The SEN Expert – Services

Service List Support for Young People Mentoring Are you struggling with school? Finding social situations difficult to navigate? Need help finding what support you are entitled to as a young person with special educational needs? Mentoring with The SEN Expert offers you a bespoke mentoring support programme. Following an initial planning meeting we will design a mentoring […]

Honour the 4th Trimester with Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Healing for a Sacred 4th Trimester Ayurveda Mama Postpartum “Back in the day”, a birther would be surrounded by other women from her village, who’d know exactly what she needed: softness, nourishing meals, quality time with baby and loving care to help her heal. The main purpose for these women to surround the birther […]

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Becky Taylor – Baby Loss Story

I should probably start by telling you I never wanted children. I was going to be the cool aunt, never the Mum. That was before I met Joe. He was a game changer for me – one my mother, sister, cousins will always be thankful for. When you meet the love of your life (In […]

World Service Interview: The economics of older mums

The full BBC World Service: Business Daily broadcast “The economics of older mums.” During a BBC World Service interview with Zoe Kleinman on 12 October 2021, Louisa Ghevaert was pleased to join the debate about why many women are delaying motherhood, how technology is helping, what the law says about all things fertility and the […]

5 Super Fun Halloween Activities for Kids

Are you ready for a spooktacular Halloween? Halloween is all about making memories from trick-or-treating around your neighbourhood with friends and family, to getting all dressed up, to picking out and carving the perfect pumpkin! To help you make the most of your Halloween this year I have put together 5 bat-tactic Halloween games, activities […]

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Play is learning

There are four formally identified types of play: Exploritary Play (Hutt) is a precursor to problem solving skills; Practice Play(Piaget) highlights that constant repetition of actions help in mastering them; Sociodramatic Play (Garvey; Similanskey) is where social interactions have at their core the creation and sharing of rules in imaginatively created situations; Symbolic Play(Piaget; Vygotsky; Bruner et […]

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What is learning – a basic introduction

Learning can be defined as the process leading to “relatively permanent change in behaviour that results from practice.” (Atkinson et al, 2000) In other words, as we learn, we alter the way we perceive our environment and therefore, the way we interact, or behave. When we learn, we organise, shape and strengthen our brains. From […]

How do you feel the first half of term went?

Do you have a little one who started school this September? How do you feel the first half of term went? Are you or your little one feeling overwhelmed with things at school? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then we very much hope that by reading on in this blog, you […]

Teens – Awareness of The Internal Critic

We want to help our teens recognise their unhelpful thinking styles and how these have influenced patterns of behaviour. Psychology Tools lists the following styles: 🔻All or Nothing Thinking – ‘if I’m not perfect, I’ve failed’ or ‘either I do it right or not at all’ 🔻 Mental Filter – only noticing failures but not […]

Between – Behaviour Rewards

Reward star charts are a good strategy for short term behaviours/ action/ work that you want to see your between change. They offer a reward when your between has consistently been doing the desired behaviours (and you can have mini rewards along the way to maintain interest). 💭 Discuss the WHY! Why is it important […]

Toddlers – Tidy Up Time

So you’ve tucked your little one into bed, you’re ready to FINALLY relax only to look around and realise there are still toys everywhere! 😱🤯 Sound familiar? Involving your children in the tidy-up process is not only beneficial for you but it is actually building resilience, patience and self-esteem – skills they’ll need for the […]

Teens – Consent

Consent is a term which every young person needs to understand, know and be comfortable using.👌 Teaching the topic of consent will be or is already in your teen’s new ‘Relationship, Sex and Health Education’ UK based curriculum at school, so following up or starting those conversations at home is super important! To continue viewing… […]

Between – Consent

Consent for ‘between’ is going to be evolving and adapting as they grow older. It will take on different roles from you being their confidante to them not wanting you to know their thoughts and innermost feelings ⚖️ Teaching consent at the between age is key to developing strong, open and honest relationships. Here are […]

Toddler – Consent

With everything going on globally we thought we would discuss what consent for a toddler might look like… At this age, toddlers are very explorative and inquisitive and, whilst we want to encourage this, we can teach and introduce boundaries in the following ways: To continue viewing… Get FREE, unlimited access to all content You […]