7 Ways To Prepare Your Child For The New School Year

  7 Ways To Prepare Your Child For The New School Year The summer holidays are coming to an end and the first day back at school is nearing. You may have mixed feelings about this in your household – you may have loved having your children home but are also happy for them to […]

5 Steps To Creating The Right Environment Within Your Family

5 Steps To Creating The Right Environment Within Your Family School’s out for summer! Are you ready for six weeks of having the kids at home with you? I used to love the summer holidays when I had all day to play with my daughter and do activities together. Don’t get me wrong, I know […]

Why I Wrote “Your Happy Child”

Why I Wrote “Your Happy Child” I have been writing my book, “Your Happy Child”, and preparing for it to be published for nearly 2 years now. It contains a culmination of ten years’ worth of tried and tested practical steps with tools and strategies and detailed explanations.  Mental Health Crisis In Schools There is […]

What Is Self Care & Why Is It Important?

Self Care Quote
Self Care Quote
Self Care Quote
Self Care Quote

What Is Self Care?   Self care, as the name suggests, is care provided by you, for you. It is about taking the time to understand your own needs and taking the right steps to meet those needs, without the need to feel guilty or that you are not worth the money! Unfortunately, this is […]

Parent Coaching For A Happy Family

Parent Coaching For A Happy Family
Parent Coaching For A Happy Family
Parent Coaching For A Happy Family
Parent Coaching For A Happy Family

  In the same way that you would get a mechanic to fix your car’s engine, you can get an expert to coach you with your parenting towards a happy family. It is a skill that can be learned and we often call on a trusted expert to help us along the way. I sometimes […]

8 Ways For Parents To Deal With “Present Pressure”

Parents Pressure Christmas
Parents Pressure Christmas
Parents Pressure Christmas
Parents Pressure Christmas

At Christmas, your children might be putting “present pressure” on you – i.e. asking for specific gifts that you may not be able to afford, that you find inappropriate or are not willing to buy for any other reason. “Pester power” i.e. your child pestering you for weeks about what they want, is making it […]

6 Ways To Handle Your Children’s Demands At Christmas

As a parent, of course you want to make Christmas magical for your children. Problems arise only when you give into your children’s demands that are beyond your means. Just look at the children’s reactions in this video from Jimmy Kimmel where parents tell their children they ate all their Halloween candy. Similar stressful reactions can […]

Transitions In Life: From Trump & Brexit To You & Your Child

The world is going through a huge transition. In the US, letting go of Obama and taking on Trump! In the UK, letting go of being in the EU and standing alone. In our own lives, letting go of our comfort zone and taking on new ideas and challenges.   We all go through transitions like this […]