Tag Archives: primary

“You’re just being lazy”…..

I overheard a conversation between a 9 year old and his support worker this week that made me think about how easily we can misinterpret what children are trying to tell us. They were sat outside the class doing some … Continue reading

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Making a difference at school

The vital role that school staff  play in contributing to children’s emotional well being cannot be underestimated and can be utilised more to ensure it is maximised to its full capacity. Every adult who works in a school has a … 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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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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I’ve written a book!

One of the things I do as part of my job is to think creatively about how school staff can work effectively to promote children’s emotional wellbeing and understand their behaviour. Two and a half years ago I developed two … Continue reading

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Is this child being dramatic or is it a lack of resilience?

I observed some behaviour from a 10 year old this week which was referred to as being dramatic and overreacting, which made me wonder about how this child was feeling and what he may have been trying to communicate. He … Continue reading

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