The Proposed Schools Bill – Punishing parents for the inability of schools to facilitate a suitable education for all children

By Joanna Merrett BA (hons), EYPS, MA, [PhD student and researcher at University of Exeter, Centre for Social Mobility], Joanna […]

What to say about Ukraine to our children – Six Steps to support our child or teen (and ourselves) in those challenging times

Many of our children will experience anxiety and fear around the situation in Ukraine, which is often exacerbated by the […]

“Oh Sweety, …..” (a simple tool for when our children are overwhelmed)

Sadly also our children will encounter challenging times. When our children are overwhelmed and in the cycle of emotional and […]

Parent Session: Supporting Our Child to Get in Charge of Their Emotional Reactions

– Parent session with Simone de Hoogh organised by Potential Plus – vPlus Festival Highly able neurodivergent children, (including twice […]

Preparing for Christmas

I remember each year when our daughter was young, the carefully crafted balance in our family always started to go […]

Home is where the heart is

– and where family members’ needs determine the use of space Pretty spaces versus OE accommodated living  This evening I’ve […]

When something is ‘not right’ – Compassion is key

Or The Value of flag-ups Everyone has an unconscious physical or psychological alarm system telling them that something is not […]

Words are just Words (strategy)

Words are just words is one of the strategies used in the Multilevel Emotion Regulation Theory (MERT)  developed by Simone de […]

I was scared of my son

I was hostage to my fear of sparking a violent emotional outburst. It’s natural to want our children to be […]