Loving our Children & LOVE

Most of us become parents with the idea that we will parent perfectly (the Disney family dream), or at least […]

Home is where the heart is

– and where family members’ needs determine the use of space Pretty spaces versus OE accommodated living  This evening I’ve […]

Be clear, but only if you can

Every time our child asks us for something, we have to make the decision to say yes or no.  If […]

Friendships and ‘shining the light’

Including ‘The Stepping Stone’ one of the strategic tools within the Multilevel Emotion Regulation Theory (MERT)  developed by Simone de […]

When the going gets tough – helping bright kids with practical simple tools to overcome fear of imperfection/failing

Learning to learn – PART 2 Including the ‘The Challenge Experiment’ one of the strategic tools within the Multilevel Emotion […]

When the going gets tough – helping bright kids overcome fear of imperfection/failing

Learning to learn – PART 1 Including the ‘value of uncomfortable feelings’ one of the core concepts within the Multilevel […]

How to learn to be a good loser

Including ‘Happy Families’ one of the tools within the Multilevel Emotion Regulation Theory (MERT)  developed by Simone de Hoogh. While […]

How to side-step an argument

One of the most unsettling issues within families can be argumentative talk. If we have children that are really good […]

Words are just Words (strategy)

Words are just words is one of the strategies used in the Multilevel Emotion Regulation Theory (MERT)  developed by Simone de […]

Our Kind Voice (Tool)

Most of our negative or what I prefer to call not-helpful thoughts derive from what our parents or the other […]