Articles by Rebecca

These articles have been published previously in Littlies Parenting Magazine. You can download articles at the bottom of the page in pdf format to read and share.  

Good parent versus perfect parent:
Do you set your parenting expectations so high you find you often can’t reach them and then feel guilty about being a ‘bad parent’? Clinical Psychologist Rebecca Daly-Peoples, says there’s no such thing as a perfect parent and that ‘good enough parenting’ is actually good enough. Read Article

The articles below will be uploaded shortly.  If you wish to request an article that is not in pdf format, please email rebecca@rebeccadalypeoples.co.nz.

  • ‘Calming Tempers – Including Yours!’ 
     (Issue 49)
  • ‘Hurry Up…And Be Patient’ (Issue 51)
  • ‘Mother’s Intuition’ (Issue 55)
  • ‘You Drive Me Nuts!’ – Verbal Abuse in Parenting’. (Issue 57)
  • ‘Life’s a Drama!’ – Managing Your Own Drama Queen’  (Issue 61)
  •  ‘Good Parent versus Perfect Parent’ (Issue 66)
  •  ‘The Absent Parent’ (Issue 70)
  • ‘Who’s the Boss?’ (Issue 73)
  • ‘What Happened to Us – How your relationship changes after a baby comes along’ (Issue 76)
  • “Removing the Rose Tinted Glasses – Expectations of Motherhood’ (Issue 84)
  • Guidelines for Television watching for small children.
  • Managing Night Fears – fear of the dark, and fear of lightning and thunder.

 


Recommended Books

Rebecca regularly recommends the following books to clients. Please click on the links to buy directly from Book Depository.


ADULT MENTAL HEALTH

Reinventing Your Life
Janet Klosko and Jeffrey Young

The Road Less Travelled
M. Scott Peck

Peace is Every Step
Thich Nat Hahn

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal
 & Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions 
 Christopher K. Germer  & Sharon Salzberg

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
Elaine Aron

 

CHILDREN

The Highly Sensitive Child
Elaine Aron

Parents, Teens and Boundaries
Jane Bluestein

The following books are fairly comprehensive, involving discussions of research and neuroscience in relationship to child development. 

Parenting from the Inside Out
Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell

Becoming Attached 
Robert Karen

 

COUPLES

Hold Me Tight
Sue Johnson

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