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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Our Response to a Crisis – Stress Responses explained

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“The violence towards me from my child was constant” single mum of child with PDA

I always knew that James* was different. People would say ‘He is a boy’, ‘You are on your own’, ‘It’s […]