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Supporting your child to thrive is not a sprint. This is a journey, it really never ends. Keep on putting one foot in front of the other. We have an unprecedented number of parents at the moment...
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The Coke Bottle Effect

My son is away for respite. He will not be himself. He will mask. Those caring for him will think they understand but as he will be masking, they won't truly know what he needs and he will not...
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Setting Boundaries

Hard week this week for so many. It’s so easy to say and so much more difficult in reality, but when your child is full of negativity and life feels like you are trudging uphill through...
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Growth

Every day that someone pushes you to learn more, be better, stand stronger, ask those difficult questions, you are forced to grow..   It is not right that this happens, it's not OK that this...
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Aggression 2.0

Fear and anxiety looks like aggression in many cases. So if we feel unsafe, often we will move to fight or flight. It is so hard to meet an aggressive child with love and nurture, especially if...
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Aggression

“The brain region most involved in feeling afraid and anxious is also most involved in generating aggression.” - Robert Sapolsky It's really hard in the moment to comfort a child who...
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What does it look like to win?

So, I have had lots of thinking time recently (haven’t we all!!!). This is going to be a long post about my life and what winning looked like for me. . My journey starts with some sad...
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About toilet paper...

Here goes. Let’s talk about toilet paper.   So today someone laughed at me. I told them I was concerned about self isolation due to Corona Virus. They said “don’t be...
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Exam Accomodations

Ignore the fact that the quote is attributed to Albert Einstein, but wasn't his.   As my son approaches yr6 SATs, which will also decide his sets for secondary, I couldn’t feel more...
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Loneliness

I am not saying this to get attention but more to say you are not alone. It’s funny how you can have loads of people physically around you, your kids and partner but feel alone. My day to...
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