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Looking ahead to 2021 – from Melissa Hood

The start of 2021 has been very challenging with high numbers of CV19, a total lockdown and a return to home schooling. You’ve been overseeing lessons, whilst trying to carve out some time and space to do your own work. It’s been sooo relentless and tiring.

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Ann’s story – the power of connection

I’m always in awe of people that have birth plans that they actually stick to! While I’m quite organised, I never quite got to the point of making one because my child has always been one step ahead, and her birth was no different.

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Jenny’s story – the impact of negative labels

As a child I found my emotions difficult to manage. I had a lot of them, and they all seemed quite intense! They often led me to behave in ways that my parents, friends and teachers found inconvenient.

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Juliet’s story – moving from controlling to supporting

I had a very clear idea of the sort of parent I would be - calm, capable, organised, upbeat, ready to cope with anything, and always available to my children. As a result, I knew that my daughters would be charming, well-behaved, kind, helpful and the best of friends.

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Victoria’s story – adapting positive parenting skills to the needs of the child

With a background in psychology, specialising in early years child development, and years of experience working as a primary school teacher, I expected myself to be a really great parent…. But I struggled.

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