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Three little words

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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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“Nicola has not reached her full potential”, “Nicola could have tried harder”, “Nicola does not apply herself as she could” – anyone else recognise these remarks from your school reports? …

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Back to school – fear or relief?

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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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There’s been a lot of photos and quotes on social media these past few weeks talking about the feelings associated with going back to school. For children it may be …

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Keep yourself to yourself

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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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‘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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What do we want to know on Parents Evening?

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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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I’ve been to most of my children’s parents evenings in primary school but I had to miss my youngest sons one this last week so my husband went instead. This …

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The internal spreadsheet

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For some vulnerable children who’ve experienced a difficult start in life things being all fair and equal is so very important. In fact it’s like they have an internal spreadsheet …

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Playing to your strengths

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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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The summer holidays have well and truly ended as this week we’ve seen the children go back to school and for many of us we’re gone back to work. I …

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We all need a witness to our lives

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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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I was watching a film this week and someone was asking this lady why she had married her husband, she said in reply “because we all need a witness to …

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Transitions are tough

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Transitions are quite often difficult for vulnerable children. Moving up years in school, coming towards the holidays, moving house or going on holiday for a while. Change basically is something …

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Can we take a different approach in education?

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I hear many times from educators that they are constrained by the government targets and drives these days. I can see that in how they feel they have to run …

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Happiness IS all it’s cracked up to be…

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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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As a nation we seem to be very down on extreme emotions – it’s not the done thing to be too sad and certainly not cool to be too happy! …

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Nothing to fear but fear itself?

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This is a phrase I’ve heard many times over the years and up until we adopted our children I wholeheartedly agreed I think – that actually the fear of fear …

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Brick by brick

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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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This weeks theme for our blog buddies post is ‘build’ and a song by Newton Faulkner has been running around my head – especially these few lines:- Look how far …

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This is my childhood: there will be no other

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‘This is my childhood: there will be no other’ was the title of a conference I attended today in Bristol run by BASPCAN (British Association for the Study and Prevention …

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Your actions speak so loudly that we cannot hear what you’re saying

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Stomp, stomp, stomp up the stairs, bang goes the bedroom door, crash go the toys as they fly around the room……a familiar sound in our house I’m afraid. Of course …

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Friendships – curse or cure?

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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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Friends are really important to most of us. Being able to spend time with someone who makes you laugh, understands where you’re coming from and supports and encourages you when …

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What will people remember of you?

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With the passing of Nelson Mandela this week there’s been so much said about the impact one man has had on a world. It’s made me think some more about …

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All for one and one for all – education equality

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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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Should all children be treated the same? It’s something we hear often that children need to be afforded the same privileges, time and energy spent on them. However does that …

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The Parent Spectrum

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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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  When dealing with parents of vulnerable children there is a spectrum. On one side you have the highly enthusiastic parents – they attend every event, do homework with children …

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