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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 cautious and...

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...

Parental burn out

Parental burn out

  You did it! Congratulations you survived Christmas, and are now ready to face 2019. January can be a tough month, you may still feel exhausted after all the present buying, wrapping, cooking, family visiting, not to mention helping your child to stay calm and...

Tips for a calm Christmas

Tips for a calm Christmas

Have a timetable displayed so children can see what will be happening, what day is visiting family, what day are family or friends coming to the house, what day is the Christmas fair, when do the decorations go up and come down, when is back to school. The more...

Benefits of a Sensory Room

Benefits of a Sensory Room

Sensory Room A Sensory Room is a specially designed room that combines a range of stimuli to help individuals develop and engage their senses. You may find the following in a Sensory Room: Lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play objects, aromas This safe...

School Refusal

School Refusal

SO TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL AND PREDICTABLY OUR YOUNGEST SON WAS REFUSING TO ENTERTAIN THE IDEA. WE HAD PREPARED HIM FOR GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, SPOKEN ABOUT IT, HAD THE UNIFORM ALL READY AND IN SIGHT. We had even decided upon a fun activity that would...

Back to school

Back to school

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER THE LONG SUMMER HOLIDAYS IS SOMETHING THAT AT A LOT OF PARENTS LOOK FORWARD TO. HOWEVER FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE VERY ANXIOUS OR ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM THIS IS A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD. Your child craves routine and structure yet they...

Take time to reflect and celebrate

Take time to reflect and celebrate

WE ARE ALWAYS TOLD THAT BEST PRACTICE INVOLVES BEING REFLECTIVE. REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IS VITAL TO HELP US MAKE IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR LIVES. What went well, what did not work so well and how can we improve for next time.How can you know how much you have achieved as a...

Siblings get baby blues too!

Siblings get baby blues too!

SO YOU HAVE BROKEN THE NEWS THAT THERE IS TO BE A NEW BABY IN THE HOUSE EVERYONE IS EXCITED. THEN A MONTH OR TWO LATER WHEN BABY BUMP CAN BE SEEN YOUR CURRENT CHILD BECOMES A LITTLE CONCERNED. They may voice their concerns or they may start to misbehave or act younger...

The delayed effect

The delayed effect

YOUR CHILD IS WELL BEHAVED AT SCHOOL, POLITE AND FOLLOWS INSTRUCTION. EVERY TEACHER SAYS WHAT A PLEASURE THEY ARE TO HAVE IN THE CLASSROOM. BUT AS SOON AS THE SCHOOL DAY ENDS AND THEY SET FOOT OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL BAM, THE HORNS COME OUT AND THEY EXPLODE. Take heart you...

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