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‘He’s Not Lazy’ by Dr Adam Price - Book Review

Every now and then a book comes along that stops you in your tracks, with multiple light bulb moments, and a really important message. ‘He’s Not Lazy’ by Adam Price was a book like that for me

Published on Thursday, January 19th, 2023

‘Are our teens going to enough parties?’

For parents who raved through the Nineties, raising the 'most risk averse generation' could be a challenge. Here's what's happening, some reasons for the change and some ideas of what to do next

Published on Thursday, January 12th, 2023

The Transition to ‘Big School’ – what parents can do to help (without ‘hovering’!)

Smoothing the transition to seniors is something we can all help with, although every child will need their own specific approach. Read my top tips below

Published on Monday, August 8th, 2022

School Avoidance and Anxiety Webinar- ‘Don’t focus on the attendance, focus on their needs’

It is vital to explore the trigger and underlying issues with any young person struggling to attend school, because the key to improving the situation will be through dealing with the underlying problem, not forcing them to go to school.

Published on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

A new book to support teen wellbeing and emotional health? Yes please!

What if there was a quick way to boost our teens' wellbeing. Techniques they could learn over time, a bit like a new life skill, and use whenever they needed them. Read on to find out how this might be possible!

Published on Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Perfectionism - an increasing problem for our young people

I have thoroughly enjoyed being back out and about in the last few weeks, giving talks in schools, to pupils, teachers and parents, but I have noticed that time and again my awareness raising about perfectionism leads a lot of people to approach me with their personal worries.

Published on Saturday, February 12th, 2022