Build Children’s Confidence

Advice How to build children’s confidence  People have been asking to hear my thoughts about how to build children’s confidence.  Lets begin by considering how self-confidence or loss of self-confidence occurs.  But, before we do that it’s really important to know...

What’s in my teen’s mind?

Advice What’s in my teen’s mind?I often found myself scratching my head, wondering what’s in my teen’s mind. It was so difficult for me to know, mostly I was guessing.I’m sure I was way off the mark most of the time because nothing I did or said seemed to...

Negative Labelling

Negative labelling is damaging!Low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety in children are spreading at an alarming pace!But what are the causes?Recent reports blame social media addiction and cyberbullying, but I don’t think that’s the whole story!Undoubtedly...

Motivating teenagers

Advice Motivating teenagers – the first steps!As parents, our aim is to help our children avoid the mistakes that we made when we were young. We want to see them develop into happy, successful adults. But motivating teenagers can be really tricky! Let’s face it,...

Depression in childhood

Original ideas Depression in childhood (my story) I was drinking and smoking by the age of 7 and fell in with what mum would later describe as “the wrong crowd”. My secondary school years weren’t any better. I was put in the remedial class, and mum and dad were...

Building children’s confidence

Advice An elusive but vital necessity! Confidence is a funny thing. Sometimes we have it, sometimes we don’t! We can’t smell it, we can’t touch it, but we can see it. It’s an aura that surrounds us. When we have it we “feel” unstoppable, right?It’s addictive in a good...