Helping you bring the best out of Challenging Children

Understand Behaviour • Create Connection • Learn to Thrive.

Are you around a child who..?


feels like a mystery


does things out of nowhere


is getting a reputation for being naughty or badly behaved


does things and then seems not to remember them


has big emotional outbursts


gets on OK with adults or younger children, but struggles with peers?


goes quiet, withdrawn, even unresponsive


you don't know what else to try

Often children’s behaviour leaves parents and professionals baffled and feeling totally dis-empowered. We’ve already changed things for 1000’s of grown-ups…
We can help you too. 

How We Can Help

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What others say

We’ve learnt more about this child in one afternoon with Claire than 6 months with our previous support.

Head Teacher

R.C. Primary School

It was so good to final talk to someone who actually ‘gets’ it. It was different – but so useful!
Thank you!!


Primary Child

My school is a different place because of the support of CHEW Initiatives over the last few years.

Head Teacher

Primary Academy School

Meet Claire Wilson


Claire’s broad experience over many years has led her to understand how Children, Health and Emotional Well-being are all connected. Hence the banner “C.H.E.W” for the range of projects and programs offered through CHEW Initiatives.

Her combined skills and knowledge makes Claire a unique resource for parents and professionals wanting insight and understanding when it comes to their children.

Discover the missing piece
in the puzzle of
children’s behaviour.

“I’ve read loads of books
about behaviour and relationships
and none have brought about understanding
like this one does
Inclusion Manager, Primary School

Latest from the Blog

Articles and Resources to inform and inspire. CHEW on them yourself, chat about them with friends or discuss in staff meetings. 

From Grenfell to GROUNDED – A story behind the book

More than CPD In June last year (2017) I was in London for a few days. I was there to be part of a specialist training for further enhancing my skills and credentials of working with trauma and the body - with children. I was excited about the training - in fact I...

The Starfish Story

I know this story is well known. I'm sure you have heard it before. This is my version of it. It 's good to come back to and remember it's message now and again. We may not be in a position to change the world for all children, but we can certainly make a...

5 Reasons why having a Therapist in school is harder than it seems

While we all continue to raise our voices and advocate for better provision for the mental health of children and young people, we need to talk about what is already happening. It may be that we can make what is there even better, even more effective. Many...

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