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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Dealing With Rejection from Your Child

If you have noticed a change in your relationship with a child or the dynamics have become upset in some way or if it feels as if they are rejecting you, this article will give you tips on how to deal with parental rejection. I’m not talking about[…]

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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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What’s your ‘Real’ Problem?

These strategies will help you pin down and identify a problem. Sometimes we’re not immediately sure about what the problem is, or perhaps you think you know, but then it shifts and changes into something else. It might feel like one of those shapeshifters that are constantly changing[…]

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The Dangers of Too Many Choices: Parents & Professionals

We know that when someone feels overwhelmed, they may be more likely to get anxious and feel under pressure. Whilst me might see having choices as advantageous, too many choices can definitely induce overwhelm. Have you heard of choice overload? This is when there are so many choices[…]

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Stop it with The Labels!: Parents & Professionals

Since the birth of modern psychology in 1879, there have been more refined and accurate diagnosis of mental health difficulties and learning differences. As awareness of these have increase, so has casual labelling of traits that we recognise from the world of psychology.  However, having a label –[…]

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Going Soft When Under Pressure

Sometimes, parents are a bit too wishy-washy, too soft and they need more backbone in their style of communicating, to get the best out of a young person. There is no one-size-fits-all when working with young people, the key is in your flexibility. How much you can change,[…]

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How to Unstick an Stuck Child

This article features the answer to a question today from one of our Parents & Professionals members (click here to join: https://nlp4kids.org/membership/) What do you do when a child or young person says, “I can’t do it!” and genuinely feels stuck, and cannot move forward? Schoolwork and homework are useful examples[…]

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Creating Responsible Attitudes: Parents & Professionals

In this video, I’m sharing a strategy that we use at NLP4Kids to get young people to feel empowered to take more responsibility. It’s extremely simple but all of the steps are important to do to ensure it works effectively.  The key thing to remember is that if[…]

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The Beetle in Your Shoe

Putting up with stuff that is not the way it should be, is a bad idea. If you need to find some motivation to get you doing the getting-things-on-track stuff, then just keep on reading… Once upon a time, a long time ago, I was working and working[…]

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