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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...

Why Parenting Books Don’t Work

If you’re anything like me as a parent you’d have bought a new book for almost every stage of your children’s development, and every behavioural challenge your kids presented you with. I even bought a book which told me about every stage of my pregnancy and felt...

Helping children ‘find their voice’

I like to think of confidence and anxiety as both existing on the same continuum. At one end you have the confident child who understands their strengths and limitations but feels comfortable in their own skin. This does not mean they are extroverts; extroverts don’t...

How to help your anxious child

Parenting an anxious child can feel overwhelming as you watch your child struggle with everyday activities which other children manage, with what appears, relative ease. As a parent you can often feel isolated, embarrassed, and guilty; no-one else's child gets upset...

Shame and Vulnerability- Daring to Bare All

I am a staunchly private person but there's something very public about going through a divorce, which has left me at least, more prepared than ever to expose my vulnerability. I think of it very much in the same way as gynaecological examinations during pregnancy and...

Waking up at 5am makes me a calmer parent

I don't recall being an early riser when I was younger but I remember all too vividly not enjoying those exhausting bleary-eyes mornings sat, or in my case laid down, on the sofa watching children's television with my son, who had a habit of woking up the wrong side...

Want to be a better parent: begin with your own self

It's been a difficult year for me personally, caring for my mother who has dementia whilst going through a difficult divorce, and all the while parenting two teens, with their own unique challenges. What this time has taught me more than anything else is my ability to...

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