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Helping your Child to Build their Confidence

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Helping your Child to Build their Confidence

Confidence can be an important part of a child’s ability to handle challenges, peer pressure, responsibility and their emotions. It's intrinsically linked to self esteem and..

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Early Years Mental Health: Part Two - The Social Brain!

In part one we looked at how to nurture relationships that will promote emotional development in your educational setting. This time, we're looking at how our brains are primed to..

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Supporting Exam Stress

Exam season is stressful for everyone. Teachers are under pressure to meet targets, parents feel anxious knowing the role exams can play in future success, and for the young..

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Helping Children to Get Through Divorce

When parents decide to divorce, it can be a devastating time for the family. Parents are often dealing with deep distress themselves, whilst having to sort housing, custody and..

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How do I get my child to talk to me?

Why doesn't my child talk to me? So many parents I speak to ask me; “how do I get through to my child?” They’ll say “They seem so reluctant to talk to me about how they’re..

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Support your Child's Development with Joint Attention

You hear a sound in the distance and point as you say "look, a train!", whilst waiting for your child to look and follow your line of focus. When blowing bubbles, you and your..

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How To Help Your Autistic Child Make Friends

Friendships and social interactions are important to children. It gives them a sense of belonging, teaches valuable social skills and enables them to have fun playing with other..

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Early Years Mental Health: Part 1 - Relationships Rule!

This two-part blog is a guide for any early years’ practitioner looking for guidance on how to support young children’s emotional development and mental health. This week, we’ll..

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School Phobia: A Parents' Guide

We can all relate to the feeling of not wanting to go to school.  However, for children with school phobia, their anxiety about school goes far beyond the usual reluctance we’re..

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5 ways to help your child listen

Attention and listening skills are essential for school success. Children who can listen attentively and respond effectively to their teacher's directions tend to have an easier..

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