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Teaching your children about boundaries and empathy

By Elaine Hodgins / November 4, 2019 /

For many mums and dads, setting boundaries for their young child’s behaviour is just a normal part of bringing up the child. No hitting. No swearing. Don’t interrupt when mummy is talking. We don’t snatch things from other children. However, as the child gets older, and social interaction gets more complicated, it’s not enough to…

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Is Your Child ready for Primary School?

By Elaine Hodgins / July 10, 2019 /

It’s exciting isn’t it. Your child is starting primary school, but have you prepared him/her? If not, you haven’t got long before the new school year starts! As a clinical children’s hypnotherapist, specialising in all sorts of anxiety and behavioural problems, I am often asked by mums: “Can you help me – my child is…

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Why Children’s Social and Emotional Health is Important

By Avidmode / July 3, 2019 /

I had a great conversation with a pre-school teacher last week.  We discussed the importance of children’s emotional and social health.  She was telling me that in a pre-school or even reception classroom, some of the three to five year old children are such fun – they smile, laugh, and giggle during free play; are…

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A challenging child

By Elaine Hodgins / June 12, 2019 /

Do you ever wake up in the morning and wonder what you are going to be faced with today?  Do you feel like your stress bucket is already nearly full before the day has even started? Do you wonder if you will get another call from the school or another violent outburst from your child?…

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Building confidence in children in their formative years

By Elaine Hodgins / May 29, 2019 /

Let’s face it – we would all love to have confident kids, wouldn’t we? Of course, as parents we CAN have an impact on our child’s confidence and obviously their general development but there are a couple of myths we need to dispel first! The first one is that people are either confident OR totally…

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Creating a good foundation for a growth mindset in children and teens

By Elaine Hodgins / April 3, 2019 /

What do we mean by “a Growth Mindset?” Growth mindset refers to how we face setbacks and challenges. There are lots of ways we can help our children have a growth mindset, but first let us look at the two different children – one with a growth mindset and the other without. Johnny is a…

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