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How to help your child manage their feelings and build resilience using Emotion Coaching How to become your child’s Emotional Coach? Children experience a wide range of emotions as they move through life, it can be challenging as a parent to know how best to help children through these emotions. Would you like to learn...
Listening to be understood! Healthy communication is a two-way street – it takes active listening and using the right “language”. In today’s world of diversity and cultural differences connecting to others can become the deciding factor on whether your child has positive relationships with the people around them. Research has identified five main ways that...
How to Ensure Children Thrive During Virtual Learning: 7 Tips from Fortes’ Wellbeing Team Virtual learning from home has become a reality for many families all over the world with the outbreak of COVID-19 – and with that comes a set of unique challenges for parents and their children as they navigate this online journey...
Your mental wellbeing begins with you! Ms. Fatimah Abdullah, Counsellor, Sunmarke School, elaborates on three key elements to help you take control of your personal mental health • Emotions– Children and adults are not spared from having to deal with big emotions. Whether it might be stressing over an upcoming exam, or it could even...
Three simple tips to ensure good mental health As we begin Children’s Mental Health Week (3-9 February 2020), we spotlight the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is Find your Brave. Here are Mr Alistair Dale’s, School Counsellor & Wellbeing Coach, Sunmarke School, tips on looking after your child and...
Growing in Gratitude Shukran. A word that rolls off our tongue and carries such meaning. Thank you. Teaching our child to be thankful to others is a big part of parenthood. It is a milestone that we reach and are happy to have reached it. Our little bundle of joy has acknowledged the work of...
Digital Dilemmas – Raising Children in the I-Age Sunmarke’s School Counsellor, Alistair Dale, looks into the effects of the technology and gaming world that our children are growing up in. Read more for his parenting advice and tips on raising children in the I-Age. The festive season is just behind us, and in my family...
How to help your child develop healthy relationships at school? One of the most important aspects of school-life for children is developing friendships and positive relationships. Children cannot be expected to be friends with everyone they have to work with but are likely to feel much happier at school if they can develop some strong,...
How to have a Low Tech Summer in a High Tech Age Yes, we made it! The summer holidays are just around the corner. While parents are packing and children rejoicing we have noticed that the pre-summer holiday conversation has shifted from “what are you planning to do all day?” to “how are we going...
No More Selfies: A Parents Perspective on Social Media I was chatting with friends recently and an interesting question came up: How is social media benefitting our children? Clearly, with such rampant worldwide use of social media by our kids and most adults, there must be some benefit to it. However, I really had to...
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