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October 24, 2019

11-13 years olds can push our buttons just as much as our toddlers and the expectations we have as they get older means that our fuse can get shorter. It's important, for both us and them, that we remember their brains are still developing and need us to meet them...

September 3, 2019

Starting school, new school, new year. Whatever the transition going back to school can take it's toll on our children AND us. FREE download on phrases to help calm and ideas on how to support a child with separation anxiety. A round up of over a week of Facebook p...

September 2, 2019

I've decided to no longer engage with filters on social media. From lightening the colour of the grass to finding a filter that makes me look less tired. I'm done. How can I be a role model for my children and the young people I work with if I can't be an...

July 11, 2019

On Saturday 6th July we held our first Emotional Health Workshop for children aged 8-12 years old at The Enterprise Centre in Derby. After working with children and young people 1:1 and in small groups for so long we were excited to work with a larger group of children...

June 24, 2019

Parenting is HARD. It can feel like treading water sometimes yet every phase and stage has it's own difficulties. How can we enjoy the moment we are in when we are sleep deprived or constantly dealing with teenage strops? Acceptance. Having developmentally realisti...

May 16, 2019

Supporting mental health in children and young people is something that needs even more attention during periods of stress. Is the exam stress turning toxic in your school?

May 7, 2019

Looking at child development can give us an opportunity to find parenting strategies that fuel connection and support emotional development and mental health. The small gaps between developmental milestones of a baby change to a bigger gaps as our child grows...

April 28, 2019

Rewards. Should we use rewards as a form of behaviour management and does it impact a child's mental health in any way? Do we use our love as a reward when we want our child to FEEL that we love them unconditionally.

April 27, 2019

I am passionate about children's mental health and believe wholeheartedly in the importance of being proactive about it and searching for and joining the dots that make up the bigger picture.

April 14, 2019

Being Outside, smelling different scents, listening to environmental sounds and searching for different colours is an easy and safe way to introduce grounding techniques to children. FREE Easter activity downloaded at the end of this post.

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