Monthly Archives: September 2015

24 09, 2015

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

September 24th, 2015|General|0 Comments

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

17 09, 2015

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

September 17th, 2015|General|0 Comments

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

10 09, 2015

Music: Turning emotional volumes up and down

September 10th, 2015|General|0 Comments

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

3 09, 2015

Happy Fathers: Dad’s and Their Mental Health

September 3rd, 2015|General|0 Comments

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