emotions

Nurturing risk management with your toddler

Nurturing risk management with your toddler sounds scary when you want to wrap them in cotton wool. But this is doing them no favours. These first years of your child’s life will see them develop their basic brain architecture and they need a wide range of experiences to do this. Taking risks and pushing themselves is a vital part of this process.

Feelings – the bodies motivators

To understand your child’s outward displays of behaviour, you must take a step back and remind yourself of what is at the root of them – their feelings and emotions. Neither good nor bad, these motivators for the body are driving your child’s behaviours even before they don’t understand them.

Five steps to managing your child’s anxieties

Does your child worry about things, causing difficult emotions? We can all feel anxious about different things in our lives. But before your child’s anxieties stop them from grasping some great opportunities, help them to manage their anxieties with some simple steps to managing your child’s anxieties.

Nurturing communication skills with Toddlers

The confident language abilities of your skilled speaker can tell you so much, even at two years old. It will offer you a strong indication of how well your child is going to manage when they start school, along with how well they will do within it. Read on to learn how you can nurture your toddlers communication skills.

Recognising the emotions of our friends

Recognising emotions in others and imagining how that person is feeling is all about empathy. And while your child may feel deeply wounded by the actions and comments of others from a very young age, their empathy is not well developed until they are around seven years old. Recognising the emotions of our friends is important in friendships. But for children struggling to recognise their own, this can be tough. Learn how to support your child through these tricky processes.

How is your child’s level of self-esteem

When you begin to think about the qualities that you wish to inspire in your child, you will quickly see why this needs some careful handling.  And while it is all too easy to make mistakes if we don’t take a moment to think about what we are doing.  Children need opportunities to develop their abilities and to experience their success.  But at the same time, they need to feel reassured that they are important and loved, irrespective of their achievements. 

Primitive Brain reactions to modern day problems

We might expect certain responses from our children. But are you aware of their primitive brain reactions to modern day problems? Sometimes, when we are faced with a very emotional moment, it can feel like we are both in the emotion and at the same time. This is the primitive part of our brain taking over and can feel like we have no control. Whilst this plays an essential role in getting us out of the way of an oncoming car, we do not want our children to automatically react from this place of overwhelming emotions.