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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]