A recent report out by ATL, the British education union tells us that last year 6 out of 10 teachers were subjected to aggressive behaviour from pupils. This also included physically abusive behaviour. Dr Leonard Sax, whose latest book Collapse of Parenting came out this month, tells us that parents are no longer in charge. He comments on children’s rudeness... [read more]
Managing asthma in children Based on averages, there are two children in every UK classroom with asthma and the NHS spends around £1 billion every year treating this respiratory condition in these young adults, so let’s use these statistics to squash any theories that asthma is simply ‘an excuse’ to get out of doing Physical Education. Interestingly, the... [read more]
What is good communication? Good communication skills are essential for children in learning and growing. Learning how to express their feelings, ideas and needs may come naturally to some children, while others may struggle to make themselves heard. Teaching good communication skills to our children, regardless of their age, will help prepare them for success as an adult. At... [read more]
Techniques to Manage Dyslexia in Children Around 10% of the UK population is thought to have Dyslexia and 4% of that 10% are considered to be severely affected. It is estimated that there are around 380,000 pupils alone in the UK with dyslexia and a sum total of two million people (Children & Adults) who are of the... [read more]
Rebellious Kids...either your own children or your own internal child can cause problems. Why do Kids become rebellious?
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Rebellious Kids! What does having a rebellious child mean for you? If you have a teenager you will have an idea… surly, grumpy, un-responsive. What is it all about? Why do kids need to go through that stage and why are some worse than others? In essence, what the rebellious kid is doing is developing and desperately... [read more]
Some children unfortunately do not grow up with the stability of family life with regular contact with all their families, some suffer unimaginable sadness having to come to terms with the loss or abandonment of their parents and loved ones. Although orphanages no longer exist in the UK in the way they used to (children now tend... [read more]
Confidence is an emotional state which brings happiness and certainty when we have it and at worst anxiety and sadness when we don’t. Developing confidence within children is a matter of providing them with positive beliefs and references and reinforcing these beliefs in their abilities. Children are very reliant upon the adult world for their development... [read more]
Are schoolchildren under too much pressure? The Duchess of Cambridge shares our views on children's mental health issues.
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Doing well at school is a worry all youngsters have to contend with – but are schoolchildren in Cambridge more stressed than we thought? It could be so, after it emerged children as young as 6 are now being treated for stress by professionals, with the pressure of taking school tests cited as one of the... [read more]
Cranial Osteopathy is a very gentle form of osteopathic treatment. Osteopaths are trained to feel subtle movements present in the body. This is referred to as involuntary motion. The skull which is made up of 26 small interlocking bones changes shape slightly to allow for the involuntary movement occurring in the brain. These movements may be... [read more]
Counselling children and young people, within schools using creative play therapy and how early intervention could improve society
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Introduction Having worked within a number of local authorities in various capacities, I have identified some important issues in counselling within the care system and also the educational establishment. Many children who come into care arrive either as young babies or children or as adolescence around the ages of 12 upwards. Many would have experienced some... [read more]