Self-esteem

4 ways to tackle procrastination

Procrastination is described as ‘the action of unnecessarily and voluntarily delaying or postponing something, despite knowing that thee will be negative consequences’. In its simplest form, procrastination is a decision to stay in my current emotions and state, rather than push myself into a more uncomfortable or challenging one, despite knowing it will cause me […]

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5 Reasons why we need to see therapy as self-care

Whilst we have made huge strides forward in our awareness of mental health and its impact on children and young people, particularly since the lockdowns, therapy still sits on an interesting line. Frequently, I talk to so many young people, parents and professionals who still find that whilst we talk about ‘Mental Health Matters’, it

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3 mindset tools we should teach children

There are so many things that we need to teach children, from mathematics to reading and writing. However, the last few years have also shown us the importance of helping children to build self-esteem and resilience, to support their mental health and well-being. I work with hundreds of children every year in my therapy work,

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Children’s Activities: Self-esteem Mirrors

Valuing ourselves Supporting children to recognise their strengths and positive traits is a great first step to supporting them to develop their self-esteem. That can start with positive conversations, where we encourage children to recognise and validate their own strengths and positives. Helping them to build heir confidence in recognising what is wonderful about them,

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Why we need to look beneath child behaviour

Previously, I spoke about the child behaviour iceberg (find it here), so in this article, I want to look at the ABC of behaviour. When I started my career working as an early years practitioner, later as a Nursery Manager and then a lecturer of early years, (before eventually finding myself as an inspector) I would

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Children’s Activity: Regulation Flash Cards

Regulation Flash Cards If you have followed our article and podcast about self-regulation (if you missed it find it here) then you will know we have been talking about developing children’s emotional literacy, their ability to recognise and respond to their emotions. As part of this, supporting children to know which strategies they can use

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