Four years ago, my son arrived. I knew that I wanted to do everything I possibly could to nurture him into a happy, confident and self-aware individual.
However, I was also aware that, through my own childhood, I had developed some unhealthy patterns – as so many of us do. Maybe we tend to bottle our emotions. Maybe we have become ignorant to the signals our body gives us. Maybe we feign interest in something in a bid to receive love.
I wanted to give my child the very best chances at leading a fulfilling life, one where good mental and physical health allowed him the freedom to lead the life he wanted. But I didn’t feel I had the tools to do so.
So, I went online… and was completely overwhelmed. There was so much conflicting information. On top of this, my search for a nursery with a loving and knowledgeable team – one who shared my aspiration to nurture positive habits and values – was proving fruitless.
I needed support through the most important period of my son’s life: the Early Years.