Coping with competition nerves (Not our child's nerves, our own

Who relates to this? Your child has their first competition. They are excited and looking forward to show everyone how good they are. You, however, are a nervous wreck. So, what can you do with coping with your competition nerves?

Here are a few things that may help. Firstly, it is ok to feel nervous for your child. Anxiety happens because we care, and we want our child to do well. However, this could be detrimental to their performance as you could be transferring your nerves onto your child or cause a distraction!

So what can you do to calm these nerves and support your child to be super confident?

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Worry Monsters

A few weeks ago, my daughter came home from school raving about a worry monster that the teacher had brought in to use with their children.

The concept is that they write down their worries on paper and feed the monster (He has a zip on his/her mouth. When the child is asleep the monster eats the letters and the worries disappear.

I know that some of my clients use worry dolls, the worry monster I guess is the next step as it allows parents to support their children on a higher level.

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3 Secrets to help your child overcome mental blocks in sport

We all know what it is like when our child comes back from training telling us that they can no longer do a move. It's a feeling that is heartbreaking for both of you.

At first, we think that it will be ok at the next training session but 6 weeks later we realise that this mental block is here to stay.

However, all is not lost though as there is a way out of this spiral.

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Every Day you see a cow


About 8 years ago, I read that every day, each and every one of us see a cow in our daily life.  At first, I thought as I live in the suburbs away from fields and farms, I couldn’t even recall when I last saw a cow, never mind seeing one every day. What I hadn’t been doing is opening my mind to all the different places that I see a cow without realising it. As it was now in the forefront of my mind, I started to notice cows everywhere. The point is that the phenomenon wasn’t about seeing real cows in a field, it was about seeing cows in my fridge, on TV adverts and in films and TV programmes that I was watching. What I found most amazing what the fact that I went past a sign with a cow on it every time I visited my dad, yet until I heard this comment, I had never noticed it. Now, my 6-year-old daughter is shouting “There’s a cow mummy” practically every day.

Law of attraction has been around for hundreds of years and ‘The Secret’ has been watched or read by many people believing that if they ask the universe for what they desire, they will manifest this into their lives. Whilst this is true (I know this, as I have manifested numerous things since I discovered ‘The Secret’), there is a lot more to it than that.


Below are a few ways to create a wealth of desires in your life:

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How to empower your child to overcome a gymnastic injury

How to empower your child to overcome a gymnastic injury

As I am writing this, I can see my 6-year-old tumbling across the living room floor. From this, I realised that it is inevitable that a gymnast including my own is going to get injured at some point due to the nature of the sport. As a parent, this can be a very difficult time. The emotional pain that we feel seeing our children in pain is enormous and we would do anything to relieve their pain both physically and emotionally.

For a young gymnast, getting injured may feel like it is the end of the world for them. They spend most of their free time doing something that they love and with like-minded people who share the same passion. Then suddenly, they go from having no down-time to having a lot of time on their hands. Instead of being at the gym, they are stuck at home on the sofa with an injured back, ankle or wrist and can’t even tumble across the living room floor.

I have many parents asking me what things can they do for their child to help them through this difficult time. Below are some of the questions parents have asked me. I have tried to answer them as comprehensive as possible.

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