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Try this one tip for managing children’s overwhelming feelings Ep 5 Treasure Time Podcast: Growing Up Happy

    • Mental Health

Thy this top tip for managing children’s overwhelming feelings.
 
About our hosts:
Sophia Giblin 
 
A creative entrepreneur who focuses on ways to tackle the root of children's mental health through play and secure relationships. Due to her own challenging experiences in childhood, Sophia went on to establish a thriving Play & Creative Arts Therapy charity to support other children who have experienced trauma. Her focus is on helping therapists, businesses and charities have more of an impact for children and families that they work with through coaching, strategy, fundraising and mentoring.
 
Nicole McDonnell
 
Nicole is a mum to two young boys, who also has over 20 years of brand marketing experience. She is a previous Chair Trustee at Clear Sky Charity and has past experience on the Ella’s Kitchen board.  Her roles have included Marketing Director, Head of Ella’s-ness, Global Brand Director with responsibility of creating and building one brand inside and out – including the wellbeing and culture of the team.  Nicole was instrumental in growing Ella’s into a multi-million pound international business, driven by the mission of creating healthy children.
 
About Treasure Time
 
Our vision is to drive connected, happy parent-child relationships, for the benefit of the whole family. Our mission and passion is to educate parents in how to become happy, mindful and confident in connecting with their own children through play.
 
Resources
Treasure Time website https://www.treasuretime.co.uk/ 
Treasure Time digital course for parents - https://www.treasuretimeapp.co.uk/shop-page 
Visit @treasuretimeuk on Instagram 
 
Value bombs and tweetables:
1. “I think the first thing that we have to remind ourselves is that feelings are visitors, they come and go and we will not be feeling this way forever… We have to accept that we live in shades of grey like and that it's not black and white. It's not all good and it's not all bad. They come and they go and we ride the waves of feelings.” Sophia
2. “Feelings are visitors and they'll come and go, but we also have to acknowledge that when we can just accept the feelings, they actually go away quicker than when we try and dismiss them or squash them and say ‘it's okay’ or brush them under the carpet. They actually remain a bit stuck in the body when children can’t feel them and acknowledge them” Sophia
3. “I end up bit like a Champagne or Prosecco bottle where everything's just bubbling under the surface and then the cork comes off and it's this like, massive explosion, because I've not dealt with the feelings as I've gone along, you know!” Nicole
4. “There's a really great saying that is ‘When I'm drowning, don't try and teach me how to swim’. Because in that moment, when a child is drowning in their feelings, it's not the time to teach them a lesson. It's not a time to say, ‘Well, I told you not to do that’ or, ‘Well, next time, you'll have to do it differently’ because all of those things, it is us trying to fix it. But actually to the children, it looks like us dismissing their feelings and their feelings are very real.” Sophia
5.  “I wanted to make the (boys negative) feelings go away as quickly as possible. And for everything to be okay...  If I’m being really honest I wasn't comfortable sitting with my boys uncomfortable feelings. I just wanted to make them disappear because it made me feel things I just didn't want to.” Nicole
6. “It's so great to see that really small changes can make big differences quickly in the relationship” Nicole
 
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Shownotes
Welcome to Treasure Time podcast, which is all about growing up happy. You're here with podcast hosts, Sophia Giblin and Nicole McDonnell, the founders of treasure time, an

Thy this top tip for managing children’s overwhelming feelings.
 
About our hosts:
Sophia Giblin 
 
A creative entrepreneur who focuses on ways to tackle the root of children's mental health through play and secure relationships. Due to her own challenging experiences in childhood, Sophia went on to establish a thriving Play & Creative Arts Therapy charity to support other children who have experienced trauma. Her focus is on helping therapists, businesses and charities have more of an impact for children and families that they work with through coaching, strategy, fundraising and mentoring.
 
Nicole McDonnell
 
Nicole is a mum to two young boys, who also has over 20 years of brand marketing experience. She is a previous Chair Trustee at Clear Sky Charity and has past experience on the Ella’s Kitchen board.  Her roles have included Marketing Director, Head of Ella’s-ness, Global Brand Director with responsibility of creating and building one brand inside and out – including the wellbeing and culture of the team.  Nicole was instrumental in growing Ella’s into a multi-million pound international business, driven by the mission of creating healthy children.
 
About Treasure Time
 
Our vision is to drive connected, happy parent-child relationships, for the benefit of the whole family. Our mission and passion is to educate parents in how to become happy, mindful and confident in connecting with their own children through play.
 
Resources
Treasure Time website https://www.treasuretime.co.uk/ 
Treasure Time digital course for parents - https://www.treasuretimeapp.co.uk/shop-page 
Visit @treasuretimeuk on Instagram 
 
Value bombs and tweetables:
1. “I think the first thing that we have to remind ourselves is that feelings are visitors, they come and go and we will not be feeling this way forever… We have to accept that we live in shades of grey like and that it's not black and white. It's not all good and it's not all bad. They come and they go and we ride the waves of feelings.” Sophia
2. “Feelings are visitors and they'll come and go, but we also have to acknowledge that when we can just accept the feelings, they actually go away quicker than when we try and dismiss them or squash them and say ‘it's okay’ or brush them under the carpet. They actually remain a bit stuck in the body when children can’t feel them and acknowledge them” Sophia
3. “I end up bit like a Champagne or Prosecco bottle where everything's just bubbling under the surface and then the cork comes off and it's this like, massive explosion, because I've not dealt with the feelings as I've gone along, you know!” Nicole
4. “There's a really great saying that is ‘When I'm drowning, don't try and teach me how to swim’. Because in that moment, when a child is drowning in their feelings, it's not the time to teach them a lesson. It's not a time to say, ‘Well, I told you not to do that’ or, ‘Well, next time, you'll have to do it differently’ because all of those things, it is us trying to fix it. But actually to the children, it looks like us dismissing their feelings and their feelings are very real.” Sophia
5.  “I wanted to make the (boys negative) feelings go away as quickly as possible. And for everything to be okay...  If I’m being really honest I wasn't comfortable sitting with my boys uncomfortable feelings. I just wanted to make them disappear because it made me feel things I just didn't want to.” Nicole
6. “It's so great to see that really small changes can make big differences quickly in the relationship” Nicole
 
Subscribe
 
Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart
 
 
Shownotes
Welcome to Treasure Time podcast, which is all about growing up happy. You're here with podcast hosts, Sophia Giblin and Nicole McDonnell, the founders of treasure time, an

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