The earlier we are supported to accept our difficult feelings, the easier it will be in the longer term to process and release them. However, because it is part of the human condition to want to avoid pain, there is a common tendency for all of us to develop clever behavioural strategies in order to
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,
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
Wherever you come in your family, there are pro’s and con’s to that particular position. Of course, everyone has more empathy for the position of the oldest child if that is where they sit, but actually each placement has it’s own strengths and drawbacks. The Oldest Sibling As an oldest sibling it is very likely