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goes quiet, withdrawn, even unresponsive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. 

A Reflection on Trauma & Leadership

STILL… Did you see the waves come through? Did you feel the tremors? Did you notice everyone hold their breath and freeze, go faster, do more or panic out loud with previously unheard screams; loss and pain that may yet reverberate through generations. Did you scream?...

COVID-19 : Understanding our Past in our Present

Fresh Insights on Corona Virus : What we can learn about ourselves and othersTelling someone who is scared not to be is about as supportive and effective as telling someone who is ranting to calm down. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t help. The thing about a big event like...

Review of GROUNDED in an International Journal

This review appeared in the summer (2019) edition of Play for Life, an International journal for Play Therapists.  GROUNDED ~ Discovering the Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Children's Behaviour Claire Wilson CHEW Initiatives, 2018 Paperback 131 pp £14.50+ ISBN:...

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