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Why Are We So Bad at Maths?

​Why Are We So Bad at Maths Even now maths is still considered to be one of the most challenging subjects (and yet most important), taught in schools today. What really makes maths so difficult for most of us to grasp? Like myself at school, one part of the problem is ...
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Statistics and History of Orphaned Children

​ Some children unfortunately do not grow up with the stability of family life with regular contact with all their families, some suffer unimaginable sadness having to come to terms with the loss or abandonment of their parents and loved ones. Although orphanages no longer exist in the ...
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Healthy Habits to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Healthy Habits to Prevent Childhood ObesityDuring 2012/13 a National Child Measurements Programme (NCMP) report showed obesity rates in Year 6 (pupils aged 10-11 years) to be at 20.4% for boys and 17.4% for girls.As the worlds largest nations continue to expand their waistlines along with the ever-...
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Managing Dyslexia in Children

Techniques to Manage Dyslexia in ChildrenAround 10% of the UK population is thought to have Dyslexia and 4% of that 10% are considered to be severely affected. It is estimated that there are around 380,000 pupils alone in the UK with dyslexia and a sum total of two million people (Children & Adults)...
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Children and their Literacy

Your Child’s Literacy is in Your HandsWe take it for granted that most children will have the necessary skills to develop their literacy skills. Some however do not, perhaps because there is a different way in which they think – a way that doesn't fit in with conventional teaching methods.For ...
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How to Increase Confidence in Children

How to Increase Confidence in ChildrenConfidence is an emotional state which brings happiness and certainty when we have it and at worst anxiety and sadness when we don’t. Developing confidence within children is a matter of providing them with positive beliefs and references and reinforcing these ...
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Managing Asthma in Children

Managing asthma in childrenBased on averages, there are two children in every UK classroom with asthma and the NHS spends around £1 billion every year treating this respiratory condition in these young adults, so let’s use these statistics to squash any theories that asthma is simply ‘an excuse’ to ...
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Why Do Children Develop Eating Disorders

What is an eating disorder?Eating disorders affect both boys and girls and the term itself is responsible for a vast spectrum of varying issues, all of which are categorised by an abnormal attitude towards food.At Child Therapy London, the three disorders we most commonly deal with are Anorexia ...
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Improving Teenage Attitude

​Unlike mine and my parents younger years, today we have much more efficient therapies available for people in need of emotional guidance and coaching and we really are at a new era of understanding ourselves on a deeper level, both consciously and unconsciously.​​With a lot of teenagers today some ...
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Improving Communication In Children

What is good communication?Good communication skills are essential for children in learning and growing.Learning how to express their feelings, ideas and needs may come naturally to some children, while others may struggle to make themselves heard. Teaching good communication skills to our children,...
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Phobias and Trauma

I am frequently asked what is a trauma or phobia and how can I treat it. I have listed below various ways that I use to negate these challenges which I hope you find interesting. If you would like further information please feel free to call or email or check in with my website.What is a Phobia?...
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