The bank holiday weekend is upon us. Use it to reconnect with the kids by taking a holiday, you will be surprised at the benefits getting away can have...
Journaling has long been a hobby for many. Tracking the day to day events of our lives in a 'Dear Diary' format. Loved by historians to get a first-hand account of the past, and read over by later generations when a secret diary is discovered. This manner of recording history, can now help us manage our future mental health, and that of our children too!
Year after year I have parents asking me what presents would be sensible for their children at Christmas, and every year they seem surprised when I say the best present you can give them is YOU. Research commissioned by Highland Spring found that working parents spend on average just 34 minutes a day with their… Continue reading All I want for Christmas is, you…
This week children across the UK will be going back to school after a lengthy summer holiday. While many children will be naturally excited at this time; seeing their friends again or eager to make new ones, some children may seem a bit daunted by the prospect of a whole new year, new teachers and new learning. As parents and teachers it’s important that at this busy time of year we make a point to discuss how our children are feeling and put into place calm spaces for mindful thinking.
How do we teach children resilience and foster grit?
There are thousands of self-help books out there all purporting to know the secret key to success and how to achieve one’s goals. Here you can read it for free. The key to achieving your goals is, to set them into clearly manageable steps and to stop seeing obstacles but rather embrace opportunities! Time after… Continue reading How to achieve your goals.
The word ‘school’ has, in the last ten years, become synonymous with: exams, stress, politics and an overarching theme of failure. And who is being failed? Our children… When looking for the answer, the knee-jerk- reaction is to point at those first in the firing line, the teachers. “But how can teachers successfully educate children… Continue reading Why our schools are failing our children