Jealousy is a feeling all of us have to deal with at some point, and children are no exception. It can be anything from school grades, types of trainers, sporting achievement or good old fashioned sibling rivalry. Jealousy sparks big feelings in us – so how to support your child with defeating the green-eyed monster?Read more ->.
Our thoughts determine our actions – if we are in the habit of positive self-talk and positive thinking, we find that we can do things and marvel at our successes. However, all too often our internal chatter is very negative; we can’t, we are stupid, people will laugh at me. Here are some tips on … Continue reading Positive Self Talk – and Why it MattersRead more ->.
Taking risks is important for children and teens – this doesn’t mean being reckless or placing themselves in danger, but having a positive attitude to stepping out of your comfort zone is a key life skill – and there are so many advantages. As a parent you want your child to be safe – … Continue reading 10 Benefits of Taking RisksRead more ->.
There’s no doubt about it – as your children and teenagers grow up, there are often times when you need to apply a bit of the old tough love. And it can hurt. It can upset them and it can hurt to you to have to say it and then cope with the backlash. Here … Continue reading How to Explain Tough Love to your Child / TeenagerRead more ->.
It is normal that every now and then we doubt ourselves. Did we say the right thing, offend someone or could we have reacted in a more positive or self-assured way? Self doubt is normal, but more and more children and young adults are basing their self worth on the values and opinions of others.Read more ->.
To be kind is one of life´s virtues. It says a great deal about who we are as a person. It reflects how we respect and treat others and ourselves, and how we wish to be seen in the grand scheme of things.Read more ->.
Having time to ourselves is really important – it is healthy and normal. Many of my “kids” complain they need more “me time” yet they find it hard to schedule in and do not always understand this need in others.Read more ->.
Good manners matter – they cost nothing yet can mean a great deal to others. They make a positive difference and a lasting impression, yet so many young people are failing to be “well mannered” – but at what cost?Read more ->.
It is right that we all have control over who touches our body and how they touch it -and as children get older, they need more control over who touches them, and in what way. No means no and more often than not we need to help children to have these conversations with others.Read more ->.
Ever miss the days when life was so much simpler and there was a lot more fun around? Children have so much fun playing – when do we loose that spark for fun and creativity?Read more ->.
Does your child have a bad reputation at school? The problem with bad reputations is that they are easy to get – and tricky to shake off. Happily, there are things they can do to start taking back control and making life a lot less lonely.Read more ->.
Do you children act out to get your attention? Does it work? If it does, then they have no reason to change their behaviour and that can lead to problems and arguments at home. What is negative attention seeking? Only in fairy tale realms (or quite often at school when they can revert to … Continue reading Attention Seeking – Why it works and How to Change itRead more ->.
Are you and your children constantly busy and on the go, with little or no downtime? The importance of being mindful and taking time out has never been more important.Read more ->.
It’s completely normal for children of all ages (even the grown up ones!)to test boundaries and break the rules. However – where is the balance between allowing them to test the limits and keeping them safe? Children break the rules for different reasons: To test your limits and see how far they can push you … Continue reading When Kids Break The Rules : A Spookje StoryRead more ->.
Change can be challenging for all of us – especially if we did not choose it, do not want it or we are scared of what will happen.The unknown can be frightening for all of us.Read more ->.