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.
This questions was asked when I did my talk at the Exhale Mental Health Showcase in January 2018; I don't think it's about the right time, more about creating the right opportunities.
On the run up to my keynote speech at the Exhale Mental Health Showcase, I'm sharing my top 5 tips and useful phrases, for when you're talking to children about mental health.
Download two worksheets to do with your children over the festive period, that will encourage them to develop the skill of reflection. Great to use during some downtime and as a way to reconnect.
Here are my Top 5 Tips for getting the most out of Christmas, without having to sacrifice yourself or your children in the process