Review of ‘Why Can’t My Child Behave’, by Dr Amber Elliott

At the dog end of last term I was struggling to write a letter to my daughter’s school explaining just how badly their ‘minus points’ behaviour system had played out in our family, when Dr Amber Elliot’s new book ‘Why Can’t My Child Behave?’ fell through the letter box.  At first I thought ‘great, a …

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Government Announces Adoption Support Funding

This week the Department for Education announced a £19.3 million fund for therapeutic services for adopted children and their families.  The news jostled with bigger stories and didn’t exactly grab the attention of the nation, but it’s something I’ve been waiting for a long time. I occasionally blog for the online Social Work publication Community …

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Falling Over Laughing

Blogs can be great shop windows displaying all our best work; a fabulous piece of art, a successful bake, an example of marvellous parenting in the face of extreme challenge.  And try as I might to share my mistakes as well as my triumphs, mine is probably no different. You don’t get to see the …

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I Meet Dan Hughes

Several months ago I was tweeting about a book I was reading and finding particularly useful:  Attachment-Focused Parenting by the American Child Psychologist Dan Hughes.  Every community of people bound by an experience has its heroes and Dan Hughes is a hero to many of those living and working with the child survivors of neglect and …

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