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