5 ways to help your child find their smile

5 ways to help your child find their smile

It is very common for anxious children to struggle with finding the positives in life. Anxious children can often seem as though they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. I am going to give you five strategies you can put into place right now that will...
The Stress of Year 6 SATs

The Stress of Year 6 SATs

I remember the stress of the year 6 SATs so well. All four of our children found the pressure excruciating despite the school being adamant there was no pressure. YEAH RIGHT! Three of our four children have additional needs and so, of course, this made things a little...
Perfectionism

Perfectionism

Perfectionism – what is it? * Tendency to become highly anxious, angry or upset about making mistakes * Chronic procrastination and difficulty completing tasks * Easily frustrated and gives up easily * Chronic fear of embarrassment or humiliation * Overly...
Anxiety or Aggression?

Anxiety or Aggression?

Children can display anxiety in various ways. Some children will become emotional, cry and may refuse to engage.  Some children will run away, possibly into danger, and others may lash out physically or verbally. These reactions are collectively called Fight, Flight...
Parental burn out

Parental burn out

  You did it! Congratulations you survived Christmas, and are now ready to face 2019. January can be a tough month, you may still feel exhausted after all the present buying, wrapping, cooking, family visiting, not to mention helping your child to stay calm and...