Guest author, Alice Porter shares some insightful tips to help us recognise the signs of undiagnosed mental health issues in our young ones (sadly, something that I come across within my work as a counsellor). Alice, who is passionate about raising awareness of children’s mental health issues, is a writer for Lorimer Fostering and shares some great tips to help with recognising the ‘signs’. Continue reading “Children’s Mental Health: Recognising the Signs” »
Though we may feel gratitude, the experience of real connection isn’t instant gratification.
Busy, busy and ultra-connected… yet some maintain both an online and personal presence, with balance. But does this matter? Continue reading “The Experience of Real Connection isn’t Instant Gratification” »
Guest author Matthew Snider is a writer, a personal development junkie and a regular blogger at Self Development Secrets. Matt, with his one quarter Asian descent, did not start out as a writer, but he says, “the love for a subject is the most important aspect of writing. The readers want to read something written by someone who understands them.” Continue reading “Encouraging Positive Thinking in Children” »
The legacy effects of our current parenting skills will only be fully appreciated once our children have matured. Then, the positive – and less positive attributes we have taught will be that legacy. This week, guest writer Hilary Smith shares her research and views on this most valuable of topics. Continue reading “10 Reasons why you should put down your smartphones!” »
We are in the midst of a new paradigm with our responsibilities for our children and their welfare. The ability to ‘be online’ brings many benefits for learning – and a different kind of connectedness.
And with these responsibilities comes a need to encourage a balance of exposure and use.
As parents, we are no different from kids in some respects! We too, especially in ‘our’ busy, connected lives will also look towards paths of least resistance. Perhaps this can lead to a sense of relief having a 21st-century ‘soother’ to placate our kids while we relax/work or other? Continue reading “Online Safety Advice for our Children” »
In part one of The Connected Parent, we considered how we might be better engaged, or connected with our kids – and how easy it is to unwittingly dis-engage. Continue reading “The Connected Parent – Part 2” »
Having accepted the gift of guardianship and the role of parenting, are we paying enough attention to our children, who will then become what we have taught?
I’m coming clean and sharing with you right now; I am guilty, as a parent, of doing what I’m about to write about, and I can’t guarantee I won’t do these things again!
…and this may extend to other family members!
An alarmingly high proportion of clients who engage with me for low self esteem, depression and anxiety, share the theme ‘lack of permission’ to be ‘good enough’ and of value, as much as anyone else on this planet!
So where does this originate from?