The 6 Shifts Tomorrow Needs Us To Make

What tomorrow’s world will be like Technology is advancing so fast that it will change the way the world operates for our children.  By the time they grow up it is predicted that robots will be far cheaper than humans to do many jobs, that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a reality and that they …

I don’t judge parents

Why it should be normal to speak to professionals like me. Parenting is hard, there’s no denying it, especially in the 21st Century. There’s the technology to worry about, there’s the social media, there’s the big wide world outside and there’s the attitude… Things are certainly different than when you or I grew up and the …

Virtual Reality and Children – what every parent needs to know

Virtual Reality Headsets – what harm do they do to children? Virtual reality is the concept of being able to enter an imaginary world created by technology.  Currently this is achieved by wearing goggles or headsets with a screen in or a mobile phone slotted in.  The device recognises which way the user is facing …

The relationship habit that works best for more than 20 seconds

Helping your child’s emotions We learn the importance of cuddling when we are infants, it helps bond us to our mother.  It’s one of the lessons we pick up in the first few weeks of our lives, that when we are upset or emotionally aroused in some way that we can be reassured by a …

10 common causes of a child’s tantrum

What causes a tantrum Tantrums test and challenge even the calmest and most experienced parents. After all, a child in full meltdown is not a pretty sight!  You’re stressed, you’re feeling guilty, you feel like a bad parent and then you have to cope with the screaming, shouting, stamping feet, and throwing themselves on the …

3 Tips for a more Harmonious Christmas

Helping the holidays teach your child lifelong lessons   For children Christmas is a time of joy, but also a time of far too much stimulation.  All around the globe children are getting overwhelmed with the festival and meltdowns are creeping in.  Children are having tantrums about the tiniest little things and there are parents …

The 4 things every parent needs to consider before posting pictures of their child

Avoiding early sexualisation of children   The modern world is full of threats for our children, it’s a very stressful time to be raising our children.  One of the biggest headaches for parents and carers is the advent of social media.  Be it Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter, you can communicate with people all over …

5 Things that Step Parents Need to Do

 “I know I have a daddy, but can I call you daddy?” Being a step-parent is a fantastic experience, one of the best in the world and one of the worst all at the same time, you feel like you are intruding and stepping on someone else’s toes at the same time as trying to …

4 Steps for Helping Children to Overcome Difficulties and Problem Solve

Helping children overcome grief, separation, trauma or loss There are many things in life that threaten our inner secure self, this potentially includes things like divorce, grief, witnessing traumatic events or deaths, loss, theft, attacks to name but a few…  As adults we recognise these things and learn to re-establish our own inner wellbeing to …

Telling a child you are divorcing or separating

The 7 Steps to Managing the Conversation About Divorce and Separation   This is a conversation that is normally best if both you and your ex are present.  Take the time to break the news early in the conversation so that you are spending much of the time concentrating on what will happen in the …