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Things to talk to your kids about - Molly Potter

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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.

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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April 27th, 2019

Mindfulness has received a lot of attention in the last few years and for good reason...

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April 21st, 2019

I think most of us do it probably because our parents/carers did it: that is to...

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April 7th, 2019

I believe that as a nation, we are rubbish at debate. Although debate does happen in...

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April 4th, 2019

'Sorry, sorry' you often hear a woman say when she has burst into tears. 'Man up,' or...

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March 29th, 2019

You know how when you listen to a tune that evokes instant (and strong) happy memories...

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March 24th, 2019

The emotion that seems to cause the most concern with parents/carers that I talk to is...

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March 22nd, 2019

Being a parent or carer is not an easy job. It's 24/7 and there isn't a manual to...

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March 14th, 2019

When it comes to talking to kids about sex, intimate relationships and body parts,...

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March 9th, 2019

When a child does something wrong, most of us have been taught that the child needs to...

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March 3rd, 2019

There are words for emotions in different languages that do not translate directly or...

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February 28th, 2019

Obviously nobody can guess what another person is feeling with 100% accuracy all of...

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February 25th, 2019

Here is my...

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February 23rd, 2019

An important part of developing emotional literacy is about helping your child to...

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February 22nd, 2019

As I have said in previous posts, part of emotional literacy is about having some '...

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February 20th, 2019

I put together the following five A4 emotion posters for use with my pupils at...

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February 16th, 2019

What I cover in this post will seem obvious but I think it's always good to...

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February 15th, 2019

Some of the messages our boys receive from a very young age

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February 14th, 2019

For children to develop better emotion regulation, it can help them to think about the...

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February 11th, 2019

This is an an fun way to explore coping strategies for worrying, with your child. The...

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February 10th, 2019

You might already know this little trick but if not, it's too good not to add to your...

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February 8th, 2019

Something useful that children can learn about emotions is that they have different...

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February 7th, 2019

'The stork of taboo!'



The idea of children (and young people) learning about...

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February 6th, 2019

Some children worry more than others and you will know if your child is prone to...

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February 6th, 2019

Not a proper post but this is what I aim to achieve with my books but I also assume...

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February 5th, 2019

One effective behaviour management technique that I use with the children I teach part...

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February 4th, 2019

I love this little book of mine because it is a simple (and therefore easy to use) way...

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February 3rd, 2019

In a world where we are bombarded with smiley faces in TV adverts, shop windows,...

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February 2nd, 2019

Emotional literacy is an incredible key to opening up self-awareness. Our emotional...

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January 31st, 2019

Self esteem has had a fair amount of focus in recent decades and yet the understanding...

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January 30th, 2019

Children fall out and make up all the time and in the main, it's usually best to let...

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January 29th, 2019

If you put your child in a room FULL of toys and sat in it with him or her, YOU would...

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January 28th, 2019

SOME OF THE MORE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF ANGER





Now this...

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