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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]