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Supporting children with anxiety

Parenting a child with anxiety can sometimes feel as though you are walking a high wire; any movement which upsets the balance could result in catastrophe. It can often be difficult to determine what is your child's behaviour, and needs to be dealt with accordingly,...

Why resolutions are not just for the new year

One of our family traditions was to stay up on New Year's Eve and take it in turns to set out our resolutions. I have very fond memories of those evenings all huddled up discussing our aspirations for the upcoming year and what we hoped to achieve. We were always...

Why our children should be grateful

There is now mounting evidence that the practice of gratitude not only makes children feel happier but it also increases their resilience, self-esteem, improves self-control and their mental health.  So what exactly is gratitude and can we really teach it to our...

Fifty Questions: Conversation Starter Jar

As promised here are my Fifty Questions Conversation Starters for you to engage your children in thoughtful discussion.  Print and cut the question strips and place them in your jar ready to use at the end of a meal, or when you are having some down time at home.  The...

Helping Stressed Children

Stress can be debilitating so it is vital to be able to spot the early signs in our children, and then help them work through it with strategies which work specifically for them.  Remember that stress can show itself in many ways, so look out for even subtle changes...

Sensitivity to Teasing

Teasing is an inevitable part of growing up.  However, some children can be more sensitive to teasing than others, with some researchers suggesting that brighter children tend to be more sensitive than their peers.  Whatever the reasons for your child’s sensitivity,...

Building Sound Friendships

We all know the importance of friendships; they help children learn empathy, how to share, problem solve , increase creativity, and improve communication.  Yet we can feel helpless as parents when our children experience friendship difficulties, or find it hard to...

Want to stop battling with your teen?

For those of you who feel you are constantly 'battling' with your teenager this blog post is for you.  The frontal lobes, which are responsible for controlling impulses, reasoning, and emotions are the last to be rewired for adulthood.  During this rapid growth phase...

Raising Confident Children

A child doesn’t have to be an extrovert to be confident.  Confident children are simply comfortable in their own skins, and believe they can achieve anything they set their minds to.  They understand their strengths and the areas which they have to work on, and are...

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