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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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From Exclusion to Inclusion – the power of play therapy

Some children in primary schools are struggling to manage being in school for the whole day and are clearly demonstrating this through their behaviour. Josh aged 11 was referred for play therapy as he was frequently challenging school staff, refusing … Continue reading

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If a parent doesn’t come to parents evening…..

A teacher of a class of ten year olds was telling me recently that several of the parents of children in her class had not turned up at a recent parents evening. She felt frustrated and sad as this had … Continue reading

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What are we modelling for our children?”

I heard last week of a fight between two mums in the playground of a primary school because a 9 year old had told her mum the other child had ” looked at her funny” at school that day. This … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas is a happy family”

This is what a 9 year old told his class teacher this week. This is not a looked after child who is longing for a family, this is a child who lives with his own family but is so aware … Continue reading

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A Practical way to help a child express their feelings

Here’s one for anyone at home with kids as well as schools and play workers. If a child needs help to manage their feelings of anger and frustration, offer them a large scribble pad and pens or crayons for them … Continue reading

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