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  • Top tip for helping kids with tricky emotions

    Top tip for helping kids with tricky emotions

    Monday a fire lit in my belly… Miranda and I spent the morning with Emily @movementfoundations talking about our new Movement programme for kids and it really inspired me. As a coach I am always looking to develop my skills and it’s amazing to have these new tools and skills at my finger tips, now…

  • 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,…

  • After School Meltdowns

    I just collected my youngest daughter from school, Friday’s can be tough after a long week at school. Like many kids she is very focussed at school and gives it her all and then finds coming home tricky as she needs to release, she is also often dehydrated. We had a great walk/run home and…

  • 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…

  • Simple Tip for Positive Thinking

    Simple Tip for Positive Thinking

    Changing mindset can be this simple 🌱 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Coaching KIDS to be their own best friend (@happyconfidentkids) I’m training for a run on Sunday supporting @harrys_rainbow_ and when I started my run I kept telling myself “I get to do this…” and today I got my PB for 5k.…

  • 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…

  • The Batman Effect

    The Batman Effect

    We recently wrote an article for ANLP International “Be More Batman“. In 2016 a scientific experiment referred to as the Batman effect was carried out by a professor and director of research at the Institute of Child Development, Dr Stephanie Carlson, this research made a big impression on me.   Dr Carlson studies the management systems…

  • Be More Batman

    Be More Batman

    Recently I went to @yvconcerts where my daughter was performing with thousands of other children, it was an amazing evening on so many levels listening to children singing is such a lovely experience and the children will have memories for a lifetime; including being inspired by their new hero @nandi_bushell The first thing Emily said to me when…