An Attitude of Gratitude: Children and Young People

If you remind yourself of the thing to be grateful for every single day, your brain will start looking out for other good stuff in your world to feel good about. So having an attitude of gratitude doesn’t just make you a nicer person, it makes you a[…]

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The Weird Things About Adolescence: Children and Young People

Adolescence is a strange time. You’re growing physically, mentally and emotionally whilst making decisions that can impact the rest of your life. It can be a very confusing time when you are not entirely sure of yourself. I’m going to talk about the common challenges during adolescence and[…]

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Our Resilient Family: Parents & Professionals

A covert and effective way to develop a resilient family and classroom is to use every good example from history (and there are many of them!). We do not have to look back too many generations to find great examples of resilience and creativity in problem-solving and these[…]

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Who’s Bullying The Bully?: Children and Young People

  Sometimes what looks or feels like bullying might be a one-off event and it’s important that we don’t get too carried away too quickly into calling someone a bully. In this video, we’ll explore what really is bullying and what may not be.  You’ll also learn what[…]

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Responsibility For Anxiety: Parents & Professionals

Whilst I’m an advocate for getting young people to take responsibility, I recognise how knowing a fair bit about mental health and anxiety-related issues make me want to jump in and problem-solve! I also notice (as I’m sure you have experienced yourselves in other aspects of life) that[…]

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Three Anxiety Voices in Your Head: Children and Young People

Most of us are aware that there is often an internal dialogue – a chit chat that we have with ourselves that is commentating on our observations, experiences and emotions. That inner voice can sometimes make a bad situation worse by providing unnecessary dramatic interpretations and narration of[…]

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Humiliation Does Not Work: Parents & Professionals

When dealing with an overly confident, arrogant young person, it can be tempting to humble them by taking an opportunity to humiliate them and you may even feel justified in taking this action. If you think back on your own life experiences, you will likely remember a time[…]

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Help Young People Make Decisions: Parents & Professionals

As well as sharing a decision making strategy with you, we’ll be reflecting on NLP4Kids from seven years ago. Back in the pre-covid days, I used to run an even in London where I would do a demonstration of a decision making strategy to encourage people who were[…]

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Coping with Change: Children and Young People

As you brace for school transition (or any other kind of change) it can be unsettling and create a sense of uncertainty. We often think of uncertainty negatively, and yet it is a very important experience to help us grow. Growth rarely comes without uncertainty!  However, when change[…]

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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[…]

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