As Christmas day approaches, I think it is important for adults to be reminded about consent. This is about trusting our children to decide how and with whom they will share their affection. Affection should never be forced from a child as they will learn that they cannot speak up about what happens to them when an adult approaches them.
I particularly love the final line of this article “If an adult gets offended because a child doesn’t kiss them or want to be near them, then really it’s up to the adult to address these feelings of abandonment, not the child to make it better.”
As an avid supporter of genuine inclusion, I am so delighted that people like Rob Burrow, Alex Brooker and Liz Carr are appearing on Cbeebies bedtime stories. It is so important for our children so learn about true inclusion, from the earliest ages. I am proud to try to learn more about each individual child, as I get to know them and their families. I have so much faith in the next generation for being better than the one that came before it, to understand difference.
Christmas plays are upon us! Children are under a lot of pressure at this time of year- to dress up, to learn words, to attend parties, to have a different routine, to meet up with unfamiliar relatives and to be good. Not all our children are excited! For some children, this time of year can make them very anxious.
Worried about your child’s anxiety? Struggling to access support? Call me for a chat on 07746756871 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have loads of suggestions and things you can try to help your child cope.
Have a look at this excellent article by Young Minds:
The number of 5 and 6 year olds requiring speech and language therapy has increased by 10% since the pandemic lockdowns. Is your child waiting? Early intervention is key to improving life outcomes. Please don’t wait and lose precious time!
Call me for a chat on 07746756871 or email me at email@example.com.
1) Call me for a chat on 07746756871 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Arrange a telephone consultation with them, to discuss your child’s sleep.
4) Hopefully, you will be on the way to a more restful night!
Children are waiting such a long time for mental health support. Need support NOW? Have a look at this!
I particularly like the ‘Shout’ function.
Maybe I can help support your child, whilst you wait for them to be seen? Call 07746756871 or email me at email@example.com
Have a look at this brilliant app, for ideas for things to do with your child, over the holiday. It’s aimed at the under fives, but applies to children of all ages. The app can tell you what’s going on in your location.
In the meantime, please contact me if you have any concerns about your child’s behaviour or development- we all need a bit of help sometimes.
Call 07746756871 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For many children, holding themselves together at school leads to meltdowns at home time. Is this your child?
Please DM me if you are worried about your child’s behaviour or emotions. In the meantime, have a look at this brilliant article from BBC Bitesize.