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How to be a stress detective

Understanding your child’s stress When children don’t have the words to express their emotions, they communicate with behaviour. Often this behaviour is seen as misbehaviour, but science now tells us there is a huge difference between misbehaviour and stress behaviour. Your child’s behaviour may be showing us that his or her stress load is too… Continue Reading

Executive Functions: What Every Parent Should Know

Dear Parent,   I see that you’re frustrated. And I see that your child is too.   You wish your child would just listen, follow through and complete their schoolwork; stop getting so distracted and stop over-reacting when things don’t go their way.   What if I told you that what appears to be a… Continue Reading

More Mindful Moments #6

More Mindful Moments #6

More Mindful Moments #6 This week we’re going to try something a little different. It’s mindfulness with a twist. This week’s activity has been inspired by the work of Dr Rick Hanson who is a well known neuropsychologist and thought leader in self-directed neuroplasticity. Dr Hanson teaches a range of techniques designed to help us… Continue Reading

More Mindful Moments #5

More Mindful Moments #5

More Mindful Moments #5 My children are back at school this week so today it’s all about applying mindfulness to learning. We know mindfulness helps with stress management and improving our wellbeing. But, did you know mindfulness can also improve our ability to learn? This occurs by improving our ability to focus. This is a… Continue Reading

More Mindful Moments #4

More Mindful Moments #4 I can’t believe it’s week four of our More Mindful Moments journey already! How’s your practice progressing? I know it can be difficult to introduce new habits into our daily lives. So, if you need a little motivation boost to keep practicing then this is for you. Here’s a list of… Continue Reading

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