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Mummy/Daddy what's a war? How do we respond to this question? children's anxiety Mar 11, 2022

I’m sure we’re all acutely aware of the atrocities happening in Ukraine at the moment and feel anxious and despairing. I know that every time I hear a news story of a family fleeing or worse a family being killed, I feel so desperate for everyone there.

News is constant and it is very...

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Is my child being bullied? combat bullying dealing with bullying Mar 06, 2022

A client messaged me this week asking for some help. My private clients (those on one of my premium packages get to email me anytime to ask me question).

Here’s the scenario:

George * came home from nursery and said: "Harry said I’ve got a chicken nose, why did he say that?"

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Did she make a big mistake? easy potty training listening to kids making mistake Feb 25, 2022

My almost 19 year old daughter Scarlett, has been travelling with her friend Libby in South America. She was due to come back home yesterday for a few weeks and then go travelling with another friend - Jemma.

For one reason and another she decided to stay on, meet Jemma somewhere later and Libby...

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I don’t want my child to turn out like me raising a child's self-belief raising confident kids raising resilient kids raising strong kids Feb 15, 2022

‘How do I stop my child turning out like me?'

The nature:nurture debate has been going on a long time hasn’t it? 

Will my child be like me (or his dad) because of genes? 

 I think it's often in our minds, however, we know so much more about the neuroplasticity of the...

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Am I too soft or am I too strict? firm parenting positive boundaries positive discipline positive parenting Feb 01, 2022

Some parents are worried about being too strict and then they feel like they get trampled on.

Others worry they are being too harsh and wind up shouting, but they don’t like the atmosphere that shouting creates at home.

 So today I made a video for you about Positive...

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'Santa I want..' Are your kids all consumed with ‘me, me, me?’ christmas with kids Dec 14, 2021

So many parents are feeling uncomfortable at the moment.

Wanting the joy of Christmas for their kids, but also feeling that it has got out of proportion.

All children seem to want to talk about is what they are going to get.

Feels a tad too materialistic, doesn’t it?

It is unrealistic to...

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Have you been feeling like this? expressing feelings self care self compassion Dec 07, 2021

I don’t know whether it’s the dark evenings (for those of us in the northern hemisphere), the stressful run up to Christmas, or the dreary weather, but I’ve felt a bit ‘off’ the last couple of days.

Have you been feeling that way?

Yesterday I did a live chat in our...

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Why do I feel so guilty at this time of year? festive rituals Nov 30, 2021

There’s often a rising tension for parents at this time of year.

It is totally normal for kids to start thinking about what presents they want for Christmas (or Hanukkah)

 Our kids are surrounded by advertisements showing what they are going to ‘get’ a lot more that...

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You do it for me! compassionate parenting confident kids emotionally intelligent kids independent kids Nov 16, 2021

One of my sons was applying for a management training scheme this week.

He likes to ask for our help and support, whereas his brother is much more likely to go it alone.

Kids are all so different aren't they?

I was pretty busy with my own work and he came to me asking me to help with the cover...

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Just go to sleep! Nov 09, 2021

 If you find bedtime is a regular source of a battle, it might be helpful to know that so many parents experience the process of getting their children into bed and then keeping them there throughout the night as a regular nightmare.

For many parents preventing their children from waking...

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Don't take their pain away potty training raising resilient kids Nov 06, 2021

My son Felix took his driving test last Friday.

 He’s a really confident driver and had a lot of practice.

 We’d taken him to the area of the test centre to practice and we felt he was ready.

He got in the car with the instructor and I sent him off with a thumbs up and a...

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Here's one I made earlier.... behaviour management boundaries for kids confident kids dealing with tantrums helping kids with emotions independent kids Nov 06, 2021

In the past I've mentioned that my daughter Scarlett is working as a teaching assistant in her gap year (before starting university).

I love it when she tells me about situations with the children and that she used all the tools and strategies I taught her.

Not only am I so thrilled to know...

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