Category Archives: emotions

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 […]

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”

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 […]

5 Reasons October Is Awesome

We are coming towards the end of the year – the air is getting crisper and we can get our snuggly jumpers out again. October is a great month, full of celebrations for Diwali, Halloween and…Half Term holidays! Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights and celebrates the overcoming of good over evil. During this time we reflect […]

Focus On Emotions: Happiness

  I really enjoyed my work as a Behaviour Consultant for London Borough of Redbridge some years ago. For part of our own professional development and the annual appraisal we could choose a topic to research that interested us and benefitted the team.  I chose ‘Happiness,’ considering my other projects in past years were based on Well-Being, Relaxation, Resilience and Neuro […]

Focus On Emotions: Fear

  Continuing with our theme of Emotional Literacy, which is important for communicating our feelings, this blog post focuses on fear. How Fear Works Imagine this, you are walking home on your own one rainy night, its dark and there aren’t many people in the street. Suddenly, you hear the rustling of the leaves and […]

Focus On Emotions: Sadness

Emotional Literacy is important for communicating feelings. One significant part of Emotional Literacy to learn is about emotions. In this blog I am going to talk about how sadness is actually a useful emotion and it tells us about when we have been hurt.   Emotional Literacy: Sadness I believe that if we all learn about […]