Author: Sara Westbrook

Have you wanted to try something new but you chose not to because a little voice in your head was saying: ‘I could mess up, look silly and end up feeling embarrassed.’ Mistakes can cause us to question our abilities, our self-worth and affect our confidence....

As parents and educators we encourage children to keep going, put in the effort, stay determined - all great words of advice.   We feel happy and proud when children want to try new activities, new skills and new ways of doing things. However,...

The words you repeat in your mind and say out loud have a huge impact on how you feel about yourself and your life. Say the words below even if your brain says, 'no you’re not'.  When someone doesn’t believe in you SAY…I MATTER.When you make a...

When's the last time your child/student said, did or typed something they regretted and wished they could take back? It could be as simple as making a mistake, blurting out harsh words or talking about someone in a disrespectful way because they were angry or...

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...

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