Category Archives: Happiness

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 […]

What Is Self Care & Why Is It Important?

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

  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 […]

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: 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 […]