Anxiety

What is Self-esteem and Why is it Important?

This blog accompanies my FREE self-esteem download that you can do with your children, explaining what self-esteem is and why it’s important. This blog gives you a foundation of knowledge to underpin your intentions to help maintain or improve your children’s self-esteem.

I have the right to be stressed

Sara Bussandri is a writer and published author, she volunteered to share her story as part of the National Story Telling Week event I held online. I’m very honoured that Sara got in touch, not only because she writes so beautifully, but because her story resonates so powerfully with me as a working parent. Sara takes us on her personal journey where her perception of her mental health was challenged by her own life and the life coach she met for that one session. When asked if she could be stressed, her initial response was categorically “No” - read Sara’s blog and see how her idea of stress and her own capacity to live the life she was living, changed.

What is Safe Anger?

Emotions are learned and often children and young people benefit from our guidance, especially if their own strategies are having a negative impact on themselves and their relationships. In this blog I help create a sense of what safe anger is, how to talk about it and give 5 strategies that promote it.

Why being Real is Important when you're a Parent.

Whilst you may think that protecting your children from real life is the best thing to do, this blog discusses the limitations of that belief and why being real, or authentic, is important for you and your children.

8 Strategies for Helping your Anxious Child

When I speak with parents and carers about their child’s anxiety, the parent/carer is rarely without anxiety about their child’s anxiety. “What do I need to do to help them?” “Am I making it worse?” are familiar questions. In this blog I give 8 strategies which, when used consistently, can promote emotional awareness, communication and reduced worry and fear; for the parents, carers and children