Category Archives: Book

From snatching to sharing…..the benefits of emotionally focused group work

When I first met Jake he was in the outdoor area of his reception class trying to negotiate with the teaching assistant why he should stay on the bike he was riding round and not let another child have a … Continue reading

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The book of positive things…..try this at school or at home

I frequently come across children in school who lack confidence and have low self-esteem, and it can often be difficult for school staff and parents to find or create enough time to help children with this on a daily basis. … Continue reading

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Extract from my new book published today :What does a child need to be emotionally healthy?

In order for children to achieve success at school they need a degree of healthy emotional and social development so that they are emotionally ready and able to learn. The key issues for children aged 3-5 years is their ability … Continue reading

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An extract from my book on helping children to self regulate

In order for children to be able to regulate their own stress levels, they need to have had this experience from an adult. Babies are unable to regulate their own stress and they depend on their caregivers to regulate it … Continue reading

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The important role that schools play in children’s wellbeing

Another extract from my book As children spend a large proportion of their lives at school, schools play a crucial role in providing a range of social experiences, as well as having a key part to play in developing resilience … Continue reading

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What is my book about?

I’ve had a few requests for an overview of my book and thought it might be useful to share this on my blog as well as publishing short extracts. So, for those of you who don’t already know…. For many … Continue reading

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Book extract – Impact of the group work programmes on children’s emotional wellbeing

The use of reflective language throughout the group work sessions provides the children with a very positive message about themselves as it communicates ‘I can see you, I am trying to understand you, whatever you are thinking or feeling is … Continue reading

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Helping children to develop resilience

Another extract from my book The development of resilience can be viewed as one of the most vital ingredients for emotional health and well-being. The ability to deal with situations and bounce back after adversity is of paramount importance for … Continue reading

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Children who are overly self reliant

Another extract from my book In order for children to develop a sense of independence and ability to depend on themselves it helps if they have had an experience of being able to depend on an adult who has responded … Continue reading

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What are children trying to communicate by their behaviour?

Another extract from my book: When children show us their feelings through their behaviour it is important that we not only try to understand what they may be feeling and trying to communicate to us, but also that we provide … Continue reading

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