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School refusal – what’s behind it?

The number of school refusals is mounting. The question is: what is driving school refusal? This is a complex issue. It can include demotivation, lack of energy, and avoidance behaviours. For example, finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Other signs may...

Gaining confidence – there is no magic pill!

Building confidence requires effort. Learning anything takes time. There are no shortcuts or magic pills. Gaining confidence is no exception. We all need to do the work. For example, none of us suddenly learned how to read, write, or count. We developed our knowledge...

What motivates your teen?

How to motivate teenagers. What motivates you might switch your teen off.  Therefore, trying to get them to do something that they have no interest in, could lead to resistance.  This resistance often looks like boredom, low energy, and avoidance. They may still do it...

How-to change destructive beliefs in 3 steps

How beliefs influence our behaviour and life prospects. Our own thoughts, emotions, and experiences grow into deeply held beliefs over time. We can develop negative or positive beliefs about ourselves, others, or aspects of the world around us. Here is a simple...

Mounting mental health problem

Pandemic accelerates mounting mental health problem. There are a lot of talks but not enough action regarding tackling the alarming increase in the number of children presenting with SEMH needs. The ground is moving under our feet. Worse still, we do not yet...

Managing your emotional wellbeing

The importance of managing your emotional wellbeing. It’s so hard to stay strong when everything is crumbling around you. In other words, managing your emotional wellbeing and happiness is tricky, especially during tough times. Sometimes your emotional tank is empty...

SEMH resources

Preventive SEMH resources for teachers & parents. Workloads for school SEN teachers are snowballing as more and more parents become concerned about their children's wellbeing. With almost half of all adult cases of mental illness starting by the age of 14,...

Pupil wellbeing resources.

Pupil wellbeing resources are in demand. Educational leaders are searching for pupil wellbeing resources because they have noticed that the pandemic has caused pupils to lose out emotionally as well as academically. An example is Barking Abbey School...

SEMH and Emotional Intelligence

SEMH and emotional intelligence. I’ve been thinking about SEMH and emotional intelligence and asking myself some questions. Is there a direct link between SEMH and emotional intelligence? How easily can emotional intelligence be taught and how could children benefit?...

Covid divide

Covid divide - gaining momentum Have you noticed the rapidly developing Covid divide? Pro jab versus no jab. Peoples’ beliefs are becoming entrenched, friendships are being tested, and segregation is growing. I’m not advocating for or against the jab. I am simply...

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