The Trouble With Teenagers

Why is there a sullen, stand-offish, lanky human grunting in response to me where my happy, loving, cute and communicative child once stood? As a Mum to a teenager, I am sure I am experiencing the same challenges as many of you are facing too. You are not[…]

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Stop Holding a Grudge – Children and Young People

“Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to get sick.” Basically, holding a grudge is only going to harm you, use up your energy and your concentration that you could be spending on far better things. In this video, I’ll share with you[…]

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Stop Comparing Yourself – Children and Young People

If you’ve noticed yourself comparing yourself to others, and noticed how it makes you feel bad, there are a few things you might want to consider doing. Comparing yourself to others might at times make you feel good – or smug – when you realise that you are[…]

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The Benefits of Helping Withdrawn Children

Parents have remarked how their children hold back from expressing themselves in school but will frequently complain about a variety of situations related to school when they get home. Children can express extreme shyness and social issues in school. This manifests itself as: Refusing to ask permission to[…]

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How to Tackle Bullying

Unfortunately, all schools have some form of bullying incidents occuring within their school. Bullying can occur verbally, physically or emotionally. The Department of education once stated that at any one given time at least 20% of the school population can be affected by bullying. This is quite high[…]

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Why Children Must Learn Communication Skills

Communication skills impact upon a child’s ability to listen, understand and express themselves. These skills are fundamental to problem solving and maintaining relationships. It has a big impact on their future and the quality of their life. Of course learning vocabulary and sentence structure is important but having[…]

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Challenging Behaviour

The most challenging issue that a parent seems to faced is a child with a challenging behaviour. In boys, this will generally come in the form of fighting, anger and frustration, low levels of resilience, poor attendance at school and children feeling over burdened and under pressure whether[…]

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Kids on the move – Building confidence whilst moving house!

I’ve just moved house. After spending many years “down south” I’ve moved back to my home county of Derbyshire. I’m now safely located in the lovely village of Crich, home of the Tramway Village, rolling hills and for those of you old enough to remember the location for[…]

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Music, TV and Computer Games

I joined a gym recently (that in itself is a revelation trust me!). As I was jogging away, I was listening to a podcast on my iPhone. I do this because I don’t always like to listen to the music that is blaring in the gym. However I[…]

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Helping Children and Young People Tackle Depression

Amongst stress and anxiety, depression in children is one of the top mental health conditions that young people face. When talking about child therapy depression comes up more often than not. Depression is an extreme feeling of hopelessness, sadness and lack of self esteem. Everyone feels sad sometimes,[…]

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