Want to make a difference?  Train to be a Mind Tools For Kids Coach!

Welcome to Mind Tools For Kids! 

Mind Tools For Kids

Toolbox to help manage BIG emotions, life's transitions and challenges. Learn about the Brain Friends, growth mindset and bouncebackability! Resources for children from primary age to teens! 

Mind Tools For Parents

Our flagship Coach Training Certification will give you everything you need to coach children. Build your toolkit to help kids manage BIG emotions, handle setbacks and build positive relationships. 


Kids Coach Training

Feeling the pressures of parenting BIG behaviours and emotions? We have the solution. Mind Tools For Parents will help you put the oxygen mask back on and restore calm to your family environment

Meet The Brain Friends!

At MTFK we use The Brilliant Brain Friends to help us make sense of emotional reactions and brain chemistry. This helps to normalise responses like fight, flight and freeze, giving kids a greater understanding of what is going on inside! 


Imagine your brain as having 3 key parts. They function best when they work as part of a team -together as your Brilliant Brain Friends. Lenny Lizard runs the body, Milo runs the emotions and Orla runs the thinking part. 

"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think" - Margaret Mead

Hi I'm Emily, the founder of MTFK

Hi, I’m Emily Harbrecht, Founder, Head Coach and Trainer at Mind Tools for Kids. I have spent the last 15 years building a toolbox of strategies and resources to help families and schools navigate BIG emotions and life's challenges. 

I am a mother of two and have weathered many storms along my journey. From neurodivergent parenting, challenges within the school system to rebuilding life as a blended family, I have been there in the trenches. It is my life's work to help children, parents and teachers move from surviving to thriving. 

I like to keep things simple, non judgmental and practical - giving you what you need to move forwards feeling better, stronger and more capable to handle the curveballs. I believe that we are all inherently resourceful people, doing our best with what we know. You just need the tools and I am here to provide them! Come and join me!

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