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Why naughty needs a time-out!
Why naughty needs a time-out! 150 150 Jane Evans

Should anyone still be calling children naughty?  If you aren’t a fan of naughty, or sending children to the step, chair or thinking cloud of shame, there’s some good news…Unless you are Piers Morgan, who on hearing about the move in early years away from the use of naughty, tweeted: ‘So now we can’t even…

Should we hold back on diagnosing children?
Should we hold back on diagnosing children? 150 150 Jane Evans

“Of course Jane I know you don’t like diagnoses for children.” Where do you sit when it comes to diagnosing children based on their behaviour? During a recent discussion, not for the first time, the above comment was levelled at me. I can’t deny it’s true BUT I can qualify it, and I did. So…

Why are we SO anxious about other people’s opinions?
Why are we SO anxious about other people’s opinions? 150 150 Jane Evans

Why do other people’s opinions plague us? Be honest… How much of your daily thinking is taken up endlessly analysing and worrying about what other people think about, what you: Say Do Don’t say Don’t do Look like Sound like Know Don’t know Or even worse… What your child/ren: Behaves like Refuses to do Does…

Why will this year’s diet fad set you up for another failure?
Why will this year’s diet fad set you up for another failure? 150 150 Jane Evans

Diets don’t work! Yet like lemmings off a cliff every year, especially in January and around April/May, we jump off the cliff right back onto the diet merry-go round wreck again. Believing this one WILL WORK. This time we will get to the size, weight, fitness and even shape we can feel happy at. (Although…

Can you be rid of exam stress?
Can you be rid of exam stress? 150 150 Jane Evans

You are it! You really matter during the build up to exam time and when they actually happen! However your youngsters might react to you, they truly need you to have their backs 100% of time by feeling safe, solid and full of empathy. If you are worried about it all WATCH THIS 2 minute…

Why is the blame game so addictive?
Why is the blame game so addictive? 150 150 Jane Evans

The blame loop Having someone or something external to blame when things don’t go our way, or WE make a mistake, can easily become a habit. In childhood, blaming others can be a means of survival, especially if getting caught or owning up is likely to incur the wrath of the adults around us. As…

What keeps you swimming back to self-destruct?
What keeps you swimming back to self-destruct? 150 150 Jane Evans

Do you keep drowning your health, happiness and success in a pool of self-sabotage? Whilst rescuing bees from the pool where I am staying in Australia, (yep honestly I am, one bee at a time!) I had time to reflect on how it reminded me of my old self-destructive habits, the ones I fully knew…

Are we our illnesses?
Are we our illnesses? 150 150 Jane Evans

Have you ever described yourself as: A migraine sufferer Having a ‘dodgy back/knee/stomach Asthmatic A hayfever sufferer Intolerant to dairy, gluten, eggs… Prone to catching colds and other bugs Having high blood pressure Irregular heartbeat Having high cholesterol Are you in danger of making this a self-fulfilling prophecy for life? You may have suffered with…

Should you really just chill out about your child’s screen usage?
Should you really just chill out about your child’s screen usage? 150 150 Jane Evans

Should you really be concerned about the effects screen time is having on your child? According to a report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), no! In fact, you should just chill out about how often and how long your children are accessing screens. You can use their simple check list to…

Why you only need to make one resolution this New Year to achieve lasting change
Why you only need to make one resolution this New Year to achieve lasting change 150 150 Jane Evans

Are you a new year’s resolutions devotee or a ‘new year – new you’ rebel? Either way, you probably want to make some changes to your life or your business and achieve some new goals in 2019. And, if you scroll through your social media accounts right now, they’re jam-packed with New Year’s resolutions and…