Category Archives: mental health

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?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Is Emotional Literacy?

  Why is it that some people live positive and resourceful lives during adversity and some people remain negative? 66% Of Children Are Facing Emotional Issues (According To My Recent Survey) When I recently surveyed parents to ask what challenges their children under 18 were facing at the moment, two thirds of parents said their […]