Anger is often referred to as a negative emotion but I think there are two sides to every emotion. In this blog I discuss why anger can be positive and why it’s healthy to feel and express it.
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.
This blog offers useful perspectives on anger and how we can support our children’s developing relationship with it.
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.
Waiting to find the time to relax and unwind doesn’t happen, which is why you’re not doing it. Here’s why you need to create the time.
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
Anxiety is spoken of a lot, but do you really understand what it is? In this blog I cover some of the anxiety basics to help develop your awareness and to facilitate the next stage; management.
Sometimes we think it’s the children that need to change how they respond to life, but there are ways which we as parents can make changes that will have a positive impact on how our children function with emotions i.e. anxiety
This is a fabulous activity to do with the whole family or with individual children. With a little creativity, it can be a really useful tool, whatever your aim. I have explained how to use the tool and have given some examples of how I may use it too. Make sure you get information like this by signing up to my newsletter for parents and carers!
If you’re concerned that your relationship, or that of a loved one, is emotionally abusive, in this blog I share some of the content I wrote for Teen Vogue; using my 12 years experience of supporting women and children survivors of domestic abuse.