Typically developing children naturally progress through the different stages of emotional development and become confident, trusting, accepting young people who embrace diversity and become independent learners. However, emotional development involves many complex stages which can be hindered with inconsistent parenting, lack of sensitivity or nurture,...

Neuroscience is revealing more and more about the ways in which teenagers’ brains are different to adults’ brains. Understanding how this impacts on their thinking, mood and behaviour can be very helpful and sometimes quite reassuring for those of us that work with them. With...

Communication is the basis of human and non-human interaction. We can all communicate with a touch or a sound, a look or a symbol, a word or a sentence and also by doing or saying nothing at all. Communication can be verbal and non-verbal and...

Positive psychology is a relative new field in psychology terms and has only been around for approximately 30 years. The concept is that if we do not recognise and value key positive traits within our lives, it impacts negatively on mental health and well-being. The...

There is much research that shows that self-esteem plays a huge role in children developing in their quest of discovering and building their strong selves. Self- esteem is a key element of emotional wellbeing for kids to be curious and confident enough to keep trying...