Feelings

Be Your Child’s Emotional Coach

Be Your Child’s Emotional Coach

Emotions, they are running high right now. We’re living in a time of fear and sadness and anger, grieving the loss of normalcy in our day-to-day lives as the pandemic has redefined normal. The circumstances are challenging for the calmest and most resilient among us, let alone for our kids,…

Don’t Ask Kids ‘Why’ When They’re Upset

Don’t Ask Kids ‘Why’ When They’re Upset

Your kid has been muttering under his breath for the past five minutes as he works through his maths homework; finally, he slams his pencil down in obvious frustration. “Why are you getting so frustrated?” you might ask. Or your preschooler comes rushing down the stairs to you, tears running…

If You Want To Feel Happier, Don’t Bother Faking A Smile

If You Want To Feel Happier, Don’t Bother Faking A Smile

For some reason, certain people feel it is their obligation to tell others, usually women, to smile. Clearly, this is problematic for many reasons, but as someone on the receiving end of those comments pretty frequently, I especially hate when people attempt to use science to try and convince me…