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Three little words

“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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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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The internal spreadsheet

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

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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Transitions are tough

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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Brick by brick

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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Friendships – curse or cure?

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 …

What will people remember of you?

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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The Parent Spectrum

  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 …