel pressured to make a decision on the spot just because it’s being demanded of you, give yourself time to ask yourself the question!