The art of giving heartfelt compliments to ourselves, our children and teens

This post includes a ‘heartfelt compliment script’, a tool to compliment ourselves and our child effectively and is part of […]

The Proposed Schools Bill – Punishing parents for the inability of schools to facilitate a suitable education for all children

By Joanna Merrett BA (hons), EYPS, MA, [PhD student and researcher at University of Exeter, Centre for Social Mobility], Joanna […]

Befriending my PowerBook

The Power of Heartfelt Compliments One of the tools in the PowerWood tool box is the PowerBook. The aim of […]

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 […]

“Oh Sweety, …..” (a simple tool for when our children are overwhelmed)

Sadly also our children will encounter challenging times. When our children are overwhelmed and in the cycle of emotional and […]

The Inner Rainbow of Hope – Last stretch from illness to rehabilitation

March 2020 I caught Covid-19 which turned into long-covid. “The NICE guidelines defines post-Covid syndrome as signs and symptoms that […]

Parent Session: Supporting Our Child to Get in Charge of Their Emotional Reactions

– Parent session with Simone de Hoogh organised by Potential Plus – vPlus Festival Highly able neurodivergent children, (including twice […]

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 […]