Category Archives: Parents

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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Relational templates within the family

The relationships that are demonstrated between the adults within the child’s family provide powerful experiences of how to manage these outside of it. Whilst children may not be able differentiate between helpful and harmful responses to situations, they are reliant … Continue reading

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Developing positive early relational experiences

In order for children to be able to build relationships with other people it is necessary for them to have a template of how to do this. A child’s first relationship is with their main caregiver and this is usually … Continue reading

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The end of the nursery day

The end of the nursery day can be as chaotic and loud as the start but is compounded by everyone being tired. As young children do not have the language to say how they are feeling, this can be a … Continue reading

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It can be difficult for any of us to change our behaviour……

I met with a mum this week who is feeling increasingly worried, frustrated and overwhelmed at her seven year old child’s behaviour. He is finding it really hard, for a variety of reasons to leave her and come in to … Continue reading

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The Impact of divorce or separation on young children

When parents decide to separate and no longer live together, it can be both frightening and confusing for young children. The level of upset they will experience can vary enormously depending on their age, understanding of what is happening, the … Continue reading

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The importance of supporting parents

I write a lot about children and the work i do with them, but this week one of the most important parts of my job has been supporting a parent. This parent has had a very challenging childhood herself and … Continue reading

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