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Are you hindering your children with your love?

Are you hindering your children with your love?

We do so much for our children, because we love them and we want to support them. BUT... Here’s something really important to look out for. Because, we can all get caught out hindering our children through our love for them. There are things we do for our children...

Despondent and defeated when things don’t work out?

Despondent and defeated when things don’t work out?

Can your kids be despondent and defeated when things don’t work out? With our son in particular, I used to find that there were a fair few instances where things not working or being as good as he had hoped, resulted in him jacking it in and walk (or stomping) away....

It’s good for learning to take effort

It’s good for learning to take effort

  It's totally OK, in fact it's good, for our youngsters to battle for understanding or to improve their skills.   Like the marvellous Brené Brown says,   "To be effective, learning needs to be effortful."   I wonder what things your youngsters are wrestling...

Want to get more confident? Then, get wide!

Want to get more confident? Then, get wide!

THE PROBLEM… Over my many, many years of working with people of all ages, confidence has been a desired state that has been in short supply and an obstacle to success. We often worry that our youngsters are lacking in confidence or that their confidence is fragile. On...

To be is to doodle!

To be is to doodle!

  I'm sure many of you can relate when I tell you that, through my school years and beyond, I have experienced many mixed, often derisory, responses to my habit of doodling. Some have thought that my doodling signifies that I'm silly, I'm not taking things...