Parents

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 regredded 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...

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...

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