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Children thrive on challenge and freedom to explore

During this half term happy families visit the seaside town where I live. Children explore the beach and run and skip along the prom. At the skate park older children show off their moves, while younger ones watch and dream … Continue reading

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Emotion Coaching: helping children to understand and manage powerful feelings

Children’s behaviour is often problematic because they are trying to solve a problem of their own. Learning to understand your emotions and identify your needs takes time and often a child’s solution is both impulsive and centered on their own … Continue reading

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Let Child Development and Not Child Care Guide What We Offer Young Children

Childhood is amazing, so much miraculous growth and development over the first few years of a child’s life. It’s so important that we give children what they need for a happy, healthy childhood. Children enter the world as helpless babies … Continue reading

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Happy holiday checklist

Let’s be positive, although it hasn’t been the greatest start to the Easter break weather-wise there is still something special about having a 2 week break. This is a time away from formal learning to let children relax and try … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop the Race through Childhood: We Can’t Live their Lives for them.

“Too many parents try to live their child’s life for them” was a recent quote from Eton’s Head teacher Tony Little, this comment really resonated with me for many children not privileged to attend this well-known school. I suspect what … Continue reading

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Creating a happy, secure and empowering childhood: 5 wishes for 2015

The turn of the year is traditionally a time for reflection and for considering self-improvement. Instead I have been thinking about what would make the biggest difference for children in our care. I wish you all a happy and fulfilling … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Stress Spoil your family’s Christmas.

Christmas is a magical time of year but it can also be rather stressful. Modern life is fast and highly stimulating, we are bombarded by information and are tempted by endless opportunities which create increasingly high expectations of what we … Continue reading

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Have a Magical Christmas without Guilt.

Christmas Myths and Magic Do you believe in Father Christmas? Will he be coming down your chimney while his reindeer hover overhead? Is his sleigh full of toys going to the next house which has good boys and girls tucked … Continue reading

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C is for Confidence, Competence, Choice and Control

Today I’m waiting to hear from the lawyers about my house move. It’s nerve wracking because I have no control now that I have done everything that I can to help things along. I’m an optimist but maybe an impatient … Continue reading

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Do you really want your child to be a genius?

Why oh why does a programme like Child Genius get an audience? It is wrong on so many levels, elitism, a fascination with the eccentric and a guilty pleasure in finding fault with the parents whose greatest wish is that … Continue reading

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