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We all need more encouragement… particularly after a tough week

Some weeks are just harder than others and this one hasn’t been great… at the moment I am living through GCSE stress as well as actively supporting a daughter who is doing her NQT year as a Y3 teacher, however … Continue reading

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Keys to managing your pre-teen/teenager’s behaviour

  I thoroughly enjoyed the last session I did at Heathfield Community School, Taunton, when we looked at how to communicate with teenagers so teenagers will listen! We had a very helpful discussion and concluded that the next session should … Continue reading

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Why does my teenager never listen to me?!

“Learn to listen to hear rather than listen to reply” Now, therein lies my problem, I am basically quite an impatient person and often interrupt conversations because I’m bored or want the person to get the point or, reluctantly admit, … Continue reading

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Ideas for supporting your child as they move to Heathfield Community School

If had known then what I know now, the transition to Heathfield for my eldest daughter might have caused fewer anxious thoughts over the summer before she started. My children have enjoyed Heathfield  ( it was a real surprise to … Continue reading

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Surviving revision, exams and the stressed teenager!

At this time of year, I get out and polish those necessary skills we parents need at exam time i.e. the ability to walk on eggshells. I have every sympathy with parents whose teenagers are preparing for any type of … Continue reading

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Building our teenagers’ self-esteem (session 2) on Monday 27 April, 6:30 – 7:45PM, Heathfield Community School

In this session, I will be focusing on helping our teenagers to learn to fail well – if we are going to have resilient teenagers, they need to learn how to cope well with failure. We all have a perception … Continue reading

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My love bombing day with my daughter…

Love bombing as I discovered was easier to recommend to parents than necessarily doing myself!  At the last Managing Behaviour 2 session at Heathfield School I recommended “love bombing” as a way of building a more positive relationship with your … Continue reading

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The NAGGING index!

Consistency, consistency, consistency is one of the keys to successfully parenting pre-teen/teenager’s so why is it so hard… In an ideal world, where pressures and stress don’t exist and, as parents, we have an unlimited supply of energy and determination, … Continue reading

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Understanding why teenagers behave the way they do!

There is a session for Year 7 parents at Heathfield Community School on Monday 20 October, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. I am going to do a quick talk on “Why teenagers behave the way they do!” followed by an open question and … Continue reading

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A personal letter to all mums from a mum!

Dear mums, Last Saturday I began listing all the pressures on mums today, by the time I got to 50 (from money worries, pressures on time, coping with school to worrying about our children not to mention “Facebook and the smug … Continue reading

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