It’s been a difficult week for Worries (🥳) as The Worry Wizard and Bigfoot Arts Education have been helping lots of children move from Worries to Wellbeing. My special pen is busy writing Wellbeing Greeting cards to celebrate all the Wellbeing Qualities we’ve seen. It feels particularly special to send this Courage card to the all brilliant pupils at Shoreditch Primary School. In Children’s Mental Health Week, when children are being encouraged to ‘Find Their Brave’, Chris
And this is an important fact.
Many of the children and young people (and adults) I work with search for ‘logical explanations’ for their feelings. “Why do I feel this way?“.
Sometimes, adults try to help their child find a logical explanation for their feelings or, perhaps, suggest ‘a more logical feeling’ to feel in the situation. “Rather than feeling ..., you should try to feel ...or I would feel...”
The problem is, it is highly unlikely you’ll find a logical explana
When you see a child struggling, your natural desire is to relieve that struggle. To urge them to climb up and meet you in a place you believe will be better for them. Why don’t you think this? Why don’t you feel this? Have you tried doing this?
Yet,time and again, I am stunned by how powerful it can be for a child when you climb down and join them in the place that they are. When you are able to pause and be curious about their thoughts and feelings and what they are choo