Emotion Coaching

Emotion coaching is a universal strategy for supporting the behavioural and emotional well-being of children, adolescents and adults. It can be used as an ‘in the moment’ technique to connect with your loved one, redirect behaviour and avoid or de-escalate outbursts.

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The truth about labels

How would you complete this sentence “I am_______”?
When filling in that blank how would you describe yourself? It's not as easy as it sounds. 
The truth is we are so much more than any blank, label, third word, or description. All of your nuances, complexities, contradictions of your life, self-perception, and your sense of identity, can never be filled in under a label. And that's where a lot of us are wrapped up in labels, afraid of our feelings, fearful of being perceived as one identity.

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Monitoring Anxiety Triggers [PDF printable]

I suggest monitoring your child every day for at least one week. You will find a blank parent monitoring worksheet right here. You will notice that the anxiety behaviours are manifesting in certain types of situations. Then you can sit down with your child and begin to discuss what she fears explicitly about the situation.

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Does My Child Suffer From Anxiety?

As parents there are many things that we can do to help our anxious child cope. One of the best things we can do is try to better understand our child’s anxious behaviours. Understanding your anxious child will help you to make better choices for your child, also understanding your their fears, to your child conquer them!

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Arguing within your partner? - Communication Help.

Communication is one of those things that we think we are born with and mastered by now, but the truth is- no one actually teaches us anything about it. Good communication is a skill, meaning that we actually need to learn and practice how to do it well. Here we look at some common challenges and mistakes couples make while arguing. 

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Tantrums and Sensory Meltdowns

To many people “tantrum” and “meltdown” are the same thing. And they can look very similar when you see a child in the middle of having one. A sensory meltdown is not the same thing as a temper tantrum, and it can be hard to differentiate the two. Learning about the causes and symptoms of a tantrum vs. a meltdown, can help you know how to best manage them...

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