Entries by Annette Du Bois

Article For PTA: (Parents and Teachers Association)

Kids Can Find Emotional Resilience. Kids Emotional Resilience Article on PTA website I (Annette) was asked by the PTA (Parents and Teachers Association) how CHAMPS helps kids and young people cope with the pressures of life today. The answers can be found in the article I wrote for them>> Hope you find it useful. If […]

Beat The Back To School Anxieties

Summer holidays are a  time when your child is relaxed and happy without the usual school anxieties and concerns. Not wanting to wish the time away, you know it’ll soon be the usual rush for new school uniforms, shoes etc. but then the anxiety starts! Last September was the busiest ever month for CHAMPS Confidence […]

Venus Awards – Most Influential Woman Finalist

Fondly referred to as the professional woman’s Oscars, the Venus Awards are something many woman only dream of. So as you can imagine I’m super thrilled to be in the final 3 for the Influential Woman Venus Awards for the Portsmouth region sponsored by VW Peter Cooper. So what exactly is an ‘Influential Woman’?  “Motivates […]

How Does Social Media Anxiety Affect Your Teenager?

There’s something emerging in the mobile world that every parent must know about to protect the emotional well-being of their child. Social Media Anxiety Disorder is on the increase with many teenagers confessing to ‘being lost without their phone’ and admitting to checking it within a few minutes of waking up each morning (not to […]

Kids Safety After Dark

When the clocks change to mark the end of British Summertime, the nights start to draw in and kids can find themselves walking home from school or afternoon activities at dusk. Because children don’t have the same sense of time or judgement they often hang around, chat with mates and only realise they should be […]