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Protecting children from negativity

Here we go again!The carpet of predictability and stability in our lives has been pulled out from under us once more. Things seemed to be getting back to “normal” during the summer. But it feels to me as though certainty is disappearing fast and everything is up in...

How emotional intelligence helps children

The power of emotional intelligence We often hide, suppress, or control our emotions because we've learned that it's wise. However, children generally wear their emotions on their sleeve for anyone to see. Sometimes our emotions burst out because we can’t contain them...

Protecting children from anxiety and depression

She believed she could fix herself!Labelling children with a mental health disorder appears to be way too easy today! Some children need professional support. However, in today's world it seems like many others are influenced to go down this path unnecessarily. For...

How are children coping with COVID restrictions?

Impact of COVID restrictions. Life for our children during COVID bears little to no resemblance in comparison to their lives before. The enormous trend toward “online time” and the significant decline in “face-to-face time” is unnatural for many of us. I believe that...

Cooking children’s confidence recipe!

A fun exercise for your child (and you). Cooking children’s confidence is like baking a cake! There are several ingredients, some are more important than others, and it needs the right amount of time to cook before it’s ready! Those of us who regularly bake know how...

Resilience – 3 things everybody should know!

How resilience works for me.I’m feeling on edge right now! It’s due to a combination of things, but I’m not sure what. One might be that I feel exposed, unsure because I’m exploring new things and sometimes I feel like I really don’t know what I’m doing. Another could...

Life after COVID

Life after COVID I’ve been thinking about life after COVID and wondering what the long-term effects could be? However, my thoughts seem to have created more questions than answers! Belief I am not sure what to believe. Is COVID such an enormous threat to society? Does...

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...

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