A “Clingy” Child – Signs your child may be struggling

A conversation with Julia, Hug-a-Bug World’s founder, discussing a common parenting challenge… ‘A Clingy Child’ “It’s Children’s Mental Health week this week, Julia tell us, how to recognise the signs at child maybe experiencing mental health issues. How a young child is feeling, is most likely expressed in their behaviour, as verbalising their emotions   is not […]

Taming Negative Thoughts

Just because you think something, doesn’t mean it’s true. When people run away with their assumptions and judgements, it can have a significant negative impact on emotions and behaviour. It all starts with a thought, that can multiply into many and turn into conclusions with little evidence to back them up. Encouraging people to consider […]

Building Self-Esteem in Children

Listen to your child to understand their personality, how they view themselves, and the world around them. Build close relationships with children, to educate, guide, and help them learn new skills to cope with life. Empower them and ensure they are well informed and supported to deal with any negativity they may think, feel or experience. Use […]

Building Self-Esteem

Developing Emotional Intelligence (EI) helps to build healthy self-esteem in our children. Self-Esteem is reflected in how we see ourselves, the feelings we have towards who we are and the level of positivity we have about ourselves. These perspectives can have a significant impact on a child’s journey in life and the paths they take. Having a […]

Monitoring Your Childs Development

A child’s development needs to be continually monitored and developed throughout their life. Babies are assessed frequently in the first few years of their life for physical growth. When children go to school, academics can become more important. At this stage in their lives, change is frequent and their world opens up in new ways. New […]

Dealing With Challenging Behaviour

Talking about challenging behaviour is challenging to say the least. There are many different models, disciplines, theories, and reasons why some children have challenging behaviour. Counsellors, one way or another, work with behaviour in many situations. People can be unhappy about the behaviour of colleagues at work, friends, children and partners.  To deal with challenging […]

Nurturing Empathy in Your Child

The first Hug-a-Bug World book, I am Unique, is based on the affirmation that being different is cool. We all have different appearances, talents and ways in which we live our lives. At Hug-a-Bug World we identify with and accept our unique ways. Our uniqueness is to be celebrated! Empathy flows through Hug-a-Bug World to promote understanding […]

Praise to Reward

Boost your child’s confidence by praising the positive things they do to reward them. When you praise your child for the positive things they do, like helping you, demonstrating independence and problem-solving skills you will boost their confidence. When you praise their acts of kindness towards you and others, you’ll strengthen your relationship, help your child […]

Coaching Your Child Through School

Children can appear social and independent one minute, and eager to learn, and suddenly decide they don’t want to go to school anymore. Anxieties about school don’t always disappear once they’re through the door. Your child may need support to help them get to school daily or when challenges arise. It’s important to help build their […]

Building Social Skills with your Child

Nurturing your child through early bonds forms the building blocks for developing your child’s social skills. As humans and social animals, we are dependent on each other to survive. For babies, this mostly means meeting their physical needs, such as, feeding them to support their growth and caring for them to keep them safe. Nurturing babies […]