5 Top Tips to Help Your Child Build a Positive Mindset

5 Top Tips to Help Your Child Build a Positive Mindset

Your child’s mindset is essentially their attitude towards everyday tasks and activities. The power of positive thinking has been proven in several scientific studies. Not only does it result in more confidence and a happier less stressed child, it will also result in better attitude to learning and an enthusiasm towards new and difficult tasks. Here are my top tips to guide your child towards a positive mindset.

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Remembering The Little Things

Remembering The Little Things

When my son was born, I remember sitting in my room and sobbing my heart out. When my baffled (and obviously non-hormonal) husband asked what was the matter I told him I didn’t want our son to grow up, I just wanted him to stay this tiny newborn baby we brought home a few days ago. And then I burst into more tears as he cuddled me close, still completely bewildered.

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Impressions of New York – on a smartphone

Impressions of New York – on a smartphone

Back in September I spent 5 days in New York, part work (photographing my long-term clients after they’d moved back there from London) and part play. It was nice to get away and have time to explore the city by myself, without a little person in tow. It’s been a while since I could just walk the streets and absorb the sights and sounds of an unfamiliar world – something I haven’t really felt since I first came to live in London back in 2005.

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Family Photojournalist Association FPJA Awards Winner!

Family Photojournalist Association FPJA Awards Winner!

If you’d looked into my house last week, on International Women’s Day, you’d find me staring at my screen in disbelief with a big grin on my face. I’d just found out that that I received TWELVE awards in the 2018 Family Photojournalist Association contest, including no less than 6 gold awards, the most gold awards of any UK documentary family photographer listed with them!

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Our Short Trip to Edinburgh

Our Short Trip to Edinburgh

A few weeks ago I treated myself and my little man who was about to turn 7 to a short two-night trip to Edinburgh. I love Scotland (and if it wasn’t for the weather would have moved there in a heartbeat), and even though we’d driven over to the Highlands for Christmas (you can see some photos here and here) almost every year for the last five, last time I’d seen Edinburgh was about 10 years ago (or, as Sasha pointed out, after a bit of mental math and asking how old was I when I last been, and how old I am now, 11 years).

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