Author: Sara Westbrook

Ever heard a child say 'I can't’? I remember the day my son went from a toddler that demanded 'I do' to one day announcing 'I can't' as he struggled to open a jar of jam. I heard him say it again when he was...

What are you feeling? A question guaranteed to make a room full of adults squirm. When you think about sharing your emotions right now, would you prefer to leave the conversation or conveniently find something else to do? Maybe it’s because you don’t know how you are...

In January it’s easy to get caught up in thoughts of how to achieve the goals we have set for 2019. After all, we have to work hard to get what we want, right? While hard work is important, play is equally important. Everyone benefits from...

Wanting to fit in and make friends is normal. However, it can come at the expense of losing who you are or who you want to be. People who choose not to like you because you set healthy boundaries and take a stand for yourself and...

Sometimes children’s behaviour is a mystery. They know what they are doing isn’t ok and they do it anyway. As parents/educators, we often judge the behaviour as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Those judgments dictate our response - when they are ‘good’ the child receives praise when they...

As a strong believer in the power of journaling, I often talk about the benefits to young people as a tool for building emotional and mental well-being, resilience, and confidence. But there is another little talked about benefit of journaling - creating meaningful conversations. Conversations are a...

Every choice you have made has created who you are today. Think about yourself as the captain of a ship in the sea. Sometimes the sea is calm and the choices are easy. At other times, a great storm is raging and the choices are harder. When...

Everywhere we look we see reasons why being respectful, compassionate and responsible is so important. Whether it’s in our home, our children’s school, the office, on social media or in our everyday activities, the impact of our behaviour not only affects the lives and wellbeing...

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