Kids cannot learn under stressful situations (such as a shouting or even disapproving parent). Children learn a lot from our mistakes and how we handle them!Read more
One of the worst feelings in the world is seeing your child feel disappointed and sad at not winning or being chosen in a test or a race. This could very easily deter them from ever taking part in anything again if the disappointment is that deep.Read more
We rush around from one thing to the next, from one year to the next, without ever stopping to reflect. The New Year is a great time for setting goals and thinking about what we want from life and how to get itRead more
There are many children incorrectly diagnosed as being either ADHD or as having Oppositional Defiance Disorder who are really just highly sensitive children who are overwhelmed by the rush of sensory input that they’re unable to filter outRead more
Having a baby is a momentous event. The kind of event that kicks you so far out of your comfort zone that you don’t even know what planet you’re on.
We all know about the nice side of it but what about the dark side?
Most of us grew up in an era of repression. Negative feelings were to be controlled, ignored or removed. It’s no wonder that we are the generation of Prozac.Read more
If your child has made it onto Santa’s naughty list more than once this year, it might be time to give them some gifts that will help them to manage their emotions in the coming year.Read more
Do you find that your kids become overly anxious around exam time? I love anxiety – in fact, I consider it to be a great friend – and I’d like to help you and your kids to love it too. You see, anxiety is a very specific kind of fear – fear of the future. And considering the future has not yet happened, it is a fear that we don’t know how to handle…Read more
As the year draws to a close, life tends to get busier and busier. Most parents I speak to are overwhelmed with work and social functions as well as helping kids to prepare for …Read more
Did you know that feelings are real things? We always think of them as these ethereal non-physical thought forms…Read more
You know when you become a mom that there are going to be times when you have to deal with the really difficult stuff with your child – the stuff of life…Read more
This morning was an early one – up at 5h00, with both boys wanting different things, from Easter eggs to Cbeebies.Read more