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Let’s meet up at the iconic BBC! October 24 & 26

I’ve been on a long journey with Karisma Kidz all in hopes of helping you and your children excel with emotional learning and really ace the trials and tribulations of social situations and the everyday learning environment. I hope I’ve been of help so far!

Now it is time for me to ask your help. I invite you to come along and join me in a fun-filled family event that we are hosting at the world famous BBC headquarters in White City in London. Yes! That’s right! The home to Blue Peter, and dozens… Continue reading

What a Week!!!

It’s been quite a week at Karisma Kidz HQ this week as we prepared to launch the new site and app…

Go live coincided with half term, so those of you who are parents reading, will understand me when I say it’s been a long week!

It can sometimes be a struggle to juggle the demands of being a parent with a full time job (or worse a startup) and the frustration and guilt that comes with not being able to be in two places at once sometimes.

I’m hoping I struck enough of a balance this week as the… Continue reading

World Cancer Day and why I respect the Andre family

I don’t watch reality TV as a norm. Anxiety attacks a la “I’m a Celebrity”? My children face and conquer those every day going about their routines, meltdowns similar to “Celebrity Big Brother”? I care for and live with autism so, again, it’s all too familiar. Albeit for different reasons.

What I have been watching is “Peter Andre – My Life”, the second and third series have been showing in the mornings on ITV2.
I started recording and watching it as I wondered how the programme would portray Pete’s brother (Andrew Andre) and his battle with cancer.
If you generally… Continue reading

Raising Autism Awareness with a Question and Answer Session

I was recently asked to submit some answers to questions posed by a magazine, the questions really made me think and I’ve decided to replicate my answers below.

I’m looking forward to seeing the finished article and hope it helps with both raising autism awareness and acceptance.
Here goes:
1/ About your daughter (name, age), when she was diagnosed with autism and how it affects her everyday life
My daughter is referred to as “D” as I prefer to protect her identify a bit.  People may wonder why I publish photos in that case, but I use them to… Continue reading

7 Top Tips to Help Your Child Bloom

Karisma Kidz…  7 Ways to help your child to bloom rather than wilt…

As parents it’s a key concern to do everything we can to raise a happy, confident and creative child, but it can be difficult to see the difference between what actually works long term and what will eventually become a quick fix that didn’t work or even worse a total myth..

Years of research into how the mind works, in order to get my own mind working as I want it to has lead me to the following conclusions… The first and most important being that… Continue reading

I’m Mcited

Last week I was asked to speak at the Mcited conference for youth.  It was an honour and a privilege to meet some of the outstanding young people that attended. Many of whom had managed to transcend some of the most difficult circumstances to carve out successful careers for themselves and become shining beacons of their communities from a very young age.

It got me thinking, and as I went to dinner with some dear friends later that evening I posed the question of nature or nurture…  Do we need to be born with a… Continue reading

Karisma Kidz to Present at the Digital Mind Conference

It’s been an exciting week at Karisma Kidz HQ! We’ve been busily preparing for the amazing opportunity to present to the who’s who of the publishing industry at the upcoming Digital Minds Conference being held in London this weekend!

Earlier this week I was invited to share the vision and journey that culminated in the creation of Karisma Kidz as part of an exciting podcast… You can click here to listen!

It Started With A Click – Relationship Building in Digital Publishing & Hot Publishing Start-Ups

We are all invited to explore the question ‘Why is persuading a reader to… Continue reading

Creating Happy, Confident and Creative Childhoods

My favourite phrase to past coaching clients has always been one taken from the book Matrix Reimpriniting by the fabulous Karl Dawson and it is… ‘It’s never to late for a happy childhood’. I spent several years reciting this quote to adults whom I had taken back to a point of trauma in their childhood and facilitated the release of that trauma.

Years of research has shown that below the age of 7 we are in imprint stage.  Things that go into our unconscious minds during this period go in deep, become core beliefs and often stay for the… Continue reading