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How Are You Feeling Today?

 
Tips, topics, ideas, advice and food for thought to prompt discussions and different interactions between your child and you that will help them navigate life a little better.

May 25th, 2021

I wrote this post for another blog as it is aimed at adults. However, I think there is...

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May 20th, 2021

I created this worry machine a while ago for World Book Day, setting children the task...

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April 30th, 2021

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Despite being very new to film making and my ‘...

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April 21st, 2021

My How are you feeling today? - activity and sticker book...

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April 21st, 2021

Revelling in the titles of some of my books.....



....the books about feelings...

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April 12th, 2021

The teachers of Year 6 of Hampton Junior School contacted me about an exciting project...

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March 26th, 2021

In a pupil referral unit, point blank refusal from a child is such a regular event...

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March 21st, 2021

For an absolutely wonderful local independent book shop and for World Book Day, I made...

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March 18th, 2021

We all know the many wisdoms said about making mistakes that tell us about them being...

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February 23rd, 2021

It’s been a weird time for all of us. And soon for many children,  it’s time to return...

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February 16th, 2021

It is really important that we never label emotions 'good' or 'bad' with our children...

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February 4th, 2021

I wrote, ‘What’s going on inside my head?’ as a tool to help parents/carers...

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January 14th, 2021

We all know what ‘moods’ are but we don’t often give them a lot of thought. Such...

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January 6th, 2021

I have uploaded some more unusual activities from my books to keep your younguns...

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November 29th, 2020
As I have said in earlier posts, healthy emotions arrive and leave. In other words:...
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November 18th, 2020

This is a short post to introduce the idea of taking an emotion at a time and...

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November 12th, 2020

You can download a free activity pack that is great to use alongside my book, 'It's OK...

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November 10th, 2020

I remember whining ‘I’m bored’ with some regularity when I was a child. Although I...

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October 19th, 2020

Anxiety seems to be very much on the up. I don’t think this is overly surprising. The...

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September 11th, 2020

I often marvel at how the emotions of situations are so rarely acknowledged despite...

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July 9th, 2020

I read an article recently that said many people were finding coming out of lockdown...

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July 2nd, 2020

I honestly think it would be impossible to get out of childhood unscathed. Our parents...

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April 1st, 2020

I had just been thinking how my books (the ones that deal with emotions which is all...

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March 22nd, 2020

This is a small part of CFT by Dr Paul Gilbert that I think you could very usefully...

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March 8th, 2020

(You will have to forgive me – I cannot source any of this theory but I hope to soon. ...

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February 23rd, 2020

I am reading ‘The school of life’ introduced by Alan de Botton. It’s a great...

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January 30th, 2020

As an exhausted parent/carers/teachers, we tend to manage difficult behaviours in a...

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December 27th, 2019

As I have said before, simply increasing your child’s emotion vocabulary improves...

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October 23rd, 2019

I am sure many of you have heard the Stanford marshmallow experiment where young...

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September 23rd, 2019

I was disappointed this week in an ‘I was really, really looking forward to something...

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September 17th, 2019

It’s a very obvious statement when I say that what we think can impact on how we feel...

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September 8th, 2019

This week I have a new book out which I am delighted about. It is very much linked to...

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August 21st, 2019

Generally, our emotions are not focussed on other than when the reactions to them are...

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July 7th, 2019

This week I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Lily Law from, 'The Lady' about what...

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June 26th, 2019

This is another post about self esteem to complement...

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June 12th, 2019

According to modern evolutionary theory, our emotions evolved to guide our behaviour....

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May 31st, 2019

Several years ago I was speaking to a friend about managing emotions when he suddenly...

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May 24th, 2019

This post was inspired by a performance I saw last night called 'Highly Sensitive...

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May 20th, 2019

There is no doubt that some children are wired up to be more naturally empathetic than...

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May 6th, 2019

(This is a post about older children and teenagers.)



I learnt about the...

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