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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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Three little words

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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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Children’s Mental Health Week 2017

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Teresa May announced recently her commitment to invest in helping schools to recognise Mental Health issues in their students. A long overdue focus, in my opinion. Having seen for the …

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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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First week blues

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The first week of school is over for most of us. Whether relief or dread it’s gone now and we can reflect on how it might have been. For educators …

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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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Take a break…have a kit kat

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Only those of a certain age will remember the adverts about kit kats….the concept of taking a break, with a cup of tea or coffee, feet up and a nice …

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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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Life Long Recovery

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This weeks’ blog is a bit of a follow on from last week. I don’t usually do this, but I feel this topic is so important in helping us all …

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Why is it important to raise awareness?

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It’s Mental Health awareness week at the moment with the theme of relationships. It’s remarkable to me when I hear professionals say that Insecure Attachment in itself is not a …

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Surely they can control it….

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I’m constantly reminded that we need to change our whole way of thinking when living or working with vulnerable children. Those with insecure attachment difficulties can not help the behaviours …

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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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5 things to consider after half term

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Holidays are great – they give us all a chance to take a breath and relax a bit. Maybe have a few line ins, definitely spend time with your own …

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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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Competition – curse or cure?

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Reward schemes in schools are probably one of the most thwart with perils area that we deal with as adoptive parents and also in my workshops with schools. The level …

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What’s so silly about the silly season

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The silly season is well and truly upon us. The decorations are out – in the shops if not in our homes, the music is on, the presents are being …

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