goal-setting, self-care

How to make Christmas fun with your family: The goal-setting process


The goal-setting process and a happy Mother Christmas Holidays can be a time of arguments, hurt feelings, and frustration, where no-one is happy. The goal-setting process can change that! This stressful time when you run around trying to make everyone happy, and not succeeding, can change with the use of the goal-setting process. Develop a… Continue reading How to make Christmas fun with your family: The goal-setting process

coaching, homework

Get organised to succeed


It is up to you when coaching your children reading, writing, and Mathematics, and you may be the weakest link. It is vitally important to coach your child in reading, writing, or Mathematics skills when they struggle at school. Yet important appointments, extra work, tiredness, personal difficulties, or unexpected visitors can easily take away the… Continue reading Get organised to succeed

Testimonials


An interview with Gwynn, the mother of a year 7 girl I wanted to work with Anne because…I was worried about her reading and writing and believed that Anne could help my daughter achieve to the level I thought she should be. What impressed me most about the STC coaching?   ‘ANNE!’ She was persistent with mother… Continue reading Testimonials

coaching, goal-setting, homework, teens, Working with teens

Helping your teen study when they are non-compliant: What to look out for.


Goals help keep your teen steady and strong when life is difficult. Study goals are most easily achieved by taking small steps most days, not by cramming in lots of information just before exams. At this stage of their life they experience rapid growth spurts and sudden surges of hormones. There are often dramas, if… Continue reading Helping your teen study when they are non-compliant: What to look out for.

goal-setting, self-care

Care for yourself first – think of oxygen masks


As the stewards remind us each plane flight – when you are suddenly in a situation without oxygen, you must care for yourself first by organising your own oxygen before you help your family. Don’t you find this contradicts our training to care for others first? And when we care for ourselves first, do you… Continue reading Care for yourself first – think of oxygen masks

coaching, goal-setting, self-care

The modern-day cult of busyness: What happened to relaxed time with family?


Are you enjoying your family? Having a conversation with a parent today reminded me that what I best remember as a parent of young children were the special times when I was relaxed and completely there with them. I wouldn’t be thinking about work, or a problem, or about something in the future or past;… Continue reading The modern-day cult of busyness: What happened to relaxed time with family?

coaching, goal-setting

Take control: Help your child’s reading, writing, and Maths skills.


I’m going to give you a way to work gently and firmly with yourself and your family so that the coaching happens regularly and you help your child succeed at school. Think about what you can do: Expand your circle of influence Stephen Covey in his book ‘First things first’  talks about the difference between… Continue reading Take control: Help your child’s reading, writing, and Maths skills.

coaching, goal-setting

First things first: How to support your child’s reading, writing, and Math skills


First things First – do the important tasks first – the coaching –  and all else follows. This is the first of two posts on how you can find the time, energy and space to help your child do well at school. Although you have realised that if you coach your child in reading, writing,… Continue reading First things first: How to support your child’s reading, writing, and Math skills

self-care

Self -care. If you aren’t happy your family isn’t happy.


I have recently been following a blog by a lovely woman called ‘Flylady’. She has reminded me about the importance of self-care, and looking after myself in small ways every day, especially during stressful December. For most people, particularly mothers, the busiest and most stressful month is December. And even though a little regular self-care… Continue reading Self -care. If you aren’t happy your family isn’t happy.