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Practical Tips For Parenting With Confidence

It Has To Start With You

It Has To Start With You

"How can I help my child be more confident? They are constantly putting themselves down and I just don't know what to do". This is the question I get asked more than any other - the second most common is "how can I help my child manage their emotions, which in a lot...

Why I didn’t set any New Years Resolutions this year

Why I didn’t set any New Years Resolutions this year

I love New Years Eve; it is quite genuinely my most favourite day of the year. For me it's all about reflecting on the year which has been and looking optimistically forward to the year ahead. It really doesn't get any better than that!! You see I am a planner, a...

The millstone of parental Guilt by Joanna Lloyd-Baker

The millstone of parental Guilt by Joanna Lloyd-Baker

Guilt is a strange beast.  I see it frequently in my counselling room, and recognise it in my own personal makeup but parental guilt is capable of escalating to another level.   We all recognise that guilty feeling, we have all shared that sense that we should have...

Siblings; the big, bad, ugly truth of how we get in the way

Siblings; the big, bad, ugly truth of how we get in the way

It starts off innocently enough. There’s a small disagreement, voices become raised, there’s shouting, then screaming, and one of your children races to find you in floods of tears sobbing so much so that you can’t make out what they’re saying. You ask what happened...

Self Care; Why I’m Making It My Theme for 2020

At the end of each year I spend quite a bit of time time reflecting on the lessons the previous year has taught me, and I then set my goals for the  next year. To help keep me on track I choose a couple of words which embody my goals in one theme. My two words for...

Helping children become more resilient

Resilient children are more successful not only academically but also socially because their mindset sees setbacks as a natural part of life and learning. If they're not picked for the team, they know there will be a next time, if they do poorly in a test they know...

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