As a parent, it can be challenging to witness your child express anger, frustration, or other strong emotions. It’s natural to want to soothe and calm them, but it’s important to understand that anger is a natural human emotion, and it’s important for children to learn how to[…]Read more
How to Stop Holding a Grudge: Children and Young People
If only letting go and moving on was as easy as it sounds! Why is it sometimes we feel like we will make our point better or be more acknowledged if we make it known that we are dissatisfied with the outcome? This is often not the most[…]Read more
What’s Behind Your Anger?: Children and Young People
Anger is filled with energy but there might be something else in there too. Whilst anger is considered to be a primary emotion, which results in secondary emotions such as sadness or guilt, there might be something else going on too. Sometimes children and young people use[…]Read more
I’m going to give you my three top tips on managing meltdowns. The very first one is when there is a meltdown on the horizon. I know these things can move like a tsunami, they can move fast and they can accelerate rather quickly – particularly if a[…]Read more
Stop Holding a Grudge – Children and Young People
“Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to get sick.” Basically, holding a grudge is only going to harm you, use up your energy and your concentration that you could be spending on far better things. In this video, I’ll share with you[…]Read more
Stop Comparing Yourself – Children and Young People
If you’ve noticed yourself comparing yourself to others, and noticed how it makes you feel bad, there are a few things you might want to consider doing. Comparing yourself to others might at times make you feel good – or smug – when you realise that you are[…]Read more
When Anger Takes Over Your Life
This is a personal story and one I haven’t shared very much. A lot of people who know me now certainly wouldn’t recognise the person I was when I was a lot younger. In my late teenager years I used to be very angry; quite a lot of[…]Read more
Does the second week back to school unleash the “Steaming Feeling”?
I’ve seen a variety of children this week, with different life experiences, different ages and with very different parents, however there have been two thing in common with all of them, it’s been the second week back at school and they’ve all displayed various levels of what I[…]Read more
Who’s Supporting The Bully?
Bullying is still prevalent – research carried out by the NSPCC at the start of 2013 states that: • Of the children surveyed 46% of children have been bullied in school. • Of all the children who called Childline in 2011/12, the predominant reason that boys called was[…]Read more