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 […]

When we are lost and how to repair connections

Or all about ‘Glitching’ a concept within the Multilevel Emotion Regulation Theory – MERT “After a fight we cuddled. My […]

A strength or weakness? – Imaginational OE

Including the ‘Happy Place’ tool within the Multilevel Emotion Regulation Theory – MERT Why we focus on the negative If […]

How I get back on track

Or my list of low-key self care tools New awareness I used to read about self care practices, but I […]

“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 […]

“The biggest challenge is not being understood and being forced to fit in” Mum of three about life with OE’s

How and when did you first realise your children were different? With my oldest I knew from young that he […]

A pool of blood or … red balloons? How to show your imagination who’s in charge

Understanding imaginational and emotional OE At PowerWood Camp late one night a mum with her young daughter came to see […]