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How to help a child who finds it hard to sit still on the carpet

I am constantly asked by teachers in school how to manage a child who can’t sit still at carpet time so thought it would be useful to share some ideas. I often observe children at this time and these children … Continue reading

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My Needs don’t matter – the danger of young children being people pleasers

Many children in primary schools may display a variety of behaviours that can cause concern. The children that are overly compliant and put their needs second, may be harder to identify than more challenging behaviours but are of equal concern … Continue reading

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Helping children to develop self-belief

Children who have a strong self-belief are able to share their thoughts and ideas and have a sense of determination and perseverance that motivates them to do well. They are able to commit to achieving their goals and work towards … Continue reading

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Helping children to release feelings

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 to use when they need to. Ensure they are able to access this easily and … Continue reading

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What is this child’s behaviour trying to tell me?

What do you do if you feel upset, worried or have just had a bad day? As adults we have the ability to use language to express our thoughts and feelings about ourselves and our experiences. Children do not have … Continue reading

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Helping kids who find it hard to wait….

A year one teacher asked me this week what he could do to help a six year old in her class who kept calling out, waving his arms around to get her attention and was unable to wait his turn. … Continue reading

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Some children show us through their behaviour “I’ve still got baby needs”

I was talking to a class teacher last week who has 5 year old twin boys in her class who are disruptive, can’t sit still and very immature and attention seeking, especially after lunch time. I suggested the teaching assistant … Continue reading

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Helping children who are overly controlling feel in control

Some children in our schools may present controlling and manipulative behaviour that can be frustrating and difficult to manage. They may attempt to challenge school staff, change the class routine or control other children as a way of feeling safe … Continue reading

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Another extract from my book :Understanding and supporting children who appear over-confident

There may be children in school who appear to be over confident and demand that they are chosen for everything, appear to know all the answers and may present as being happy in themselves. However, this may be a result … 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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