Peace and Quiet in 4 Questions 1

My children are loud.

Like— really loud.

Like— questions flying at me from 5.30am till sundown.

They don’t really respond to the shouted statement;


In fact, I wonder if anyone has actually calmed down when they are forced to endure this complexity!

I have been learning though to ask 4 simple questions, instead of demanding peace and quiet.

They are simply this.

  1. I’m here for you.
  2. How can I help?
  3. You are safe.
  4. Would you like to talk about it?

And if you today are feeling stress, chaos and the loudness of the season, here is a little reminder to ask yourself these same questions.

Be present

Ask for help

Remind yourself of where your safety comes from

And find a place to talk it out.



About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published ten books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Head of Narrative for Compassion Australia, she is driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth

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