Things you need to know about your shy child

· Being shy and introverted is not also easy for a child in a world that celebrates extroversion and favours those who love to perform. As the parent of a shy child it can feel tempting to push your child into situations that make them overcome their shyness - and overlook the fact that extroversion is no more valuable than introversion and that shyness serves an important function ·

Shyness is common in young children. Many toddlers will hide behind their parent’s leg, sucking their thumb or looking away when other people (especially strangers) address them. Especially when around well meaning strangers or children who aren’t quite so shy it can feel so tempting to lure our child out – putting them in the…

Are you trying to do it all?

· Being told to adopt a self-care routine while in a global lock down can feel like a bad joke. Yet another thing to add to the mounting to do list at a time when we're having to be so many things to so many people all at once. But I argue that we need to think of self-care as much more than lengthy gym sessions or bath sessions. ·

Baths, coffee with a girl friend and trips to the hair salon or nail spa feature on many a mum’s list of self-care practices; – things that help us fill our own cup. After all, – looking after ourselves is important. We all got that memo. Perhaps you – like I – have succeeded somewhat…

Take care of you

· Parenting can be tough. I’m here to support you ·

Even the most loving families occasionally feel overwhelmed and stuck in certain family dynamics. Because love alone does not automatically help us understand each other or enable us to resolve conflict and see things more clearly from our children’s perspective. This can feel like an impossible task, without the help and clarity of someone from…

Helping Teens Make Healthy Social Media Connections

Social media has a huge impact on adolescents and their mental health. We have all heard it before, too much screen time is bad for our kids. Too much exposure to social media can damage adolescent relationships and negatively impact their mental health and overall wellbeing.

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