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Is it empathy or something else?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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Empathy – the ability to sense and share the feelings of others – to feel what they might feel. I’ve been thinking a lot about empathy lately, for a number …

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Fantasy or reality?

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It’s that time of the year again when our minds turn to some of those stranger traditions we have – Halloween to be specific but also some of the myths …

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The big 3

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I was reading an article this week on the ‘dangers of sweating the small stuff in the classroom’ and it really resonated with me. There are so many times that …

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How important is the space?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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At BraveHeart we usually talk about how important relationships are to our children and young people. Whether you’re a parent or carer, education staff or work with children in any …

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Compliance is not always good

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I spent the day on Thursday last week comforting my 16 year old daughter after she opened her GCSES results. I know it’s not an uncommon occurrence to feel disappointed …

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Not another way to punish?

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This week my secondary school where my boys still attend (our daughter left last week) have decided to bring in yet another behaviour modification system. Something they truly seem to …

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When people can’t show remorse

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A controversial thought I was driving to work a few mornings ago and the news was on. They were talking about decisions to look at whether we have more stringent …

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What’s your hierarchy of needs?

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Abraham Maslow’s theory know as the Hierarchy of needs has been around since 1943, and published in his paper ‘A Theory of Human Motivation’. If you work with children and …

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How long is long enough?

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How long is long enough to provide the support that vulnerable children need in order to develop? It’s a constant question we ask about our own children, but also from …

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The hunger drive

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I’ve been thinking about food and being hungry for some weeks now, not just because I’ve been on a detox…but because it’s come up in lots of different places I’ve …

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Social Experiment

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This week in our office we’ve been doing a social experiment based on reward systems in schools. It has been a focus for me over the last years to try …

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Is Mental Health as important as Physical Health?

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There’s been such a lot in the media over the last few months about mental health, whether in adults or children. It’s something that we’re very conscious of at BraveHeart …

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What’s your story?

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I was listening to a friend talking last week about vulnerable young people in our community. She was talking about how many there are presently, why they might be classed …

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Younger does not necessarily mean easier

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I’ve just come off the radio with BBC WM talking about the fact that nearly half of the children waiting to be adopted in Birmingham are considered ‘difficult to place’ …

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Wishing our lives away

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Nearly five weeks into the academic year and I’m exhausted! Kids are exhausted too and I’ve heard many teachers and parents counting down the weeks if not days to half …

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The thing no-one wants to talk about

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It’s been 8 years since we adopted and 18 years since we got married. To say that we have always been a volatile couple is an understatement. I thought after …

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The impact of shame – Part 3 Run and Hide

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Children who’ve experienced a difficult start in life have so many different ways of hiding from their pain. They may be the clown of the class, the angry child, the …

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The impact of shame – Part 2 Lying

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Probably one of the hardest behaviours to face in vulnerable children is lying. Of course that depends on your own values and feelings around this subject, but I’ve not met …

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