Category Archives: Behaviour

Post 16 – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Based on recent observations contemporary students appear to be more inadequately prepared for life outside the classroom than ever before.  Having been enticed through the education system with a plethora of sweeteners incentivizing their participation in the learning experience there … Continue reading

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Grit, Spit and A Whole Lot Of Duct Tape!

It seems to me that the Madagascar Penguins were onto something when they said this as the plane disintegrated about them but the bigger question is where is our grit, spit and duct tape in life and why on earth … Continue reading

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Children and Loyalty

Why is loyalty important for children and is it an outdated maxim or something that we should be embracing in our parenting strategies nowadays? Loyalty is more than a duty, it is wrapped up in consistency which imparts stability and … Continue reading

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Say No To Shame and Humiliation

Recently it came to my attention that a teacher in a local school was using a white board to name and shame students.  She called it her numpty board; numpty according to dictionary.com meaning “stupid person”.  Across the internet also, we sometimes … Continue reading

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Emotional Availability: What is it and Why is it important?

Are you available for your children? Most of us would probably say yes, but are we really available for them in our busy everyday lives where stress abounds, deadlines press and the clock seems to tick away faster than ever … Continue reading

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Kindness Begets Kindness

There is an old English proverb that says “Kindness begets kindness” and it is no truer than when applied to parenting.  Children brought up with kindness will exhibit the same in their own lives, be more empathetic and compassionate but … Continue reading

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Coping With The Struggles In A Tough World

Children today are under more pressure than ever before begging the question how long will it be before the balloon pops? In today’s society image and expectation are amongst the two biggest curses placed on children as they fight to … Continue reading

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