25th January 2018

What is confidence?

Big subjective words like confidence are incredibly confusing for children. It’s hard for them to really comprehend what it means to be this way and more importantly how to do it. If your child does not understand what confidence is, they will find it incredibly difficult to imagine themselves being confident. Your child may be unsure of what being confident means, which adds to the stress and anxiety that they are already experiencing. They will tune into fears, digging deeper into feelings of vulnerability and low self-worth. This will then drive them back into their shell where they find some safety and familiarity. This cycle keeps them stuck and amplifies their lack of confidence and self-esteem. Seeing confidence in others
4th December 2017

Parenting a Highly Sensitive Child

Parenting a Highly Sensitive Child♥️ Parenting a highly sensitive child can be exhausting. You worry that they are not emotionally developing as they should or that their constant tears and sensitivity will leave them isolated. If your highly sensitive child is a boy, society can be challenging. Especially if they do not live up to the traditional male stereotype. The reality is that your highly sensitive child is both intuitive and brilliant. They are simply learning to navigate the world through an intense filter of sensitivity and deeper awareness. With a little understanding, you can help your child to thrive and flourish with their gift of sensitivity. Is your child sensitive to: • Others emotions, feelings or words • Change
22nd August 2017

A Parents Guide to Back to School Confidence

No parent wants to see their child struggle, especially when it involves seeing them upset and anxious at the school gates. The start of the new school year is exciting for most children, but it can also bring a lot of worry and anxiety. Even kids who are usually calm and confident can get the jitters, and may become clingier and more nervous than usual. The stress of going into a new class, starting a new school or having a different teacher can add to the emotional strain. Maybe you have noticed your child is anxious, complaining of headaches, tummy aches, mood swings or is not quite acting themselves. Kids worry about all sorts of things such as teachers, friends,
20th July 2017

#hometruths episode 2 “Why your daughter really pouts on Instagram”

#hometruths The Parenting Why’s Series – episode 2 “Why your daughter really pouts on Instagram” It’s taking over their lives! Posting, checking, getting likes and approval. It’s not just the girls. Our kids are living through the digital age of a social media takeover. They will know no different. Their lives will be charted, documented and available for all to view online. This video is all about why –https://www.facebook.com/Mindtoolsforkids/videos/1411033378988516/ We all have our views on this subject. Some parents are unfazed and see it as a normal part of growing up, but the truth is we didn’t grow up this way. This is a whole new ball game. Here are some of the reasons that this is happening, and if