3 Foolproof ways to destroy your kids self esteem and how not to! I remember when my youngest son first started rowing many years ago.  He was excited, motivated and hungry to win.  This might have been something to do with his brother who was a champion rower.  Regardless of what motivated him he was [...]
ADHD - Not Just a Kids Problem Since the start of the pandemic I have seen a significant increase in those presenting with diagnosed ADHD, in both adults and kids. I do not profess to be an expert on the what’s and hows of ADHD but I know that many of the treatments I use [...]
Separation Anxiety - how to help your child get back to school School is about to go back and it can be time of  increased anxiety for both kids and parents, particularly separation anxiety.  Kids show signs of anxiety and irrational fears for a wide variety of reasons and going back to school is a [...]
How to encourage outdoor play regardless of the weather? As I was walking in the park the other day with Charlie (see photo), my beloved pooch, I was excited to hear the happy sound of a couple of little kids jumping and frolicking in a puddle created after a night of heavy rain.   T [...]
5 easy ways to get your kids to sleep on Christmas Eve and one major no no As Christmas Eve nears, and if your household is anything like mine used to be, the excitement levels are at an all time high. We were always involved in nativity plays, end of year Christmas parties, functions and [...]
Top 3 foolproof ways to get your kid to sleep Keying the words “Help my kid to sleep” got 6.3 billion results on google this morning! Life with Covid has certainly added some extra stresses to the lives of many around the world and there is no doubt that our kids are struggling emotional in [...]