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Warwickshire Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

IT MAY mean liv­ing by your val­ues, tak­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity, try­ing your hard­est, be­ing pos­i­tive and treat­ing other peo­ple well.

When your child is be­ing ‘suc­cess­ful’, give them spe­cific, ev­i­dence-based feed­back about the per­sonal value, strength, skill or qual­ity they’ve demon­strated.

This in­for­ma­tion is filed on their in­ner per­sonal mem­ory sticks and strength­ens re­silience, giv­ing them tools to use when fac­ing chal­lenges. IN TO­DAY’S busy world chil­dren rarely re­lax, so build it into your fam­ily sched­ule. Prac­tis­ing reg­u­larly will make it eas­ier for them to do this when they’re tense. Teach them to breathe in deeply (think of smelling their favourite pizza) and breathe out (like blow­ing a bub­ble).

They could tense and re­lax dif­fer­ent parts of their body, or end the day with re­lax­ing clas­si­cal mu­sic. HELP chil­dren un­der­stand there’s a neu­ro­log­i­cal rea­son why they find some feel­ings so chal­leng­ing.

Their emo­tional voice (down­stairs brain) is very well de­vel­oped from an early age and is loud.

Their ra­tional voice (up­stairs

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