Free online pandemic behaviour and mental health support

Helping parents (and others) survive lockdown With the lockdown in the UK look set to continue for several more months, millions of parents are starting to feel the strain. Stress, anxiety, worry, low-mood and verbal conflict are being reported and many are struggling with maintaining boundaries, structure and expectations. Children are repeatedly interrupting work conversations, …

10 Tips for Home Working with Young Children

Juggling childcare and home working is proving to be stressful experience for parents and carers around the world. It is so easy to bribe our children with snacks or use TV as a babysitter, but then our guilt kicks in as we struggle to earn our living in the other room furiously working on our …

Do children need to know about Coronavirus?

I have a 3-year-old and a 15 month old and they have no idea about the current pandemic, nor should they – that is for adults to worry about. At the same time, this is a perfect opportunity to teach them about the importance of proper hand washing and good habits like no outdoor shoes …

Managing behaviour in isolation

The current social isolation requirements in many areas are causing many stresses for parents, especially those who are trying to juggle childcare, education and home working. Leaving aside the natural stresses and strains of relationships with your partner, the fact you are trying to occupy your child(ren) and educate, combined with possible working arrangements too …

Explaining isolation to children

The current coronavirus pandemic is breeding a lot of societal anxiety (rightfully so) and many countries are imposing strict isolation rules on the vulnerable and also the wider public. Toddlers Toddlers are unlikely to need to understand isolation, however it is important to start teaching them hygiene habits, such as good hand washing. This is …

Online consultations

House-bound and going crazy? Cabin fever set in? Tears over little things? Trouble with tantrums? Naughty step not working? Need to deal with bad behaviour? Behaviour problems? Bedtimes a nightmare? Behaviour strategies for ADHD, autism or another condition? Can’t tell what is the condition and what is chosen behaviour? Internationally renowned British behaviour expert, Richard …