Confident Kids have learned how to control their mind to think positively when faced with challenges.

TMS GROWING CONFIDENT KIDS is a program specifically designed around the challenges that Australian kids face every day.

Our program is customised for four age groups:
6-7 years
8-11 years
12-17 years

While the core content is the same, the lessons and exercises are more suitable for the specific age group.

> Program Dates here

TMS for Kids

Working with kids over many years, I have found they are often desperate to find a way to deal with the daily challenges thrown at them and the feelings they may find difficult to control.

These may include:

  • Thinking that others don’t like them
  • Wondering what others are thinking about them in all types of situations
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety about small stuff
  • High expectations and sadness if these are not met
  • Not getting what they want
  • Easily getting annoyed, frustrated or nervous
  • Feeling angry and putting blame on others
  • Refusing to follow rules or questioning authority
  • Arguing and throwing temper tantrums

Because so many of these challenges are universal to all young people, we can teach them strategies and techniques to have in their “kit bag” which in turn to builds their inner confidence to deal with a broad range of circumstances.

Some of the concepts we teach in our Program include:

  • Nothing comes into your body or mind unless you open the door
  • When and why you open the door and how to shut the door
  • How to set up protective boundaries for words and actions that come at you
  • How to be more effective in your daily life
  • Breathing techniques to maintain your calm at times of stress
  • Techniques for self-motivation

We have seen our students experience great outcomes such as:

  • Feeling they can wear whatever makes them happy
  • Have fun without feeling judged by others
  • Have better posture and facial expressions
  • A stronger belief in themselves
  • Attract like-minded people into their lives and get rid of the negative influencers
  • Gaining confidence to use more positive words and emotions
  • Better able to handle adversity
  • Short fuses become a lot longer
  • Happiness becomes a habit

Next Program Starts Monday 15 November 2021


The TMS Growing Confident Kids Program is delivered over 3 x 2 hour sessions held weekly over Zoom.

A 15 minute, One-on-One Check In Session is also conducted each week on Zoom with James Clark.

Each child receives a printed Workbook and has access to their own online portal.

Cost per student is $297.

6-7 and 8-11 Groups are capped at a maximum of 4 students per Program.
12-17  Group is capped at a maximum of 6 students per Program.


6 – 7 YEARS GROUP:  Zoom Sessions 15, 22, 29 November (3.30 – 5.30pm)

8 – 11 YEARS GROUP:  Zoom Sessions 16, 23, 30 November (3.30 – 5.30pm)

12 – 17 YEARS GROUP:  Zoom Sessions 15, 22, 29 November (6 – 8pm)


Frequently Asked Questions

6-7 and 8-11 Groups are capped at a maximum of 4 students per Program.
12-17  Group is capped at a maximum of 6 students per Program.

Our program is customised for three age groupings:
6 – 7 years
8 – 11 years
12 – 17 years

While the core content is the same, the lessons and exercises are more suitable for the specific age group.

No. You will receive an email invitation to access the TMS Zoom account.

Yes, we will send instructions on registration.

Yes, we record for our review purposes. These recordings will never be shared with anyone outside The Mental Switch.

Times and dates are published on the registration page and will be confirmed after signup.

Yes. The homework will be reviewed at the 15 minute check in sessions.

Yes, this is an integral part of the program. As the learning part of the program is delivered in a group setting, it is important for each child to be able to express themselves freely in a private session with James.

We discuss how to apply the learning and what may have come up for them personally during the week.

All communication will be via the preferred email address nominated at registration and via the Zoom teaching and review calls.

Yes, we will send an email and also a SMS if you wish.

We will send you an online link to reschedule. 

You need to cancel a minimum of 3 days prior to the start date of the program to enable your payment to be credited to a future program. 

We often have a waitlist of kids wanting to attend, so sufficient notice allows them to attend in your place.

If you cancel less than 3 days prior to the start, you will receive a 50% refund.

Yes. James Clark has a Working with Children Card (Positive Notice Blue Card) number 1675963/2 (expires 29/03/2024).

TMS teaches kids a range of important life skills to build up their own “kitbag” of techniques and skills to navigate life’s challenges.

Some of these include better communication, breathing to maintain calm, mindfulness for kids, goal setting, enjoying sport, building confidence for kids and how to meet challenges head on, across a range of programs and coaching sessions.

New Program

We have just launched another online program called “Breathe In, Stand Up, Speak Up – Your Guide to Bullies” for four age groups: 6-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-17 years and 18-21 years.

> Full details here

Holiday Program

For kids living in Brisbane or surrounds, we offer similar learnings in our Holiday Program in Hendra.

> Full details here for September 2021

Yes. We tailor programs for each individual in discussion with Mum, Dad and Caregivers. 

> Book a call with James to discuss your requirements


> Book a package of 4 x One-on-One Sessions for your child

James Clark

Meet James Clark

My passion for over 20 years has been coaching and mentoring kids and elite athletes to build their confidence and self belief.

Working across different cultures and age groups, I have found the one constant we all have is an internal confidence switch. However, few of us have learned how to flick that switch, stand tall and be the person we know we can be.

I created The Mental Switch to teach new learnings around how the mind and body works together, combined with ancient eastern philosophies around our internal wellbeing and spiritual connections.

With a huge love for sports of all kinds, I am fortunate to live in beautiful Brisbane with my wife L and our four wonderful children.

NEW PROGRAM: Breathe In, Stand Up, Speak Up – A kid’s guide to bullies and boundaries

For age groups: 6-7 years, 8-11 years and 12-17 years.
> Full details