Hands up those of us that have a secret or not so secret control freak aspect to their personality?! The reality is that this is a very common human characteristic; one that pops out for many of us during times of stress and strain and one that, left unchecked, can cause difficulties in family and
The Troubled Families Programme is a government initiative that aims to help families facing a number of complex problems. David Cameron introduced the Programme in 2010 with the goal of transforming the lives of ‘troubled families’. Following the London riots of 2011 a larger emphasis was placed on the scheme with £448million being shared between
It is such a delight to watch our babies turn into inquisitive toddlers, wanting to touch everything and thoroughly explore their environment. We get a sense they’re becoming little people with their own characters and personalities and it’s natural as parents or carers to want to do everything we can to help them develop fully.
Children start receiving messages about not being good enough from a very early age. Most of the advertising on television gives messages either overtly or subliminally that you are not fully acceptable unless you have this gadget, that image or those designer clothes. At a certain age, which seems to be getting younger and younger,
Over the last few decades, there has been an outpouring of material to help people recognise their emotions and learn to express them more clearly. The phrase ‘emotional intelligence’ is now becoming a fairly mainstream phrase, which has a certain amount of value attached to it. Not only on an individual level, also in places
Many young children will go through a period when they are fearful of going to sleep. This is a perfectly normal stage; it can be triggered by any number of things. For some children it is the dawning realisation that night time represents a separation from Mum and Dad, a developing and vivid imagination, or