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The Ultimate Guide To Helping Your Kids Develop The Skills They Need To Feel Happy And Confident. 

Do your children worry too much about what others think of them?
Does it frustrate you when they give up on something before even giving it a go?
Does it break your heart when they don't see themselves as the amazing individuals that you know them to be?

As parents you naturally want the best for your children. You want them to be happy and confident and you dream of them growing up to live successful, fulfilling lives. 

Unfortunately you can't control everything that life throws in their path and some of this can be emotionally challenging for them. However, you can teach them the tools and strategies they need to cope with these challenges and from a very young age.  

This guide can help you. Whilst it's primarily aimed at children aged between 3 and 10 years old, a lot of the information can be used to help you understand and support older children too. It looks at four main areas of well-being: self-esteem, mindset, relationships and problem-solving and gives you practical tips on how to support your children to develop these skills to give them the ultimate start for a happy and successful life.

According to the Children’s Society:

  • 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life.

  • 1 in 10 school children between the ages of 5 and 16 have a diagnosable mental health condition.

  • 75% of all mental health problems are established by the time someone is 18.

You can help to prevent your children becoming one of these statistics by teaching them the skills they need to to recognise, name and manage their emotions, alongside other strategies to manage their emotional well-being and mental health.         

This guide will show you how.

About The Author

Melanie Appleyard is a Qualified Primary School Teacher, with additional qualifications in Special Educational Needs, Personal, Social and Health Education and Emotion Coaching. 

Having seen a rise in the number of children struggling with mental health issues in a health system that is struggling to cope with demand, she firmly believes that more needs to be done to equip children with the skills they need to recognise and manage their emotion. This in turn will go a long way in helping to prevent a large number of mental health issues from arising. This guide was written to support parents and teachers in nurturing emotional intelligence to help the children they care for thrive.