Monthly Archives: September 2015

Kids, lies, pants on fire, and good versus evil.

Having just returned from speaking at the Australian Summit on Bribery and Corruption, I was overwhelmed by the huge amounts of money large corporations commit to preventing bribery and corruption in their organisations and the huge amounts of time, money and resources government officials put into prosecuting offenders. It made me think about parallels […]

By |September 24th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Meltdowns – How to help when they “absolutely can’t take it any more”

Meltdowns – We’ve all had them. Some of us have had them more recently than others. Some might live with someone (grown up or little) who frequently melts down.
In psychology, we understand that melt downs are the letting out of built up emotions – frustration, excitement, disappointment, anger, despair, grief….
Strong feelings usually let us […]

By |September 17th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Music: Turning emotional volumes up and down

When we are helping little ones (or grown-ups) to learn to regulate their emotions, we are teaching them to label and safely express how they feel. We aim to help them to match their behaviour to certain situations, to turn their energy levels up and down – a little like we might adjust the […]

By |September 10th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Happy Fathers: Dad’s and Their Mental Health

With Fathers’ Day upon us this weekend, perhaps it’s time to think about what fathers need – not in the underwear, socks, and new fishing gear department, but more in terms of what really makes them happy. What do fathers need to be happy, mentally healthy and to be well?

Proudly, a lot of recent […]

By |September 3rd, 2015|General|0 Comments