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Compliance is not always good

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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 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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The hunger drive

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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 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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Worry Worrits

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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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Worrying is not just an adult thing. Many children and young people are showing more signs of anxiety, statistics tell us. In a recent article in the Telegraph it was …

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New Year, New You?

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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 seems to be the phrase going around at the moment and I’m not sure how I feel about it. There are so many things that it conjures up for …

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What’s your story?

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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 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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The mixed emotions of adoption

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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 week is National Adoption Week and as ever it has brought with it very many mixed emotions. I’ve been reading other people’s stories and comments online and my own …

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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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Back to school – fear or relief?

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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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Too young to learn yet too old to not know

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There’s a phenomenon with young people with insecure attachment that has baffled me for years now. It all centres around the ability to learn new things. Mine are all teenagers …

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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 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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The walk of shame

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When my three children were in Primary School I remember well the walk of shame. That moment at the end of the day when you’re waiting patiently for your children …

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Survive or thrive?

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This week’s theme is surviving strategies – what a great theme? One that we ALL need to hear and have probably struggled to find over many years. We’ve been in …

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Be brave in Education

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I had a worrying and all too familiar email from an adoptive parent this week about her child’s experience at school. In this case a Secondary School but I know …

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The things I thought I’d never do

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Sometimes when you look back on your life and the plans you had when you were younger you might feel some regret at things you’ve not done. You may have …

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No room at the Inn?

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Our house is pretty full. With three young teenagers, my husband and I, a fish and a bearded dragon. So any more room left? Well after years of saying no …

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Too old at 4?

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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 week has been National Adoption Week – seems only last month that we had last years the time is flying so fast. Our children are now 12, 13 and …

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