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  • Why is hydration so important for kids?

    Why is hydration so important for kids?

    Our bodies are made up of mostly water. Water helps our bodies function properly in many ways, including: When are kids most at risk of dehydration? Kids are more likely to get dehydrated than adults because: Signs of dehydration in kids Tips for keeping kids hydrated By following these tips, you can help keep your…

  • Beat the Overwhelm: Strategies for Managing Your Child’s Meltdown

    Kids emotions can seem like they are on a rollercoaster, this is normal for them to experience a whirlwind of feelings throughout the day. But meltdowns, especially long ones, can be incredibly stressful for both child and parent. Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone! One simple tip you can use today is to make sure your…

  • How to make time as a parent for self-care

    Looking after yourself is so important especially as grown-ups where we are looking after kids. It’s hard to look after others when you don’t have some time for you; especially to help avoid and then support with meltdowns. Being grounded and connecting with ourselves, even a few minutes a day can help us to keep…

  • Simple Tip for Avoiding Meltdowns

    HALT – 😋HUNGRY 😠ANGRY 😞 LONELY 😴TIRED HALT is a term used in the mental health field for assessing if our basic needs are met. This is something we cover in our ANGER and MELTDOWNS workshop. Assessing for basic needs can be really helpful for BOTH avoiding and resolving meltdowns. For example hungry, tired, thirsty,…

  • How can I help a child with bullying

    How can I help a child with bullying

    Bullying is a serious issue that can have lasting negative effects on children and adults alike. It can happen anywhere – schools, homes, and even workplaces. Bullying is NEVER OK. This post empowers both parents and adults to create a world where everyone feels safe and respected. Preventing Bullying in Children: By working together –…

  • Why Does Teacher Well-being Matter?

    Why Does Teacher Well-being Matter?

    Teacher well-being isn’t a luxury; it’s the foundation for a thriving learning environment. Imagine a classroom filled with laughter, excitement, and a genuine love of learning. This vibrant atmosphere isn’t magic – it’s the direct result of happy and supported teachers. Here’s why investing in teacher well-being is critical: Our Proven Approach: At Happy Confident…

  • Prioritize Teacher Well-being: Happy Teachers, Thriving Students

    Prioritize Teacher Well-being: Happy Teachers, Thriving Students

    Imagine a classroom buzzing with laughter, curiosity, and a contagious love of learning. This vibrant environment isn’t magic – it’s the direct result of prioritizing teacher well-being. When teachers feel happy and supported, their classrooms flourish. At Happy Confident Kids, we bridge the gap between teacher well-being and student success. We go beyond just supporting…

  • Helping teens to be exam ready

    Helping teens to be exam ready

    Anyone can do this, no matter how ready you are or how much you’ve studied. This technique can help teens feel as calm and relaxed as possible before and during exams, so they can do as well as they possibly can. Help your teen(s), if they are open to help, to imagine two people ready…

  • Tips for Building Social Confidence in Kids

    Tips for Building Social Confidence in Kids

    Social Butterfly in Training Does your child shy away from new people and situations? Maybe they struggle at group activities or playground interactions. Many kids experience social anxiety, but there are ways to help them blossom into confident social butterflies. Here are some tips to boost your child’s social confidence: Start Small and Celebrate Successes:…

  • The Bully See-Saw: Why Bullies Pick on Others

    The Bully See-Saw: Why Bullies Pick on Others

    Have you ever noticed that bullies often seem to pick on kids who are kind and confident? It’s almost like they’re trying to play a game on a see-saw. By putting someone else down, they feel like they can elevate themselves. An estimated 1,544,000 children aged 10 to 15 years (34.9%) experienced an in-person bullying…

  • GCSE Exam Confidence Workshop For Students

    GCSE Exam Confidence Workshop For Students

    Conquer Your GCSEs: Essential Strategies for Exam Confidence Feeling the GCSE pressure? You’re not alone! Many students in the UK experience stress and anxiety leading up to their exams. But fear not! Here at Happy Confident Kids, we’re offering a dynamic GCSE Exam Confidence Workshop designed to equip YOU with the tools and techniques to…

  • How can I help my kid in meltdown?

    How can I help my kid in meltdown?

    Ever watched kids struggling to wait their turn or getting frustrated so quickly they scream or hit, ending in a meltdown. This is not just a test of patience for us; it’s a glimpse into the world of a kid developing self-control. Self-control is like a muscle🏋‍♂ the more we use it, the stronger it…

  • Meltdown Workshop Feedback

    Meltdown Workshop Feedback

    Recent feedback from a family who did our online meltdown workshop, giving us all the feels. Both mum, dad and then grandparents did the workshop. “The take home messages we got as a family were huge… My partner started to come on board with naming the emotions and realising ‘monkey see monkey do’. It helped…

  • Steve Orton

    Steve Orton

    Congratulations Steve Orton on becoming a Happy Confident Kids Sports Coach, after he completed our Sports Coach Master Class. “Loved the session and came away with so much value, both as a parent of 3 children and a coach to others. Fun, engaging and a brilliant opportunity to learn in a great environment.” Steve Orton Steve…

  • Zack George

    Zack George

    Congratulations to Zack George on becoming our first official Happy Confident Kids Sports Coach, after he completed our Sports Coach Master Class. “Absolutely loved the sports coach master class, Miranda and Laura made the session extremely fun and explained everything in a way that was engaging and easy to follow. Cant recommend them highly enough” Zack George…

  • We can learn a lot from Sarina Wiegman

    We can learn a lot from Sarina Wiegman

    A growth mindset means believing that a person’s abilities aren’t innate but can be improved through effort, learning, and persistence. We are running an in person Happy Confident Kids Sports Coach Masterclass next week in which we have a section on FIXED vs GROWTH mindset Sarina Wiegman is an amazing example of a growth mindset.…

  • Dental Anxiety – My child is anxious at the dentist what should I do?

    Dental Anxiety – My child is anxious at the dentist what should I do?

    We recently received an email from one of our clients grown-ups after a trip to the dentist, which they have allowed us to share (anonymised), so that we can help other children that might also find the dentist challenging. “Dear Happy Confident Kids I am hoping you can help me with a situation that arose…

  • Small, but Mighty

    Small, but Mighty

    Nature is amazing and last week both Laura and I independently visited Stratford Butterfly Farm with our families, it was amazing to see all the beautiful butterflies and also so inspiring seeing this army of ants at work. Ants have incredible speed and they carry objects bigger than their own weight, they are incredibly hard…