Who Has Control Of Your Time?

Do you have control of your time… if not who has? Rebecca was a strong minded individual, definite about what she wanted. She was never one to hold back on her point of view. She was a caring person who listened and spoke in equal measure and was respected for being calm and assured. Such […]

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The Elephant In The Broom Cupboard!

THE ELEPHANT IN THE BROOM CUPBOARD! These are things you should face up to, but don’t – like handling ‘Put-Downs’ from others. Put-downs come at you ‘out of the blue’ with no warning. Have you ever had a put-down, which you haven’t been able to answer there and then? Moments later the perfect answer comes […]

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More On Teaching Children To Achieve PEACE Not WAR

After an amazing response to our last blog on this subject here’s more on the skills you can teach children to achieve PEACE not WAR. Win:Win is where both people achieve enough of what they want. They may not get what they originally wanted but they’re sufficiently satisfied at the end. History tells us that […]

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Should Little Girls Be Taught To Be Assertive?

Has the time come to teach little girls to be assertive? If so what stops us? Isn’t there enough evidence to support the argument that not only  should we take them to ballet lessons but self defence classes too? It’s not about ‘either/or’ it’s about ‘and’. We can allow them to follow the feminine norms […]

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4 TIPS TO RESOLVE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS WITH TEACHING STAFF

Have you ever had to face a difficult conversation with a Teacher or Head Teacher, perhaps you don’t think the the school or certain members of staff have given the best help or guidance your child has needed? Old memories can come flooding back to a time when we ourselves were on the wrong end […]

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How to be assertive when living with domestic violence

Today we consider how to be assertive when living with domestic violence.  One in four women will suffer domestic violence in their lives. Ever thought about why we allow it to continue? Well for a start you don’t get taught about it at school so it can come as a complete surprise, straight out of […]

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Ass & Education

What would you rather be made of? Sugar and spice And all things nice? or Slugs and snails And puppy-dogs’ tails? ‘Definitely the latter’ says Suzanne Potts co- author of Assertiveness – ‘How to be strong in every situation’ Suzanne goes on to say why it’s important to teach Assertiveness in primary & secondary schools […]

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