How often do you hold back on doing something because you’re worried about how it might come across? If you do, you’re definitely not alone. Wanting to fit in and get the approval of others is pretty natural but that isn’t to say that it’s a healthy desire. Worrying about what other people think of…

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resilient child

School, and life in general, can be challenging for a child, but there is a way you can help them. How? Build your child’s resilience. Resilience is what helps them cover from a bad grade or getting an answer wrong in class. They bounce back and aim to do better next time. They also have…

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What do you think of when the word “gratitude” is mentioned? A lot of us associate it with saying thank you but it actually goes a lot further than this. It’s a much deeper appreciation and generates positivity that can last a good while. If you’re not practicing gratitude on a regular basis, it’s time…

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mindfulness for kids and families

What does mindfulness actually involve? You’ve probably heard plenty of things about mindfulness, but do you really know what it entails? Mindfulness is all about being present. When you’re being mindful, you’re totally in the zone and immersed in the present moment. You’re hugely aware of what you’re feeling and experiencing. It sounds simple, right?…

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If your littles ones are prone to getting sick a lot, you’re probably desperate for ways to help them to fight back. Not least because they’ll often spread it around the rest of the family too! Kids tend to fall ill pretty often as their immune systems haven’t been exposed to all of the nasty…

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Mental health problems are getting more common and they can start to develop in childhood. This is why it can be so important to take steps to improve your children’s mental health and help to reduce their potential for anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. Here’s how you can help your child with their…

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We all have an inner critic that talks to us and offers us “advice”. Trouble is, this kind of self-talk can be very negative and unhelpful, especially when it comes to self love and can create a lot of anxiety and even shame. Let’s face it, it’s hard to feel good about yourself when you…

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Your mindset is super important for personal growth and self acceptance, especially if yours tends to be a negative one. If you’re stuck in a fixed negative state of mind, it can be difficult to recognize when you would benefit from changing your mindset, even when the signs are staring you in the face. Feel…

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Sleep is one of the best things you can do from a self care perspective but as a mum it’s also one of the areas that is most likely to be neglected, certainly not by choice but because your children’s sleep patterns guide yours.  The recommended amount of shut eye is eight hours a night…

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How long do you tend to go without using technology? If you’re rarely parted from your smartphone and you’re always feeling the urge to check it (even when you know deep down you haven’t got any new messages!), it’s probably having a negative effect on your mental health. Taking a step back from the stresses…

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