10 things to do at this time of the year with children

Seasons Greetings to you. I thought I’d do a quick blist (blog list?!) of things that are fun and calming to do at Christmas  Be Present – kids need your presence as this creates memories and reassures at this time of year – so presence not presents! Get edible crafty...

Creating Christmas Calm with Positive Touch

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, however it can also be a stressful time too, especially for children. There is the serious issue of overwhelm, anxiety and more negative emotions: Which presents do you want? Endless decisions What part do you get in the...

Top 10 Tips to Support your Energy at this Festive Time of Year Another blist (blog/list! – is this a thing?!) this time looking at how you can support your energy and sanity in this very emotionally & physically draining time of year! These are some tips to reboost...

forget PMT this is SHT – Start of holiday Tension!

SHT – Start of Holiday Tension I’ve been so looking forward to the holidays, a time to chill and relax with my little ones. As I’m self-employed I do struggle switching off, but am determined to do better this summer holiday. Therein lies the problem. I think I’ve...

How many Hugs do you Share a Day? The Power of a Hug

How many hugs do you share a day? We all know that giving or receiving a hug feels good. Whether its for a hello, goodbye or an "I love you". Most of us have heard the quote by the  psychotherapist Virginia Satir that says, “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need...

My Top 10 Tips for Surviving the holidays

Top 10 tips to survive the summer holidays – it’s a balance of control, planning and having fun. These are my ideas for the holidays and I hope they are useful to you too! Let me know on my facebook page 1 Make a plan for what you want to do in the holidays before...

SATS & Exams – support for children

This week can be a stressful one for those with 7 and 11 year olds - SATS week. The schools can be gentle and supportive - but these are young children doing tests over a week! So this video is to share some quick and simple tools you can implement into your day for...

Make Changes as your Child Sleeps – The Goulding Process

The Goulding Process (formerly Sleeptalk) self-esteem programme developed for children and their parents is an simple & effective process where you talk to your child as they sleep, with certain key phases (developed through proven research). It can help eliminate...

Family Recipe – Bread Rolls

I thought I’d start doing a monthly recipe share – something that has worked well with my kids – both as an experience of doing and also with eating! At the weekend I found a great little recipe which was simple and easy – and didn’t take too...

Welcome to Create Family Calm

Welcome to Create Family Calm Do you want a calmer family and home life? Would you like to learn simple tools that can support your children? Do you want to be able to stop toddler tantrums, anger outbursts, toilet/ food issues, bedwetting, school anxieties, sibling...