Life

Life lessons from the Classroom

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As a mentor under the South Essex 60 minute mentor project, I  have been assigned  to work in a secondary school in Essex. On 6 November 2018, I spent the day in a secondary school in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex with a group of year 8 male students aged between 12 and 13 years.  The programme involves […]

Parenting

If only I knew how to talk about sex

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What did I just read and what did I just see? Is this for real?  There is a photograph of a couple ( man and woman) on top of each other which is being circulated on social media. It is apparently from a book. The excerpt  underneath the photograph reads: “ this is called, making […]

Parenting

I won’t be needing it yet.

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‘I won’t be needing it yet’ she said! When is the right time for a parent or caregiver to acquire the necessary skill sets to assist in their parenting journey? Once upon a glorious morning in June 2018, I was out leafleting in a local school. I gave one of our community events leaflet(30 June […]

Life

To BE or not To BE?

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This two letter word – BE. Do you know how powerful it is? In the world of parenting, you often hear or read these words. Be Intentional Be Deliberate Be Present Be Loving Be Kind Be Positive Be forgiving And so on… Parents and caregivers are often instructed that adopting the above strategies in their […]

How To

Let’s talk about talking.

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You just cannot win! That is life for you. All fingers are not equal. A parent complains to their family doctor that their two year old child is not talking, responding to instructions or saying words that two year olds should be saying. The doctor arranges a series of tests and referrals to a speech […]

Parenting

Stay positive

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Oh dear! Can I get over it? How can I ensure these obstacles do not affect my Parenting?  Firstly remain POSITIVE! It might be stormy and rainy now but it can’t remain the same forever. You can let the situation break you or use the opportunity to become a better person and make you stronger […]

Life

Love Languages

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In his book ‘The 5 Love Languages’ Dr Gary Chapman shows five ways in which people commonly express and receive love. If we understand our teenagers main love language, we can use it to show love in a way that they really understand -Rob Parsons OBE WORDS Do remind your teenagers regularly that you love […]