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The truth about self-care, what is it and why does it matter!

Self-care is the new black!   Self-care is a term that you will have undoubtedly seen in the media A LOT recently. That's because as our awareness around the importance of good mental health improves, more of us are talking about how we can look after our...

The truth about self-care, what is it and why does it matter!

What is happening in the brain when your child is stressed?

Have you ever wondered exactly what's happening in the brain when your child is having a meltdown or moment of high anxiety? The truth is, knowing this is absolutely critical if you want to better understand how to support your child in moments of high stress or...

What is happening in the brain when your child is stressed?

Why kids need to do less to build resilience!

Have you seen the Marie Kondo series on Netflix? If not you must have been hiding under a rock as it's taken the world by a storm! In case you've missed it, here are the basics of her message: de-clutter your wardrobe, drawers, and cupboards and you'll declutter...

Why kids need to do less to build resilience!

The Power of Habits

The Power of Habits is often talked about in the media. We all know it takes 21 days to form a habit, right? Wrong!  There is actually NO research to support the claim that it only takes 3 weeks to break or make a habit. However, we've all jumped on the bandwagon...

The Power of Habits

How to build your child’s resilience in 2019

Have you ever wondered how to build your child's resilience? Do you ever think about whether they are resilient enough?  Do you ever worry that they don't seem to have the staying power that you'd like or maybe you've compared your child to someone else's and...

How to build your child’s resilience in 2019

What matters most in building self esteem, competence or character?

As parents, teachers or carers we often wonder whether we are doing enough to build our children's self-esteem. But, what is self-esteem made up of and what things influence our self-esteem? These are questions that we often ask and this is exactly what we'll...

What matters most character or competence

Happiness Hacks – everyday hacks for boosting your happiness

Happiness It's a topic that we speak about a lot and of course, being happy is something that we all strive for. For some reason though, we don't talk about what we can practically do to build our happiness and wellbeing very often. That's why we created...

Happiness Hacks – everyday hacks for boosting your happiness

Kindness and mental health

Kindness is something that's often talked about in the debate around building positive mental health. One thing's for sure, whether we are the giver or the receiver, kindness makes us feel good. It brings us happiness, joy, and fulfillment. Have you ever wondered...

What is self esteem and how do you build it in kids?

Self-esteem in children is something we hear a lot about these days. In fact, it's the word I hear most when I am talking to head teachers, parents or nursery teachers about their concerns around children's mental health. We all seem to be worried about the...

What is self esteem and how do you build it in kids?

Goal setting, why it matters and how NOT to do it!

The power of goal-setting It is fair to say that I am obsessed with goal-setting. This is because, when I set goals, I achieve so much more than when I don't. The act of setting goals is so powerful because it focusses the mind. When we really focus on what we are...