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 […]

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 […]

The Value of our Emotional Independence

Emotional independence is one of the core concepts in the Multilevel Emotion Regulation Theory (MERT)  developed by Simone de Hoogh. […]

I was scared of my son

I was hostage to my fear of sparking a violent emotional outburst. It’s natural to want our children to be […]

Accepting life with overexcitability

Always feeling different For as long as I remember I have had a feeling of being different. I had other […]