Mindblown: Happy Confident Kids Blog

  • 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…

  • Glimmer Tree

    Glimmer Tree

    Create your own Glimmer Tree. Think of things that make you glimmer; glimmers are the good things in everyday life for example: snuggled on the sofa watching a movie, jumping in muddy puddle or just being outside – see what’s a glimmer? Give the glimmer a colour in the key and colour a bauble in…

  • Christmas Glimmer Hunt

    Christmas Glimmer Hunt

    Join us this December to hunt out some Glimmers (the good things in everyday life – what’s a glimmer?). See what you can find and how they make you feel inside. You can also colour in your Gimmer Hunt sheet. Send a copy of your sheet to hello@happyconfidentkids.com or tag us on social media for…

  • Christmas Glimmers

    Christmas Glimmers

    Over the weekend I got absorbed in social media; pictures of amazing Christmas parties, family outings and incredible elf on the shelf creations. It’s so easy to get wrapped up (boom boom) in looking at other peoples lives and making comparisons to our own, so much so that it’s easy to overlook the simplest glimmers…

  • Making the Impossible Possible

    Making the Impossible Possible

    Yesterday was Walt Disney Day and a great reminder to keep dreaming big; let our minds feel free and imagine. Walt Disney had a creative thinking strategy he used with all his teams, that involved having a “Dreamer Room”, where people could freely express creative ideas, unjudged by others. This later lead to the term…

  • Self Care Tool – I Heart Me

    Self Care Tool – I Heart Me

    I Heart Me is a lovely coaching tool that we teach our coaches and one they then use to help children and young people to take time to love themselves. We use this tool as part of our teenage 1-2-1 coaching program and group workshops. So we thought we would spread the love a little…

  • 1-2-1 Kids Coaching Feedback

    “Really simple but effective tools and discussions to help myself and my daughter navigate some complex emotions. Amazed the difference it has made in just a few sessions”

  • Helping Children and Young People with Distressing War News

    There are currently 32 ongoing conflicts in the world, recently news coverage of the conflict in Ukraine and now Israel and Gaza have been graphic, immediate and relentless. Images and stories of war can be hard to hear and worrying for children and young people. Research shows indirect exposure to traumatic events can trigger mental health…

  • Much less angry than before our first session

    Much less angry than before our first session

    “Thanks for the session, x was so much happier on Friday. They really enjoyed the sand activity and we’ve looked at his jar a few times since and talked about the colours of the emotions, how they are all mixed up inside him/us but that talking about them helps us understand ourselves better. It’s an…

  • Helping to control frustration and access calm

    “My son visited Laura to help gain strategies to help him when he became frustrated and she was great. He loved the sessions and didn’t want them to stop. He came away with lovely strategies that he still uses and has allowed him to learn how to control his frustration and calm himself. Thank you…

  • Power Pose for Kids

    Power Pose for Kids

    In this video we talk about what confidence is and how the way we present our bodies can help us to look and feel confident – fake it until we make it. The Power Pose is any amazing tool our coaches regularly teach their young clients age 5-18 and its a core part of our…

  • Ginger Says Relax Colouring Sheet

    Ginger Says Relax Colouring Sheet

    A little something for the half-term holidays inspired by a sketch that coach Laura did recently. Nothing beats how a hug feels. Please download, colour and share you can tag us @happyconfidentkids Happy colouring.

  • School Well-Being Workshop in London

    School Well-Being Workshop in London

    “Our Y6 pupils loved working with coach Rosie on a number of different self esteem activities; they were totally y engaged by her methods and ideas Their spirits were lifted during the hours they spent taking part in the session and we are excited to work with Happy Confident Kids again soon!”

  • Be More Matilda

    Be More Matilda

    Every month we run coaching clinics to support all our wonderful coaches. During our session we were chatting about power poses and coach Sally was talking about how her young clients are often inspired by Matilda and also what a great power pose she has. It got me thinking how we could all be a…

  • Be a Happy Confident Kids Coach

    Be a Happy Confident Kids Coach

    Here goes everyone we are super excited to launch our new dates for training to become one of our amazing Happy Confident Kids coaches. Dates for our next intake for Happy Confident Kids Coach training: Become part of an amazing support network where you will be trained and have support to win new work? Our awesome…

  • Become an In the Wild Leader

    Become an In the Wild Leader

    Your passion for nature, life experience and qualifications coupled with our training & ongoing support, through our membership, will enable you to become an In the Wild leader; where you can deliver and teach important life skills to children and young people. Connecting children and young people to nature while teaching them life skills. How…

  • What is neurodiversity?

    What is neurodiversity?

    Neurodiversity refers to the natural diversity of human minds. It is a biological fact that we are diverse in our minds, just like we are in ethnicity, gender and sexuality; neurodiversity recognises that there is not a wrong or right way for a brain to work. It represents the whole spectrum from neurodivergent to neurotypical…

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