Mental Health

Help Your Self-Critical Child With Tools That Will Support Your Whole Family

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Holly Symons shares her tools to help you and your children reframe from negative self-talk.

16 Children’s Books To Help Talk About Death, Grief & Bereavement

We’ve come up with a collection of the best children’s books to help you talk openly and gently about death with your child.

Parental Control, Ep 95: Decoding Early Childhood Behaviour: Tantrums Or Mental Health Concerns?

Joining us on the show today is the fantastic Dr. Holly Symons, a licensed clinical psychologist and the brilliant mind behind raising-eq.com. Together, we’ll be diving deep into a crucial subject: mental health in infant school-age children

Helping Men Through Miscarriage: Useful Strategies For Coping

It’s important that in cases of miscarriage we do not forget to look at how men are emotionally impacted by this loss and to offer them the support they too, need.

Parental Control, Ep 92: Parenting A Child With ADHD – Here’s What You Need To Know

Education expert and ADHD coach Dr Michal Solomonovich joins the show to discuss strategies for parenting ADHD kids.

Parental Control, Ep 89: Daisy Upton AKA Five Minute Mum On Back To School Anxiety

Ellie Thompson welcomes best-selling author and Insta sensation Daisy Upton, aka Five Minute Mum, to discuss the launch of her new book Starting School More

Parental Control, Ep 88: Raising Happy, Confident Kids And Tips On Dealing With Anxiety

Nadim Saad, parenting coach and founder of The Happy Confident Company joins the show to share valuable insights and expert tips on raising self-assured, More

10 Things You Need To Know About Mummy Wine Culture

By questioning the idea that we need wine to be good mums, we can find healthier ways to navigate motherhood.

Parental Control, Ep 87: Empathy: The Superpower We Should Teach Our Kids

Are children born with empathy? Can we teach them? We discuss the science behind empathy, when children start to show empathy and why it’s so important to demonstrate empathetic behaviours to our kids.

Activities, Journals And Books To Support Children’s Mental Health And Wellbeing

The collection includes fiction books, self-help books, journals, and flashcards to help children of all ages navigate emotions, build resilience, and develop coping skills.

Parental Control, Ep 82: Mumologist Dr Emma Svanberg On The Pressure Of Being A Perfect Parent

Is it possible to be a perfect parent? Mumologist Dr Emma Svanberg reveals how our own childhoods dictate our parenting styles.

Parental Control, Ep 78: Moshi Expert On Easy Ways To Introduce Mindfulness To Your Kids

If you’re new to the wonderful world of mindfulness, this podcast episode is a great place to start. 

The Dos And Don’ts Of Parenting A Child With ADHD

ADHD coach Leanne Maskell on how to help your child get off to the best start by using an ADHD-lens of parenting.

How To Make Healthy Choices This Christmas – 10 Top Tips To Remember

For a healthy Christmas this year, Holistic Health Coach Louise Murray is on hand with some expert tips for the festive season.

What Are The Different Forms Of Bullying And How Do They Differ Between Genders?

t is important as parents and caregivers that we can recognise these more subtle forms of bullying such as excessive “bantering” or “special friending”, as these behaviours may go unchecked and unrecognised for long enough that the victim internalises shame as a result of them.

How Can The Menopause Affect My Sex Drive And What Can I Do About It?

When menopause hits, estrogen levels decrease, which can have an impact on your sexual function as it can lower desire and make it harder for you to become aroused.

How To Be A Great Parent After A Long Day At Work

Here are five quick tips to help you summon up your best parenting skills after a long day at work:

Common Signs Of Anxiety In Children And How You Can Help

Dr. Maryhan Baker is on hand with expert advice on how to deal with childhood anxiety.

Maternal Mental Health: 5 Tips To Help You Feel More Yourself In Your Busy Life

As a therapist to mothers, and a mother of three myself, I have become so aware of how, over the past few years, our More

7 Ways Mums Can Deal Positively With Mum Rage

Recognise why you are angry. Discover what, when and why you get angry.

6 Ways To Look After Your Child’s Mental Health

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and Learning Resources offer up six simple ways to help look after your child’s mental health.

5 Conversations To Build Strong Mental Health In Your Kids

When it comes to your supporting your child’s mental health, communication is always key.

Parental Control, Ep 48: What Causes Shyness? And How To Support Your Shy Child

To commemorate Children’s Mental Health Week My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes shyness expert Nadia Finer to the show to talk about shy children.

Mindfulness for Kids

How To Practice Mindfulness Techniques With Your Children

Mindfulness boils down to whether you want to make the present moment your friend or enemy.

10 Things You Need To Know About Postpartum Anxiety

Here’s everything you need to know about postpartum anxiety, according to Bupa’s Clinical Lead for Mental Health, Glenys Jackson.

Leonora’s Lowdown On Dyslexia, Neurodiversity And Helpful Resources

They say that you can’t diagnose a child with dyslexia until they’re 7 years old but I knew that something wasn’t quite right much earlier.

Seven Ways To Spark A Meaningful Conversation With Your Child

How to have more meaningful conversations with your kids, that also build key skills like creativity, critical thinking and communication.

Parental Control, Ep 43: Jaime Amor On The Success Of Cosmic Kids, Yoga, And Life As A YouTube Sensation

Leonora interviews Cosmic Kids star Jaime Amor in this latest episode of Parental Control.

Parental Control, Ep 42: How To Make New Friends, Manage Old Friendships And Know When To Say ‘Goodbye’

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson welcomes life coach and boundary expert Michelle Elman to the show to talk about making friends at the school gate.

Calm Parents, Happy Kids: The Secrets of Stress-free Parenting

Calm Parents, Happy Kids: The Secrets Of Stress-Free Parenting

Ultimately we can’t control our children or the hand life deals them but we can always control our own actions. Parenting isn’t about what our child does, but about how we respond.

Parental Control, Ep 41: How To Deal With Anxiety And Stress For The Whole Family

Leonora welcomes Fast Change therapist James Hymers to the podcast to talk about everything from anxiety and stress to mental health and letting go of old fears and traumas.

Do I Have The Baby Blues Or Postnatal Depression?

What’s the difference between the Baby Blues and postnatal depression? What makes somebody more vulnerable, and what can I do to manage PND?

How You Can Help Your Child Cope With Their Grief During The Covid-19 Pandemic 

If you are wondering how you can help your child cope with grief, Winston’s Wish is our recommended go-to resource. 

10 Books To Boost Your Child’s Confidence

Here are ten books recommended by Toppsta, the UK’s leading children’s book review site, to help boost children’s confidence.

How Can Parents Manage Their Own Triggers To Toddler Tantrums?

Top tips for parents on managing their own emotions and as a result their triggers to their children’s blow-ups, meltdown and toddler tantrums. 

Coping With Grief After Losing A Child

Dr. John Wilson works with groups and individuals and trains other bereavement counsellors.

How To Spot The Signs Of Domestic Abuse And Where You Can Go For Help

Lisa King, Refuge shares information on how to spot the signs that you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic abuse and where to go for help.

Ten Easy Rituals For Healthy Social Emotional Development

Ten ideas of how to get some social/emotional learning into your everyday routine

How Singing Can Positively Affect Mental Health In New Mums

PND is more prevalent than you might think. It affects more than 1 in 10 women within the first year of giving birth, and that’s only the ones we know about.

Expert Tips To Support Your Child’s Mental Health

By now your children would have heard about the coronavirus. Here are some general tips from Dr Dawn Harper on how to support your child during this testing time.

A Quick Guide To The Foods Children (And Parents!) Should Be Eating For Brain Health

Learning how food can affect the brain will help you make conscious and more deliberate choices about how you feed a child’s brain.

How To Look After Your Maternal Mental Health

Registered midwife and founder of My Expert Midwife shares her advice on maternal mental health to help new and expectant mums to understand this distinction and raise awareness of the support available to those who may be suffering with mental health issues.

Domestic Abuse: Legal Advice From A Top Barrister

We enlist the expertise of leading black female barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien for advice and help with domestic abuse.

CORONAVIRUS And Mental Health: The Things You Must Remember As A Family

Psychotherapist Julia Samuels MBE shares her views on the impact the coronavirus pandemic might have on our children and our families, and how to move forward through the crisis. 

Top Tips For Helping Your Child Cope With Anxiety During Lockdown 3.0

Whilst it is normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time-to-time, it’s important to acknowledge when this anxiety impacts their behaviour and becomes more of a serious issue.

Dr Linda Papadopoulos: How To Ensure Your Kids Are Getting Their Emotional Five-A-Day

Internet Matters ambassador Dr Linda Papadopoulos gives her expert tips on how to ensure kids are getting their emotional five-a-day and how to reflect on 2020 to give kids a sense of control for 2021.

Mum Guilt: Does It REALLY Go Hand In Hand With Parenting?

The first thing to do with this guilt is to name what you feel guilty about. Maybe find someone to talk it over with who hasn’t got an axe to grind

The Childrensalon x Stella McCartney Kindness Retreat Is Back!

The Childrensalon Kindness Retreat with Stella McCartney is back on Friday 13th November to Sunday 14th November. Find out what’s happening in this jam-packed weekend inside!

Every Mind Matters: Tips On How To Support Your Child’s Mental Wellbeing

Dr Max Pemberton offers his top tips for supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing as they go back out into the world.

Parental Control, Ep 14: Psychotherapist Julia Samuel MBE Talks About The Effects Isolation Will Have On Every One Of Us

How to manage family life in isolation, useful coping strategies and how to adjust to your new normal. 

Six Ideas To Survive – Nope, ENJOY Isolation With Your Kids

This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy time together and really share wonderful experiences that will benefit not only your child’s developmental progress but also create many happy memories for you as a parent.

Tips For Families Of Children With Special Education Needs #coronavirus

Families who have children with special educational needs are used to adversity and rising above significant challenges. Here are my suggestions to help cut through the noise of panic many are feeling.

CORONAVIRUS: What Effect Is This Having On Our Kids?

What effect is all this worry going to have on our kids? How should we be speaking to them? Plus top tips for homeschooling as a family.

Parental Control, Episode 11: How To Tackle Screen Time As A 2020 Parent

This month, we welcome back to the podcast child psychologist and parenting coach Dr Maryhan Baker. In this episode, we asked Maryhan’s advice on managing screen-time, technology and how too much of it might be affecting our children’s behaviour.

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How to Start a Conversation with Your Child About Mental Health

As parents know, each child is different. There isn’t a one-size fits all approach to having an open conversation about mental health but these top five tips may help.

Must-Read Expert Advice On How To Support A Child With ADHD

An upset mummy here in need of help. My little boy was 4 years old in December, and he’s really naughty. I mean REALLY naughty. I’m not trying to label him but I’ve done a lot of research and he has most, if not all of the symptoms in the three key areas of ADHD.

Top 5 Tips For Getting Your Kids Outdoors And Exercising

Plan ahead and draw up a list of things to find while outside. Go on a treasure hunt and see how hard they work. TARKA London share their expert tips on getting your kids outdoors. 

12 Simple Self-Care Tips for Busy Mums

Remember, as a mum, taking five minutes to focus on some self-care can make sure a massive difference and self-care is not just getting your nails done, it can be anything that you consider an act of love towards yourself.

Three Ways to Encourage Your Children to Embrace An Active Lifestyle

Children are social creatures, they like to be part of a tribe where they can form a camaraderie with other children and work toward a common goal. Have you ever set your child on the task of looking for your sunglasses? Their eyes just light up with purpose!

Parental Control, Episode 5: Why Do So Many Of Us Have Gut Health Problems? How To Boost Your Family’s Healthy Gut Bacteria

How much is your gut having an impact on your health and wellbeing? You might be surprised…

14 Simple Tips for Raising Happy Children

If I asked you, ‘what is the ONE thing you want for your children?’, your unequivocal answer would be ‘happiness’. Here are some top tips for being a great parent and raising happy children:

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Teach Your Children Mindfulness with These 5 Top Tips

Mindfulness coach Mihaela Berciu shares five tips on how your child should incorporate mindfulness in their daily routine to improve mental wellbeing.

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Tips on Coping with The Pressure of Being the ‘Perfect’ Parent

Every pregnancy to child journey is and will be different as there is no rule book. Follow what works well for YOU.

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Top 10 Tips for Managing Postnatal Depression

Mind coach, counsellor and author Anna Williamson on how to manage postnatal depression.

Advice For New Mums Coping With Postnatal Depression

Mum and founder of Lobella Loves Jo Love talks about her battle with postnatal depression and advises how those suffering can move forward with their lives.

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9 Ways to Help Your Child Become More Resilient

How do I help my child be more resilient? How do I help them tough it out when they want to give up, or bounce back when things go wrong?

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What Are You Doing for National Random Acts of Kindness Day?

The 17th February 2019 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. But what does kindness really mean and where do we start?

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Top Five Tips to Help Children Deal with Stress

Ways of dealing with stress vary with each circumstance and each child.

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Parents! Stay On Top of Your Mental Health with These Four Simple Tips

Keep things in perspective and prioritise – it can feel overwhelming when we are juggling so much, but taking a pause and putting the different aspects your life in order or priority can help in taking the pressure off. 

Breaking Mum & Dad: Anna Williamson on Coping with Parenting Anxiety

Anna Williamson has just published her second book, ‘Breaking Mum and Dad: The Insider’s Guide to Parenting Anxiety’. The book is aimed at parents coping with a newborn, focussing on mental health and anxiety, while offering suitable coping strategies and practical advice.

The importance of practising mindfulness with your children

Buddhify creator Rohan Gunatillake speaks to us about the importance of meditation and mindfulness for both parents and children.

World Mental Health Day: Andy Puddicombe On Meditation And Mental Health

Described by the New York Times as “doing for meditation what Jamie Oliver did for food”, Andy talks to us about the importance of meditation.