Back to School Part 2 Going back to go forwards

  In this film, on my #happyinschool YouTube channel, I talk about how we can start to discuss some of the tricky issues with our children, giving them time to make sense of them, before they go into a new setting (school) in the next few weeks. Some children are going up into secondary school … Continue reading Back to School Part 2 Going back to go forwards

Getting ready to go back to school? try a little C.A.L.L.M.

I’ve been busy putting my ideas and experience into a number of articles during lockdown: pieces to help with home-learning, to combat boredom and more recently to help ease parents and teachers back into the school world, even though we don’t really know what that will look like. It’s a nerve-wracking time for teachers, parents … Continue reading Getting ready to go back to school? try a little C.A.L.L.M.

Zoom Zoom around the room

Really looking forward to talking to lots of autism and ADHD parents on Thursday.  I will also be doing a short book reading from S.E.N.D. in the Clowns, which is out in September. Looking for the perfect segment for you. Here’s the flyer with all of the information:     Meeting ID: 944 5140 9637 … Continue reading Zoom Zoom around the room

Strengths-based Superpowers

“Focus on building your strengths rather than working so hard to overcome your perceived weaknesses.”   Susan Duffy Saw this quote on my Twitter feed and it inspired me to write this post: Your strengths are your superpower. Not sure what your strengths are? Ask your mum, your auntie, your cousin, your grandpa what you’re good … Continue reading Strengths-based Superpowers

Tips to build self-esteem in young people (with ADHD)

Give your self-esteem a boost Self-esteem can change in an instant, measure yours and your child’s constantly. Literally, on a scale from 1 – 5, where 1 =rubbish and 5 = on top of the world, how do you feel? If you feel yourself slipping, try out a couple of the relaxation or energizing techniques … Continue reading Tips to build self-esteem in young people (with ADHD)