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Parenting tales from the sofa: helping children with change

How to help your children when dealing with change.

Welcome to another parenting tales from the sofa, together again with Beckie Whitehouse of Be Confident Coaching.  This week we are talking about new starts and change and offer some recommendations on how to help children with change; from ways that they are affected to helping them prepare for new starts.

Why is it important to address change

Any change can affect your child from starting a new school, moving house, joining a new class when changing year group or even a new baby coming into the family.  Listening to their feelings and being there to answer their questions is all a part of helping them overcome any ill feelings about the change.

During our discussion we cover the following topics:

  • how we can prepare our kids in the lead up to the impending change
  • how you can help your child understand the change
  • recommendations on teaching your child that change can be a good thing

Our video is less than 5 minutes long. This makes this video, and the rest in the series the perfect way to have a little break and learn something new.

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Has your child had to cope with any changes recently?  How do you help you children with change?

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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