May 20, 2020

It’s mental health awareness week and this year’s theme is kindness, which I don’t think there could be a better theme with what we are all going through at this time.  This is a hard time for everyone, each and every one of us living a different experience through loc...

July 2, 2019

It’s now the last month of the school year and although September may seem a long way off, now is an important time to ensure the beginning of the next school year starts well.  Managing your child’s transition successfully, whether it is the first year of going to sch...

June 5, 2019

Nearly everything that children take part in consist of groups.  Classes at school are often groups of nearly 30 children, with only one teacher to keep an eye that the dynamics of the group are working.  Getting our children involved in extra-curricular activities usu...

April 23, 2019

Our children are so precious to us, and I think we would all do anything we could to stop any harm coming to them.  Seeing our children cry or being upset is one of the hardest things we see.  Our heart strings are pulled and we want to ease their pain.  It becomes dou...

February 26, 2019

For our children to have good mental health, it is important that they have positive role models and experiences in their lives.  This doesn’t mean everything has to be perfect – being ‘good enough’ is enough.  It does mean that in an ideal situation a child would have...

January 29, 2019

It’s another drizzly day and I’m sat here pondering what to write for my blog this month.  I often return to wanting to remind parents to listen to their children and to spend time with them, two of the most understated elements any parent can do with a child, but, I c...

November 27, 2018

The month of December is almost upon us, and already we have been seeing Christmas adverts since 1st November.  With many family birthdays in November, I try not to be pulled in to all the hype until this month is out, but I have to admit the lure of Black Friday deals...

October 29, 2018

This first half term back at school has flown by! I can’t believe we are now approaching the end of October, with many different festivals on the cusp of being celebrated.  Over the next few months some people will be celebrating Bonfire Night, Diwali, Hanukkah and Chr...

September 25, 2018

Last night I watched the Panorama investigation into the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, (CAMHS), that we have in our country, which is designed to address the mental health needs of our children and young adults when problems do arrive.  It saddened me to...

August 31, 2018

With school just around the corner, many parents at this time of year are starting to breathe a small sigh of relief.  As much as we love our children, the summer reminds us of how much hard work they actually are!!

However, going back to school is not always easy for s...

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