I know how powerful it is to accept yourself for you who you are, warts and all. To take off your internal boxing gloves and lay down all your swords. To let out that big breath you’ve been holding in all your life and to throw your arms up to the world and shout, Here … Continue reading 5 songs that let me know it’s OK to be me
I’m hearing of so many stories about kids doing it tough during lockdown at the moment and I feel so much for them, but I also feel for parents. Even though I don’t have kids, lockdown last year in WA (and everything that went with it), sent my anxiety into overdrive and I fell in … Continue reading One important way to help your child’s mental health during lockdown
I recently wrote a very personal blog post about how I was never taught to express my emotions as a kid. It resonated deeply with lots of people, especially parents and landed me an interview on ABC Radio I was inspired to share my story up after watching the SBS doco series "See What You Made Me Do" about … Continue reading 6 resources to help boys talk about their feelings
A few years ago, I kicked a huge dent in my washing machine. I’ve also destroyed a pedestal fan. I’ve thrown coffee cups, thrown chairs, punched walls, and screamed obscenities until my throat hurt. I’ve punched myself in the back of the head and even bitten myself on occasion. Thankfully, I only ever did it … Continue reading Why boys need to talk about their feelings…. now!
Last year I shared with you a moment when a young boy stood up to his bullies. Little did I know at the time, that moment would go on to inspire the name of one of the world's most unique and important online courses for kids. UPDATE: THE COURSE IS NOW UP AND RUNNING. https://joshlangley.thinkific.com/courses/here-i-am … Continue reading The story behind my online course to help kids with self acceptance
He was big for an 11 year old. He sat at the front of class, just off to the side, by himself. It was the second day of my school workshops for Children’s Book week and the last school I was visiting for the day. We were up to the activity part of the session … Continue reading The Courage to Stand Up
I've been wanting to share this awesome news for a while and now I can! In a fantastic acknowledgement of the growing importance of children's emotional and mental health, The ABIA awarding winning It's OK to Feel the Way You Do is now part of popular children's educational website Story Box Library. "Story Box Library … Continue reading Big News! My books are on Story Box Library!
I launched My YouTube channel for kids yesterday and it's already gone nuts, growing from 12 subscribers to 88 overnight! These are not your normal 'Author Reads from a Book' videos, I add my own commentary, insights and bad acting to as I go along! And I get to share my key messages of self … Continue reading Josh Langley’s YouTube Channel for kids
I thought we’d reached peak overwhelm during the bushfire disasters in January, but now that seems a distant memory compared to what’s going on now. I don’t need to compile a detailed list of all that’s currently happening - you know it, you’re living it. It’s in the aisles of the supermarkets, it’s in the … Continue reading Trying to find stable ground when everything is collapsing
If you want to build resilience in kids, there’s one simple, yet powerful thing you can tell them. Its impact will be long lasting and far reaching. Tell them, "You’re important to me and the world." ‘You’re important’, tells children they are not only valued, but they have a role to play in the bigger … Continue reading Want resilient kids? Tell them this.