Opinion: Six Questions To Ask Your Child At The End Of Their Day

For a child to feel loved, they need to feel that their parents, and indeed any other adults they spend time with on a regular basis, take an active interest in their lives. Yet, adult lives are busy and stressful, and as a result, it’s all too Read More …

Picture Book: Odd Dog Out (2016)

Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph is a brilliant, well-written, and wonderfully illustrated, book that’s not only a great read, but also helps children to realise that being different is okay. It tells the story of a dog who runs away because he/she feels she doesn’t Read More …

Opinion: Why TV Talent Shows Damage The Likelihood Of Children Leading Successful Lives (And What You Can Do About It)

Talent shows have always been a big hit, and today they occupy prime time slots on our most watched TV channels. They’re a network executive’s dream format. They’re cheap to produce, they’re wildly popular with adults and children alike, and many see them as good clean fun, Read More …

Opinion: The Importance Of Highlighting Social Norms (And Not Socially Unacceptable Behaviours)

Many parents like to pick out examples from every day life and use them to help teach their child things like right from wrong, and what types of behaviours and actions are acceptable and what are not. It seems like such a simple and logical Read More …

Game: Who Would Win?

Who Would Win? is a game that kids love to play, but it’s also a great way to encourage them to think logically and solve problems for themselves. It’s a game that’s very easy to play, you simply have to come up with a pair Read More …

Online Resource: Character Lab

What Is It? Character Lab is an organisation and website that is dedicated to using science and evidence-based methods to mould critical characteristics in children and young adults to help them increase their likelihood of becoming happy and successful adults. It’s aim is to bring together Read More …

App: Mastermind

Master Mind is a simple game where trial and error is used to work out an unknown sequence of coloured pegs. You have a total of ten guesses to identify the unknown sequence, and after each guess, you are told how many colours you have Read More …

Game: What If …

What If … is a great game for encouraging children to think about the consequences of actions, which is important for developing good self-control and forward-planning skills, about how the world around them works, and about how to deal with any mistakes and failures which Read More …

Core Life Skill: Growth Mindset

What Is It? A growth mindset is a way of looking at the world which embraces mistakes and failures, seeing them as opportunities to learn something new, rather than being something to be afraid of and avoid. This means it makes people more open to Read More …

Online Resource: To Raise Brave Girls, Encourage Adventure (Ted Talk by Caroline Paul)

This is a thought-provoking Ted Talk by Caroline Paul that I consider a must-watch for parents of young girls. It discusses how you can raise girls who are willing to take on the world, rather than sit back and watch it passively pass them by. As the Read More …