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Why does my teenager never listen to me?!

“Learn to listen to hear rather than listen to reply” Now, therein lies my problem, I am basically quite an impatient person and often interrupt conversations because I’m bored or want the person to get the point or, reluctantly admit, … Continue reading

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Ideas for supporting your child as they move to Heathfield Community School

If had known then what I know now, the transition to Heathfield for my eldest daughter might have caused fewer anxious thoughts over the summer before she started. My children have enjoyed Heathfield  ( it was a real surprise to … Continue reading

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Surviving revision, exams and the stressed teenager!

At this time of year, I get out and polish those necessary skills we parents need at exam time i.e. the ability to walk on eggshells. I have every sympathy with parents whose teenagers are preparing for any type of … Continue reading

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Building our teenagers’ self-esteem (session 2) on Monday 27 April, 6:30 – 7:45PM, Heathfield Community School

In this session, I will be focusing on helping our teenagers to learn to fail well – if we are going to have resilient teenagers, they need to learn how to cope well with failure. We all have a perception … Continue reading

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My love bombing day with my daughter…

Love bombing as I discovered was easier to recommend to parents than necessarily doing myself!  At the last Managing Behaviour 2 session at Heathfield School I recommended “love bombing” as a way of building a more positive relationship with your … Continue reading

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