How to help children navigate anxiety

Kids seek reassurance from their parents when worries creep in. It is reasonable to be worried, in times of uncertainty. You can tell your child that you too feel worried at times. The first step is to acknowledge their emotions and concerns. Feeling understood and...

The Digital Generation

How technology is robbing kids of their childhood. Digital technology is a bit of a bugbear of mine. I know we can’t go back and I know how reliant we have all become, but as parents it is imperative we make very conscious decisions about our children’s use. We must...

Sensitive children

Sensitive/ anxious/ fearful/ worried children. Most people at one point or another in their lives feel overly sensitive or overwhelmed by emotions or fears. Some also experience anxiety related to these feelings. Often sensitive children are the products of sensitive...

Empathy

The world changes when we change our perspective. This week I’ve been talking with my pre-teen boys group about empathy. Before we begin this topic, we examine respect towards others. Respect is our golden rule and from that empathy develops. Empathy is an...

Assertiveness

Are you a “Yes” person or have you ever wished you’d said something, but didn’t?  This week we have been working on assertiveness with all our age groups. Assertiveness is a valuable skill for success in children and adults alike; we will come across people with...