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Time to Remember

Nikky

I have previously written about the importance of using personal memories to enable empathetic communications with our children. I’d like to talk more here about how we can help our children develop strong recall skills.



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I'm Late, I'm Late ...

Nikky

I recently read someone saying that they were late all the time, but that they didn’t mind that, because it meant that whoever they were meeting was already there.

It made me re-think my own ideas about lateness.



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Ah-Teeeeehhnnnnn-shun!

Nikky

Yes. This week I’d like to deal with the issue of attention. I’m not sure I understand exactly why it seems to be such a problem for us adults.



How many times have you heard a grown-up explain away, or dismiss, a child’s behaviour on the grounds that they are, “just doing it for attention” and have you ever stopped to think about what underpins that dismissal?

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Down With The Kids

Nikky

If you live or work with small children, how often do you actually get down and view the world from their perspective?

It can be, quite literally, an eye opener.
It’s not just the psychological effect of endlessly looking upwards at your designated figures of authority, it’s also the horrible damage to the cervical spine that makes this an undesirable state of affairs.




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Big World on Tiny Shoulders

Nikky

We can all be guilty of losing sight of just how intensely our children take on board the troubles of the world.

I have been truly moved by how upset some of the children I have spoken to are regarding the plight facing Syrian refugee children. It’s so easy to forget how deeply our children absorb and react to world events.



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