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The Life of an Octopus in 2020

The Life of an Octopus in 2020

The Life of an Octopus in 2020 by Amber McClintock   The ocean was brimming with millions of brightly coloured fish swimming around the reef. Just there, but barely noticed, was a tiny newborn octopus floating about, scared and confused. Crimson was afraid. She had just emerged from her tiny grape-shaped egg and was fighting [...]
What I Learned When My 5yo Blocked The Loo!

What I Learned When My 5yo Blocked The Loo!

WHAT MY 5 YEAR OLD TAUGHT ME ABOUT FRUSTRATION AND HEADSPACE WHEN HE BLOCKED THE TOILET 🤯🤗 I wanted to post this as a reminder that headspace is a real gift 💝 Do you get frustrated at her kids? If you do, you are not alone! I know that it is very easy for me to jump [...]
The Meaning of Friends, by Mali, age 7

The Meaning of Friends, by Mali, age 7

Meaning of Friends: Fight for you Respect you Include you Encourage you Need you Deserve you Stand by you
Child Development

Child Development

"Children's mental health” The complete well-being and optimal development of a child in the emotional, behavioral, social & cognitive domains. In other words we can also say that children’s mental health is defined as different from adult mental health and more multifaceted because of the unique developmental milestones that children experience.   Emotional development Emotional [...]
Dance and Creativity in Lock-down

Dance and Creativity in Lock-down

Have you settled into the new ‘normal’?  As a parent of two children (aged 10 and 7) I’ve had to make some pretty major adjustments (like many of you reading this blog).  Instead of running my dance business full-time and managing a festival involving 350 children, I’m staying at home and helping my own kids [...]
What is friendship and why is it important?

What is friendship and why is it important?

Friendship is listening to someone who is your friend and playing together. When friends are sad, it's nice to try and cheer them up and let them pick what game they would like to play. We also have cake and give them cards and presents on their birthdays. Sometimes, me and my brother argue, but [...]
Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

Hey, my name is Jay McKeague. I am a Growth Mindset Coach for parents and children. My personal development journey started with my own personal struggles with crippling anxiety; I wanted a way to heal without medication so I began a life coaching course. After many courses taken and books read, I am here to [...]
Panic Attacks in Children

Panic Attacks in Children

Panic Attacks in Children – Every Parent/Carer’s Nightmare! The word ‘panic’ has its origins in Greek Mythology. The Greek deity, Pan, with the body and head of a man and the legs and feet of a goat, used to frequent the forests of Arcadia where he would rustle the leaves in trees in the forest.  [...]
Raising Girls Self Esteem

Raising Girls Self Esteem

Self-esteem can be hard to define.  It’s more than just feeling good about yourself, taking pride in your accomplishments or liking what you see in the mirror. For me self-esteem is concerned with the way we judge our own worth. Girls with positive self-esteem tend to recognise their abilities, talents and strengths and feel proud [...]
A Story About Kindness

A Story About Kindness

DOWN WITH THE MEAN-NESS AND UP WITH THE KINDNESS – THE BRAT By Amber Alice Fowlie, age 10, Aberdeenshire   Once upon a time in a city called Salzburg in Austria, there was a girl named Vanessa. Vanessa was an only child and very spoilt, in fact, she was a spoilt ungrateful brat! She only […]
Explaining ‘The Thing’…

Explaining ‘The Thing’…

‘The Thing’ by Oscar Goffer, age 6. To the scientist, Sometimes I get ‘The Thing’ and I wanted to tell you about my discoveries so that you can help other people if they get ‘The Thing’ too. ‘The Thing’ is when I feel extremely cross and sad, all at the same time. When you get […]
Confident Kids Get Anxiety Too

Confident Kids Get Anxiety Too

Lets begin with understanding what anxiety and depression are like from the inside out. Anxiety is felt as an intense worry or fear and can be over anything old or new, things you have always been OK with can become scary or the cause of worry and new tasks, challenges or experiences can cause you […]