Teachers

Why Anger is a Positive Emotion.

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.

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.

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

Family Crest Activity

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!

My teacher got me through secondary school alive!

For International Women's Day 2018, Lauren Barclay, founder of the Youth Mental Health Matters charity, has written a guest blog about how one special teacher got her through secondary school alive. She wants you to know how easily you can be a Miss Mitchell too.