“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]