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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

What is my worth, if I can’t ‘do’ anything?

Living in constant lockdown  There are stretches of life that prove to be straightforward and uncomplicated, and then there are […]