November 2019

Don’t reinforce the child’s fears

Don’t reinforce the child’s fears. What you don’t want to do is be saying, with your tone of voice or body language: “Maybe this is something that you should be afraid of.” Let’s say a [...]

Unofficial family rules

Most families have unofficial family rules about what behaviour is acceptable and what isn’t when it comes to anger. Some families don’t mind doors being slammed and voices being raised while other families have less [...]

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NLP4Kids – Articles & Videos

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In addition to becoming more resilient so that you can see those comments and let them slide, there is another serious thing for you to consider. And that is simply blocking the people who made the co [...]

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An increasing issue that I am helping young people manage when they come to see me in my Hertfordshire NLP4Kids therapy space is how to manage negativity on social media. Now, I’m not going to say tha [...]

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Parents And Professionals: What CAN You Do? Children And Young People: When You Want To Quit As parents and professionals, you’re hard wired to notice what’s not yet learned or where your young person [...]

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3) If you are someone, like me, who is highly visual, then you will be good at making up scenes in your mind. It may be that you have a super overactive imagination. A wonderful imagination can be a b [...]

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I wanted to share with you three simple things that can help you to combat anxiety. Now, I know that anxiety is an issue that causes problems for many people, not just young people but adults too. Wha [...]

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Inevitably the summer time brings about change. Whether it’s school transition, a new teacher, a new class or a change in your family life, the summer will usually offer up as much change as it offers [...]

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The term ‘slow learner’ is a misrepresentation (and poor terminology) of what is often going on inside the mind of a child or teenager who isn’t keeping up either academically or developmentally with [...]

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Through my work at my Hertfordshire Therapy Clinic I’ve noticed a regularly occurring issue amongst teenagers: being able to take responsibility for their emotions. What I’ve noticed with a lot of the [...]

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What makes someone reliable, trustworthy, someone you can depend on? Maybe it has something to do with believing their word and knowing that they will stick to their commitments. Sometimes we can be p [...]

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The summer holidays are fast approaching and alongside the slightly more relaxed vibe this can offer, there is also a great opportunity to make a plan… a plan to have fun! Just like other things in a [...]

BBC NEWS | Education

New primary school league table data for England has been published by the Department for Education. [...]

His parents removed him after the university said he wouldn't graduate before turning 10. [...]

An investigation has been launched into an alleged six-figure fraud at the Scottish Qualifications A [...]

In 2017-18, the average school in London raised £43,000 from donations. In Yorkshire, it was about £ [...]

Claims about EU state aid rules causing problems for school bus provision fact-checked. [...]

The BBC Question Time debate also saw fiery exchanges on climate change, electoral reform and trust. [...]

Significant inequalities remain in the areas of family affluence, gender and race, Sport England say [...]

Rachael Campey's daughter Lily-Rose watches her mum collect a degree at a ceremony in Leeds. [...]

The student's former girlfriend says she is scared because she was not expecting him to come ba [...]

Millions of kids are watching toy unboxing videos in the run-up to Christmas. Should parents be conc [...]