Three things to teach children about mindfulness

Three things to teach children about mindfulness

“Mindfulness” is about being in touch with the present moment – paying attention to what is happening now – your thoughts, your feelings, and your way of being. Practicing mindfulness is a powerful tool for creating a sense of well-being, for managing...
How to talk with kids about grades

How to talk with kids about grades

Whether your children’s grades tend to be A’s, B’s, C’s, or F’s, kids often define “who they are” based on the grades they receive. “I’m an A-student.” “I’m not very smart.” “I’m an average student.” Unfortunately, when children label themselves...
Natalie Recovers from Bullying and Finds Inner Strength

Natalie Recovers from Bullying and Finds Inner Strength

Twelve-year-old Natalie was a child in trouble.1 After many months of bullying at school, she became severely depressed ─ to a point of failing and repeating grade five. During that time, she also tried to commit suicide.2 Natalie continued to be moody and tearful and...
Three Steps to Help Kids with Back to School Stress

Three Steps to Help Kids with Back to School Stress

Returning to school after a long break or starting school for the first time can bring up difficult emotions for children – fear, anxiety, worry, and stress. Here are three steps you can take to help smooth the transition, and minimize back to school stress, if...
Colin Makes Friends with Help from Life Coach for Kids

Colin Makes Friends with Help from Life Coach for Kids

Colin* is a thirteen-year-old boy who was isolating himself from the world. His favorite activity was to play video games at home… alone. He also lived in a single-parent household with no siblings and very few friends. His mother knew that Colin needed support to...
Help Kids Get In Touch With Their Dreams This Summer

Help Kids Get In Touch With Their Dreams This Summer

During the hustle and bustle of the school year, children’s dreams, outside of school and activities, may get lost in all of the busyness. Beyond getting good grades and performing well in sports/music/etc., your kids may have some hidden dreams they want to...
How do you fight fire?

How do you fight fire?

Ask most people the question, “How do you fight fire?” and their immediate response will be, “With fire!” The phrase, “Fight fire with fire” is a common idiom in the United States that refers to responding to an attack by using the...
Life Coach for Kids Helps Grace Manage Anxiety

Life Coach for Kids Helps Grace Manage Anxiety

Fourteen-year-old Grace* was crumbling under the pressure to perform at school and keep her scholarship. She knew her parents were financially stretched; therefore, getting good grades was constantly on her mind – she worried a lot and felt anxious. Grace was also...
How Is Life Coaching for Kids Different Than Counseling?

How Is Life Coaching for Kids Different Than Counseling?

Although life coaching for kids and counseling children may have similarities, such as asking important questions, listening, and finding patterns in behavior, they are not the same thing. Counseling is designed to help children with more serious issues lead a more...