Children’s Mindset

The Benefits of Reading to Our Children

The Benefits of Reading to Our Children

What happens when you read a story to your child? Storytime. Isn’t it wonderful when we read a story to our children? Not only do we introduce them to a world of magic, but we get those special moments of snuggling up together, relaxing together. But, did you know that when we read a story [...]
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
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 [...]
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 […]
Influencing a Child’s Mindset

Influencing a Child’s Mindset

To me, but maybe not others, a child’s mindset is set by influence. They are not born with all the knowledge, power or understanding of this world. They must see positive influences, be encouraged and most of all be loved. Some children will be confident, some won’t. Some will run into school on the first […]