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Overcoming anxiety

Overcoming anxietyAnxiety is like rust. To start with, you can't see it because it’s all below the surface. Therefore initially everything seems fine to the casual onlooker. Then specks begin to show up. In the beginning, the effects are minor but left untreated rust...

Coronavirus versus depression

Coronavirus versus depression – which is humanity's greatest threat today?Here are my thoughts. What are our government leaders doing to quash humanity's latest threat, the Coronavirus? Well, based upon the news reports that I’ve read it seems to me as though they are...

Children’s self-esteem matters

Children's self-esteem mattersChildren's self-esteem matters because it's directly linked to accomplishment and fulfilment. Building children's self-esteem matters more today than ever before because instances of low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression in children...

Building children’s self-esteem

Building children's self-esteem​The emotional "bank account"! Building children’s self-esteem is about helping them to fill up their emotional "bank account". It’s also about helping them to recognise when they (or someone else) are “stealing” from their bank! So how...

Build Children’s Confidence

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 that...

What’s in my teen’s mind?

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 work. Later I began...

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 there is...

Motivating teenagers

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, we know this...

Depression in childhood

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 informed that I had...

Building children’s confidence

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 way,...

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