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 …

Game: Three Things I Learned Today

Three Things I Learned Today is a game that will help your child see learning as a positive experience, to s find positive outcomes from mistakes and failures, and promote a growth mindset. If you play this regularly, it will create a life-long love of learning and a mindset Read More …

Opinion: Ten Ways To Have A Positive Impact On A Child (No Matter How Much Time You Spend With Them)

Most people wish to have a positive impact on the children in their lives, but many assume that to do so takes a lot of time and effort. This means that they leave such things to others, such as their partners, parents or teachers. However, the science Read More …

Book Recommendation: Growth Mindset Pocketbook (2014)

A mindset is the way that a person’s brain assesses and responds to particular situations, and there are two basic types. These are a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Those with a fixed mindset believe that their ability to cope with situations and resolve problems are constrained Read More …