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Art Makes Children Powerful………….

A visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park this morning as it was a lovely day and ideal for taking photographs. As I walked down into the park I saw the four large hoardings with such a powerful message. Give children … Continue reading

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Thomas the Tank Engine weekend………..

There are some things in life that every child should be introduced to at the very earliest age, and one of those is to travel on a steam train. Add value by making the train “Thomas the Tank Engine” and … Continue reading

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Parents who exert too much psychological control over their children leave them unhappy and dependent later in life.

A study of thousands of Britons from their teens to their sixties found that adults whose parents intruded on their privacy in childhood or encouraged dependence were unhappier and had lower mental well-being. The life-long negative impact was similar to … Continue reading

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Camila Batmanghelidjh……………and the “gravy train”

There is a growing furore and incredulity at the behaviour of Camila Batmanghelidjh over the closure of Kids Company, which she presided over as Chief Executive until being asked to “step down” recently. She has conducted interviews with virtually every … Continue reading

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Risk averse parents……….apparently not in Lisbon, Portugal

You knew it, didn’t you? Over the last 20 years, adults (both teachers and parents) have been on a track to eliminate failure and risk from our children’s lives. We are afraid our kids are too fragile, and may diminish … Continue reading

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Disgraceful British teenagers steal artefacts from Auschwitz

Two British teenagers have spent the night in a Polish jail after being arrested at the former Auschwitz death camp on suspicion of stealing artefacts that belonged to former prisoners. The boys, both 17, attend the £15,000-a-year independent Perse school … Continue reading

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Psychologists of the world unite………….”so how do you feel about that?”

This is for my close friend and colleague who has come through a difficult year – sorry, but I couldn’t resist……………………..

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Advice for “Pushy Parents”

There have been a number of articles in the press recently about the problem of “pushy parents” at sporting events their kids were participating in. I have reads about parents verbally, and on rare occasions, abusing both the referee and linesmen … Continue reading

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Cool Kindergarten…………

This kindergarten building was next door to the conference villa I was recently at during my Konstanz visit and it rather puts to shame the shabby and dour buildings that house many infant and junior schools in the UK. The … Continue reading

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Top Secret Test Drive of New Audi R8

On a recent visit to Konstanz in Germany I came across the test outing for the new Audi R8. It was being driven by a couple of very young “petrol heads” under the supervision of the German “Stig” (Top Gear fans will … Continue reading

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