Neuroscience is revealing more and more about the ways in which teenagers’ brains are different to ours. Understanding how this impacts on their thinking, mood and behaviour can be very helpful and sometimes quite reassuring for those of us that work with them. With that...

Communication is the basis of human and non-human interaction and we can all communicate with a touch or a sound, a look or a symbol, a word or a sentence and also by doing or saying nothing at all. Communication can be verbal and non-verbal...

Shyness is an emotional state which combines a behavioural reserve and elements of anxiety when faced with social situations. It is normal for all children to experience it sometimes as part of learning about life and growing up. Toddlers up to roughly two years old...

Working with children and young people can be one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet or one of the most frustrating and difficult! When we, as the active adults working with tomorrows adults feel that our relationship is collaborative and strong, there is...

Many of the young people who are referred to me have delayed emotional development and usually low self-esteem. These two factors interfere hugely with how a child or young person views mistakes. As many of you will be aware, acknowledging and recognising mistakes can be difficult....