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Attitudes

Opportunity or Overwhelm?

I’m often surprised at how quickly opportunities can switch over to overwhelm and vice versa. If you’re thinking of those summer months ahead and wondering if it will bring great

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Attitudes

A Space for Recovery

I went to a conference this last week called ‘Trauma, Resilience and Recovery’ run by Jane Evans and Lisa Cherry. It was a brilliant day with lots to think about

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Attachment Theory

I am, I can, I ought, I will

I am, I can, I ought, I will – a philosophy on education by Charlotte Mason that raises some interesting thoughts to consider in our British educational environment. School is

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Attachment Theory

Life goes on….

I’m in a particularly honest mood which is probably not the best place to write a blog from so apologies straight away! My blog buddy and I are writing to

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Attitudes

Keep yourself to yourself

‘The only way to avoid criticism is to say nothing do nothing and be nothing’ – Aristotle. Wow what a quote and sometimes I do feel like that – you know those

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Education System

Different kinds of strength…

We are real Bear Grylls fans in our house, particularly our youngest who couldn’t think of anything better then being dropped out of a helicopter over a murky lake in

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Attachment Theory

Joining the dots

It always makes me smile when I hear people doing positive reinforcement techniques with children in groups like in a classroom. When you hear an adult say “wow Jenny’s sitting

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Attitudes

Why are we here?

We’re doing a series at our church at the moment called Ask It – it’s asking the big questions in life and talking through what the answers might be. So

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Attitudes

Looking forward to 2015

I don’t think I’ve ever repeated a blog before but I was looking back on my New Year blog for the beginning of 2014 and I thought it’s so good

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Attitudes

The child others don’t see

There are many children who show extremely challenging behaviours – whether at school, in youth activities with other children or at home. They may be the ones in fights, or

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Education System

Can we control the storms of life?

Some people are fascinated with storms – whether it’s following the weather forecasts religiously, chasing twisters or watching all the relevant news reports. My youngest son has a real interest

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Education System

What do children want?

In our educational system and in our homes rewarding (or bribing) children to behave the way we want to is rife. We dangle prizes, stickers, certificates, house points, happy points,

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