Why you need to encourage your child to question authority
This video looks at how by questioning authority, our children are learning things in their own way.
What you need to be mindful of when playing with children
Teacher Tom describes the best way for adults to play with children that doesn’t disrupt their natural zone or flow.
Why your child constantly wants your attention
Got a child who constantly wants your attention? Teacher Tom explains how children are wired for connection and what you can do if your kids won’t leave you alone.
What to say instead of ‘be careful’
We are all guilty of telling our children to be careful, but when we say this to a child, how do they interpret what we are saying?
How grit and perseverance are developed through play
We all want our children to develop a certain kind of grit and perseverance that will help them do well in life but we so often go about this the…
The danger of speaking to children with commands
This video helps analyse how it is you speak to your child and how changing your approach can help improve your child's behaviour. Watch Teacher Tom's related video, "The Power…
The power of Informational Statements
In a previous video, Teacher Tom talks about the dangers of speaking to children in commands, so if this is the case, how do we speak to children? This video…
Why kids need to be able to explore their limits and take risks
When children have the opportunity to explore their limits and take risks they become experts in assessing their own risk. Teacher Tom explains.
Why we need to become comfortable with conflict
Dealing with conflict is an important part of life and as parents and educators, we need to ensure we aren’t always intervening when we start to hear bickering or fighting.…
Speaking to children without stupid questions
Do you find yourself asking your child questions and not receiving an answer? Teacher Tom discusses the notion of speaking to children with stupid questions and how we need to…
When you get into a fight with one of your friends
We all get into fights with our friends from time to time. Tom shares so good ideas of what you can do when you are in a fight with your…
Why it’s a good idea to share with your friends
Sometimes sharing can be a really difficult thing to do. In this video Teacher Tom talks about why it's a really good idea to share with the people around you.
Fights with friends: When getting mad is not so bad
Teacher Tom gives kids some good advice about arguing with friends and how it can be a path to somewhere better in your friendship.