Are you looking forward to Christmas day or do you start feeling stressed long before it comes around? 90% of my clients find some aspect of Christmas difficult. Things we can't control increase our stress - additional pressures from the end of the work year, the end of the school year and living in a … Continue reading Christmas stress
The uncertainty and rapidly moving events surrounding Covid -19 are creating understandable anxiety for families. Kids take their cues about how to respond to a new situation from us. We can’t control what is going on in the outside world but we can help children feel safe by following these five steps: Top up your … Continue reading We are their safe people
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So you just got used to everyone enjoying later nights and less structure and suddenly you're back into the school term, grinding it out. Transition is never seamless, no matter how well you set it up. When we're calm, engaged and focused, our kids will get the best from us. What's going to make it easier … Continue reading Getting back into gear after the holidays
When your child or teen is exploding around your ears the last thing they need is a parent who joins in. It’s like pouring petrol on a fire. Parents are well aware of this already but isn’t it just SO HARD to be the flexible, understanding adult some times? Keeping calm when our buttons are … Continue reading Help there’s fireworks in my house!