Free Parenting Resources
From Clinical Psychotherapist Heidi Rogers
Anxiety Zappers

After 18 years working with parents, children and families I've condensed my most effective anxiety management strategies into this value-packed PDF.

These are the ones that parents report back to me are their favorite, and the most effective with their kids.

Grab these 15 zappers to add some extra tools to your belt so you feel more confident in helping your child manage their anxiety.

Anchor Points Sheet

Here's a neat little trick you might want to try out the next time your child has to confront an anxiety-provoking situation they can't avoid (think school camp, swimming lessons, going to a birthday party - anything your child gets anxious about). Try setting an anchor point they can look forward to once it's all over.

What is an anchor point and how does it differ from a bribe?

It's a future state your child can envision that helps them through a difficult situation (think going to a friend's house, visiting the park or watching a favorite TV show). It is NOT reliant on their behaviour. 

Date With 8 Journal

If you're looking to change something in your life (and who isn't?), the key to making progress is your focused awareness. By using this guide to set an intention for your day, you'll provide a framework for your thoughts and actions that will inevitably lead to your chosen goal. You're essentially unhooking your brain from autopilot and bringing a sense of intention to all you do. 

The Date with 8 Journal helps you identify the most important things you need to do each day and encourages self-reflection. This helps us see our patterns and identify what's working (and what isn't) so we can change course if needed. 
The Animal Worry Chart

Have you ever wondered what was causing the most anxiety for your children? It's a topic that comes up constantly in the clinic, and one that parents often misjudge.

While we might think their greatest source of anxiety is XYZ, they're actually feeling completely overwhelmed by something totally different.

Complete this chart with each of your children to get an idea of what's worrying them, and where you can direct your energies to be the greatest help.

Cheat Sheet: 30 Ways To Build Connection

When we're connected with our children, we reduce power struggles, ensure they feel 'enough', 'lovable' and 'ok', and create a more enjoyable environment for the entire family.

But how do you build connection?

This cheat sheet covers 30 connection-building activities you can immediately use at home with your children.

Find the ones that work for you ... and keep doing them!

The Feelings See-Saw

Did you know we can feel anxious AND excited all at once?

This worksheet is a great tool to use with children to help them understand the ebb and flow of their emotions.

Sit with your child and write down everything that's making them anxious, and what they're excited about.

Seeing both sides of the coin can help provide a sense of perspective and a positive feeling that their anxious thoughts can be counterbalanced by their excited ones.

How To Navigate Anxiety: Building A Resilient Family Post-COVID
In this free, on-demand video training, you'll learn:
  • The number one strategy we can be using daily to help our children thrive as we adapt to a new normal.
  • How to calm yourself down when it all becomes too much.
  • How to tackle challenges around the return to school, including tools to soothe your child's anxiety
  • Ways to build a resilient family that can withstand uncertainty, adversity, and transitions.
  • What it's like inside the mind of a 'too sensitive' child during periods of change (and how to help them thrive).
5 Habits Of Resilient Families
This free, on-demand video training will help you identify:
  • The significant role that routine plays in creating feelings of safety and security in your children.
  • Why letting go and being flexible can dramatically improve your parenting experience (especially during times of uncertainty).
  • The steps to prevent power struggles before they begin.
  • How to create a space in which your child feels comfortable opening up and sharing their feelings.
  • How to build a rock-solid connection with your children and your partner for a happier home environment.
Returning To School: Your Parenting Playbook
Tune in and learn ways to help your family handle any anxiety associated with the latest disruption to the routines of your children, and develop a plan to best manage the rest of the school year, covering: 
  • How to prepare for returning to class, including strategies to soothe your child's anxiety.
  • Adapting to the 'new normal' of getting back to the classroom by building a connected and resilient family for the long-term.
  • Fostering a growth mindset in your children.
  • Defusing tense situations and supporting your child with practical word-for-word scripts.