Emotions Tag

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,...

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...

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...

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...

The new school year is full of excitement and challenges. Young people worry about fitting in, liking their teachers, new classes and getting good grades. Not only do we as parents have the same worries, we also worry about managing lunches, homework, extracurricular activities, after school...

I speak to a lot of parents and I often hear them say, ‘I don’t understand why my child behaves the way they do.’ Parents are looking for strategies that will help bring some control back into their home. Recently a parent shared her frustration about...

‘There’s been many times in my life Where I have doubted myself But I will achieve great things Because I refuse to give up.’ Lyric from ‘Push Through’ Sara Westbrook Everyone experiences fear, especially when it comes to achieving dreams. Often dreams come with taking risks,...

Recently I witnessed an adult reprimanding a child for bad behaviour. The child’s body language was hunched over, closed and defensive - not ideal for getting a message across. As parents and educators we want to teach valuable lessons that develop character and appropriate behaviour and...

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