What to say about Ukraine to our children – Six Steps to support our child or teen (and ourselves) in those challenging times

Many of our children will experience anxiety and fear around the situation in Ukraine, which is often exacerbated by the […]

Preparing for Christmas

I remember each year when our daughter was young, the carefully crafted balance in our family always started to go […]

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 […]