Training – 12 x 1 hour one-to-one sessions over Zoom or Facetime and Digital materials
Children do what we do, not what we say. So the first part of the training is all about identifying and addressing any areas of weakness so you can be the role model you want to be.
For example some parents I work with were bullied themselves and want to put some demons to rest so they can build their children’s resilience to bullying more effectively. Others don’t feel confident about building their children’s confidence so we need to tackle that before you start working with your child.
We go deep into the theory of self-esteem, happiness, confidence, resilience so you have a deep and thorough understanding of these topics.
Once you’re ready to do so I show you exactly how to:
- use your child’s goals and dreams to engage them
- get your child to open up about their emotions through simple, friendly metaphors
- help your child learn how to manage their moods with fun tools
- empower your child to change their own behaviour so you don’t have to
- improve your child’s self- esteem so they see how brilliant they are without being big-headed
- show your child how to be happier more of the time by changing how they feel
- build your child’s confidence and ability to regain it
- strengthen your child’s resilience so they can bounce back from set backs faster
- make your child-bully-proof so if bullies pick on them they can’t upset them
- increase your child’s flexibility so they can handle new challenges more easily
- improve your child’s positivity so they’re more enthusiastic
- help your child be kinder to others so they have more friends
- tweak your approach once you’ve started working with your child.
What do parents say after working with me?
“I was at my wits’ end. My son had become sad and withdrawn. I couldn’t figure out why. All he wanted to do was play Fortnite. Simon gave me a process to work through and although there were some hiccups along the way, Josh is now a much happier little boy and wants to spend more time us. The process and limiting his time online has really worked.” Gemma
“My husband and I had been through a nasty divorce and our eldest was really struggling coming to terms with that. She’d also been having friendship issues at her new school. Simon showed me how to show her how take her mind off the past and focus on her dancing and writing. She’s now a lot more positive and is attracting new friends because she’s so much nicer to be around. Absolutely delighted.” Hannah
“I got in touch with Simon because my daughter just wouldn’t go to school because she was being bullied. I wasn’t in a good place. Simon really helped me work through my own stuff because I was bullied myself. Then he showed me how to help her. She’s back to her old happy self. And I don’t have that daily fight to get her to school.” Amy
“My son was struggling with perfectionism and I couldn’t get through to him. Simon helped me get over my frustration with the situation and communicate way better with him. The difference is palpable. He’s calmer and coming to me with his challenges so we can overcome together.” Andrew
Comic – your child will discover the secret to happiness in this engaging and entertaining comic. They’ll do this by reading the story of how 11 year old Jack learns where happiness comes from through a series of events, accidents and insights. It’s ideal for 8 to 11 year olds who like reading colourful comics either on their own or with you.
Guided Reading Guide - gives you a simple easy-to-follow way to help your child get the most significant learnings from the comic.
Comic .mp3 - if your child’s younger, dyslexic or just prefers listening to reading the audio comic will suit them so they too can learn where feelings come from and the secret to happiness.
Activity Video – this builds on what your child’s learned in the comic so they can choose their mood more of the time. They’ll love doing the empowering, fun activities over 1,600 8 to 11 year olds have done in schools, churches and theatre groups.
Activity Book – quizzes, pictures to colour in, word searches and much more to help your child practice their newly-found mind-set skills. For your child to do on their own or with you so you know what they’re learning and can play and learn together.
What do children say?
“I can feel more confident about swimming myself and motivate myself more. I can picture myself being a professional swimmer. Finally if anyone wants to hurt me I can block them out. Thank you for making me believe in myself.” Lauren, 10
“I can put other people’s opinions behind me and just get on with my dream and write a lot of books. And that’s how I can become an author.” Lindsey, 10
“I can do things I couldn’t do before because I can be a lot more confident in what I do. I can ignore bad things that people say to me. I can make people happy and be a lot more happy because no one can be mean to me anymore.” James, 9
What do experts say?
“A brilliant interactive book that gives young people a much greater understanding of their emotions.” Richard Wilkins, UK Minister of Inspiration
“Children NEED Jack Cherry and his Juicer in their lives. It had such a positive effect that I even ended up feeling the positive effects! It is definitely a fruity concept that children and practitioners love.” Emma Arnold, Children’s Support Worker
“Jack Cherry and the Juicer certainly has a positive impact on children's emotional health. It's well written and engaging and teaches kids that they can control their own thoughts and emotions. They can identify with Jack and his experiences and learn a valuable lesson in a fun way!” Suzanne Ratcliffe, Teacher