Saying “NO” to your kids with confidence !

  Saying “No” to your kids is such a simple word but so many parents find it difficult to incorporate it into their discipline strategies – it’s about feeling confident in your own ability as a parent so then the ability to say “no” becomes a powerful behaviour shaping tool in your parenting toolkit! Parents […]

15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 4

“It’s OK to make mistakes!”     15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 3      

15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 12

  “I believe in you”   15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 1 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 2 15 great things to tell your kids. ~ Tip 3 15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip 4 15 great things to tell your kids ~ Tip […]

Do you know the difference between ‘Encouragement & Praise’ and the BIG difference it can make to your child’s confidence?

  Rudolf Dreikurs the eminent psychiatrist and parent educator said, “A child needs encouragement like a plant needs water.” In other words, encouragement is essential to raising happy, confident, resilient children. Of course, children won’t die without encouragement, but they’ll certainly wither. They need encouragement to blossom and bloom. Since encouragement is such an essential […]

The ultimate gift a parent can give their children is CONFIDENCE.

Nurturing Your Child’s Self Esteem In recent years the words “self confidence” and “self esteem” and “self belief” seem to have become very fashionable and “buzz” words and as parents we are forever being told about how we must nurture and not harm our child’s self esteem but how do we go about it? Self-esteem […]

The Blessings of a Scraped Knee

  I was speaking with an anxious parent recently about her anxious son. It reminded me of the phenomena known as ‘dependency conflict.’ ‘Dependency Conflict’ is quite common in Western cultures where parents simultaneous push their children to be independent yet at the same time judge, evaluate, hover & intervene –  constantly sending exactly the […]

Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

This is one of my favourite books for children. It’s called “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” It is just the most super, simple, powerful and amazing little book that kids just embrace quickly and easily and  I guarantee it will transform your child’s attitude and self esteem […]

Learning to Be You Again After Bullying

It’s not easy to get back up quickly and recover from bullying & I should know as I was bullied in my first year of Secondary School and developed Alopecia (where some of your hair falls out due to stress.) Being a victim of bullying is challenging. But there is life after bullying. Your child […]

‘Bedtime Blessings’ – One of my simple techniques.

  ‘Bedtime Blessings’ is a simple habit I encourage the families that I work with, to embrace as it increases happiness. Recognising and acknowledging what goes well in our lives builds the simple habit of remembering good events and not taking them for granted. It also builds what I call ‘An Attitude of Gratitude’ as […]