Skye has worked in the early and middle childhood sector for close to 20 years and has always been an advocate for children. Since having her own children, she has also felt drawn to be an advocate for parents and believes that, by teaching the Parenting by Connection approach in our communities, that elusive village will be formed, and parents will be supported in undoubtedly one of the hardest and most important jobs they will ever have.
We are lucky to have Skye join us for our latest Conversation on the Couch. Thanks Skye!
If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?
Yes! I have a gypsy soul & dream of living a life of "no fixed address" exploring this wonderful world with my gems & hubby. At present, grown up sensibilities are stopping us from making this dream a reality.
If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Know that you are loved completely - just for being you.
Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
I am a big believer of intuition. Especially in relation to parenting. So perhaps, there are truths that you may know intuitively that you could challenge but would be pointless since you cannot prove it.
When was the last time you noticed the sound of our own breathing?
Every time I begin to meditate (which I wish was a more regular practice than it currently is!)
Would you break the law to save a loved one?
YES! Obviously all the different circumstances would affect my decision, but I most likely would. Not all laws are just. The system doesn't always work.
Which activities make you lose track of time?
Reading, exploring in nature, playing with my gorgeous kids, long lunches with good friends, listening to music, drinking Pinot and solving the world's problems with my wonderful husband...
We're always making choices. Are you choosing for your story or for someone else's?
I am still learning. It's a delicate balance between being a kind, thoughtful person who considers other's needs and to really go for what makes me happy. I am happy to be co-writing my story with my family & friends.
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