How is your family coping through the lockdown? Parents and kids are having to adapt to this weird situation where pretty much everything we like to do has been stopped. Well, you might not include school in that, but be honest, it sucks not seeing your friends and it’s probably [...]
The outgoing Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced more funding for mental health services: “…a comprehensive package of measures to transform mental health support in our schools, workplaces and communities.” Of course, this is long overdue, as many families will say, as they have struggled with their children’s anxiety [...]
The end of sixth form means a lovely long Summer before you move into work, or the next step of your education or training. To an adult stuck with two weeks Summer holiday that prospect might seem fantastic; to hang out with friends, travel, and not do anything remotely [...]
Anxiety about our political situation has increased according to reports. And its not surprising given the uncertainty about such a major change such as leaving the EU, and the mess that the politicians have made of it. None of us know how it will impact on our future, many [...]
Making big changes with courage Summer term at school means the big push for exams, then (fingers crossed) a more fun-filled, last few weeks of term. It is also a time of saying goodbyes. Friends move away, you move on to new teachers, and, in some years, there’s the [...]
Summer term might bring us closer to the Summer holidays, but they also mean exams for most kids. Tests, mocks, practicals, GCSEs and A levels. It’s not the way most of us would choose to spend the warmer days, and for some students this time is one of heightened [...]
One of the most difficult aspects of parenting is knowing what to tell your children about the realities of life. And that is magnified in the era of terror attacks, which seem inexplicable and increasingly common. I remember waking up in 2017 to the news of the Paris attacks [...]
How can you help your child worry less? It is distressing to see a child who is anxious. No matter how much you try to reassure them and tell them not to worry, anxiety can affect all aspects of their life and be disruptive to family life as well. [...]
Is resilience just a buzzword? New ideas and concepts can easily get taken up by groups and the media and quickly become buzzwords, without our knowing quite what they are. Resilience is one such concept, and many schools are teaching it to students and using it as a backdrop [...]
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