It’s Children’s Mental Health Week. Children’s Mental Health & Wellbeing is a hugely important subject with many key factors playing a part in helping children have strong mental health and overall positive wellbeing. Children’s Mental Health – What Is It? Mental health is the way the children think or feel about themselves and the world […]
“Many streets in urban Britain are thick with warm flowers and cold blood” Mary Riddell from The Daily Telegraph Research suggests that infants in loveless, violent and abusive homes will have had their emotions hard-wired and damaged by the time they are only 18 months old. George Hosking, a clinical criminologist whose charity, the […]
I’ve taught this story for many years to children when I was a Deputy Head and Class Teacher – now I teach it on my ‘Can Do Kid’ Workshops with children to help them understand the power of their words as its message is profound and lasting. I hope you find it helpful.
Girls as young as nine should be given tips on how to get pregnant in later life, a leading doctor has said.
Girls as young as nine should be given tips on how to get pregnant in later life, a leading doctor has said. I’m discussing this suggestion by Dr.Balen on BBC Radio Surrey & Sussex at 10.10 on Monday 11th July. Join us – what are your thoughts I’d love to hear them. Prof Adam Balen, chairman of […]
I’ve been interviewed on LBC Radio about the idea that more should be done in schools to protect children from drugs by giving children from 10 years old more school lessons about illegal drugs and dangerous new ‘legal highs’, according to a government adviser. Professor Simon Gibbons, a member of the Advisory Council on the […]
I am reading the very wonderful book “Celebrating Families” – which is just bursting with simple,practical ways to enhance family life by my friend Helen Sanderson and Maye Taylor at the moment and I can’t put it down! I keep having to stop and highlight their wonderfully simple yet inspiring ideas and I was in a school today […]
As a former Head of PSHE Department I was interested in this new survey by Mumsnet. When Mumsnet heard that the government was conducting an internal review into Personal, Social, Health and Economics (PSHE) education, they thought it would be useful to conduct a Mumsnet sex education survey to gather your views on the thorny matter of […]