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The hunger drive

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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Wishing our lives away

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

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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Life Long Recovery

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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Surely they can control it….

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

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?

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

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 aim in Education

I often wonder about those in government making the decisions about our educational system. It seems that more and more we are pushing our children to breaking point in some …

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I am, I can, I ought, I will

I am, I can, I ought, I will – a philosophy on education by Charlotte Mason that raises some interesting thoughts to consider in our British educational environment. School is …

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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 child others don’t see

There are many children who show extremely challenging behaviours – whether at school, in youth activities with other children or at home. They may be the ones in fights, or …