Welcome to the December issue of my newsletter. The last one for 2020. In case you missed or did not receive my last newsletter here is the link. You can also see all previous newsletters there as well. As always, please do let me know if there is anything you would like to see or hear about, as I want my newsletters to be as valuable as possible to you.


With the 25th December nearly upon us I want to take this time to wish everyone, a very safe Christmas. Unfortunately this isn’t the festive holiday any of us had hoped for. It may be strange, and much smaller than you are used to, but I do hope that your day will still be filled with telephone and zoom calls, food and lots of Christmas movies. If you do know someone who is going to be on their own, please do make that call and help spread some smiles, warmth and hope to them at this difficult time of year.


There are also a number of initiatives that are being carried out by  various Charities to support the elderly, vulnerable and homeless, so do reach out and see how you can help them reach more people. One which is close to my heart is Shishukunj and you can find out more at www.shishukunj.org.uk



While we will be spending more time at home with our families I wanted to remind you about some of the free resources I have available to you. 


For anyone with children, my 10 Tips for Communicating with your Child download is filled with great ideas to help create a smoother, less stressful home life for you and your child. You can download it for free here: https://www.sonaldave.com/struggling-to-communicate/


For those of you who might be feeling a little stressed and anxious, or live with someone feeling this way, either about the holidays, or work related, then my Tips for Managing Mental Health and Anxiety download could be of great help to you. You can download it for free here: https://www.sonaldave.com/managing-mental-health-and-anxiety-in-the-workplace/



The news of a staggered start back to school in the new year could mean another blow to our children’s education, especially for those sitting exams. However I may be able to offer some help. 

Today I want to tell you about a boy called Raj. Raj was incredibly shy, and up until last year was not doing particularly well in school. His mother felt his teachers were holding him back because they couldn’t see his full potential behind the shy boy who would never put his hand up to answer questions. Raj’s mum knew he could do better, he just needed to grow in confidence and believe in himself. Raj completed my Children’s Online Communicating with Confidence Course earlier this year, and at the time both he and his mother told me how they had worked on it together at home, and how much they both enjoyed it. I was then over the moon to hear from his mother again a few months ago, to say that not only had Raj gained confidence and courage, but that he was also doing better than ever with his education, even during this pandemic. 


If you think your child could benefit from learning the important life skill of Communicating with confidence then you can find out more information about my courses below:

For children aged 4-7 years old use this link: https://sonal-dave.teachable.com/p/teaching-children-to-communicate-with-confidence1/

For children 8 years old and over use this link: https://sonal-dave.teachable.com/p/teaching-children-to-communicate-with-confidence

For adults, and those of you who are parents and would like to be able to support your children, as well as learn this skill yourself, use this link: https://sonal-dave.teachable.com/p/adult-online-public-speaking-course/



Communicating and Speaking with Confidence is a complex process but it can be learnt at any age. If you can help your child to learn this life skill when they are young, then you will find that their confidence to communicate will flourish and grow. It is a life skill that can help your children in so many situations from childhood to adult.


I do hope you have found this month’s newsletter informative. As always please do let me know if there is anything specific you’d like to see more of. If you have a family member or friend who may benefit from the information in my newsletter – please feel free to share; and if you’d like to keep up to date with me more frequently, then why don’t you follow me on Facebook and Instagram. 


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