This course takes place over six weeks, 1 hour per week, and will cover the following aspects:

  • how to be a more effective parent at this difficult time
  • how to enhance emotional resilience in your children
  • why understanding feelings holds the key
  • dealing with anxiety, fear and anger
  • why active listening is so important
  • how to ask, not tell
  • how to help your children cope with the new-look education during Covid19
  • how your communication style impacts your child’s mental health
  • the impact of sleep, nutrition and exercise on emotions and behaviour
  • why taking care of you first, is key to your child’s future mental health
  • the impact of parents’ mobile addiction on our children
  • why screen time is so addictive for children
  • why parental expectations can do more harm than good
  • what signifies a change in emotional state in your child
  • tools and exercises to help you and your child cope better, together:
    • What Is Within My Control?
    • PoT : the Power of Thought: teaching your child to think differently
    • The Magic Bubble for self-protection
    • Talk To The Monkey – taking back control
    • BFT’s – Better Feeling Thoughts
    • Mindfulness
    • ‘Tapping’ to cope with anxiety, fear and anger
    • SOS: Stepping Over Stress
    • Countdown to Action: 54321
    • Where Am I Now? Wheel of Life
    • Vision Boards
    • You Make Me Proud

Duration: 6 weeks, 1-hour per week

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Tana Macpherson-Smith of Clearminds Education developed and presents the Monkey Wisdom series. She has twenty-five years’ experience in education as a teacher and senior leader in secondary schools, as a boarding school housemistress, prep school Governor, Marketing Director and creator of life-changing events for young people. Having lived (as a housemistress and parent) and worked with large numbers of teenagers over many years, she understands fully the wide range of mental health issues that affect teenagers and children.