Is Henry Horrid?

Is Henry Horrid?

I’m sure we’ve all come across the cartoon Horrid Henry at some point. I find this cartoon interesting and heartbreaking. It is a real example of how as adults we can label our children and cause them to behave in ways that are undesirable, and actually it...
The Stress of Year 6 SATs

The Stress of Year 6 SATs

I remember the stress of the year 6 SATs so well. All four of our children found the pressure excruciating despite the school being adamant there was no pressure. YEAH RIGHT! Three of our four children have additional needs and so, of course, this made things a little...
Perfectionism

Perfectionism

Perfectionism – what is it? * Tendency to become highly anxious, angry or upset about making mistakes * Chronic procrastination and difficulty completing tasks * Easily frustrated and gives up easily * Chronic fear of embarrassment or humiliation * Overly...
Anxiety or Aggression?

Anxiety or Aggression?

Children can display anxiety in various ways. Some children will become emotional, cry and may refuse to engage.  Some children will run away, possibly into danger, and others may lash out physically or verbally. These reactions are collectively called Fight, Flight...