Loving our Children & LOVE

Most of us become parents with the idea that we will parent perfectly (the Disney family dream), or at least […]

When something is ‘not right’ – Compassion is key

Or The Value of flag-ups Everyone has an unconscious physical or psychological alarm system telling them that something is not […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A strength or weakness? – Imaginational OE

Including the ‘Happy Place’ tool and the ‘Two wolves – a Cherokee legend’ as a strategy within the Multilevel Emotion […]

“Innately empowering and humanising: We all need more of this!”

Interview with PowerWood’s Director Carolyn Sargentson I had seen Simone’s [founder of PowerWood] stand at a home education camp – […]

“How did I survive against the odds?”

Protective factors against suicide for children and teens I was a very unhappy 12-year-old.  Being too tall, too feminine and […]

My Secret Powers – Tribute to my ‘Oma’ (=Gran in Dutch)-

Standing Out as a Pre-Teen When I was 11 years old I was already over 1.80m (5.9f), and my very […]

How to stop hurting when our Child is in Pain

When I asked in the PowerWood Closed Group on FaceBook what subjects you would like me to write about, one […]