A few hints and tips here, we are as parents maybe guilty of doing at times. “Of course, you want to protect your kids. We all do. But are you turning into an overprotective parent who actually may be hindering your child's full potential? Watch out for the 9 tell-tale signs that you're an overprotective parent and find out what you can do to ease up on the reins.” ... See MoreSee Less
Insightful Article “He also says that research on behalf of the Commission for Victims and Survivors has shown that half a million of the province's 1.8m population had direct experiences of the Troubles. He also quotes from a 2008 survey which found that 34,000 people are suffering from conflict related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On top of all that, Mr Bolton says the Troubles have also had an impact on thousands of people who have developed depression, stress and anxiety issues as well as addictions to drugs or alcohol. Thousands more still have to cope with the loss of their loved ones during the conflict, he says.” ... See MoreSee Less
39% of people experienced a traumatic event.... “Alan, whose wife Sharon was one of nine civilians killed in the IRA Shankill bombing in 1993, has "no doubt" that people in certain areas of high deprivation feel "left behind" by the peace process and are particularly feeling the legacy of mental health problems. "In Northern Ireland, there's a shortage of counsellors and a shortage of resources," he says. "The waiting list at Wave is four months." Experts are becoming more concerned that young people, who were not even born when the conflict was going on, are now feeling the effect too - so-called "trans-generational trauma". ... See MoreSee Less
Hard read “Under human rights laws, parents have a right to a family life which has to be respected by authorities. The legal blind spot means parents’ rights are continually put before the safety of the child, often regardless of what has happened in the past. Today, together with top lawyers, politicians and charities, we join with victims’ families to call on the Government to change the law and save lives” ... See MoreSee Less
Great to see the need to change the law named. I am interested to see if or how the legal change to coercive control might apply to vulnerable children. The Glasser principle says that the needs of the child supersede the fears of the parent. We need a similar principle that says the needs of the child and the safety of the child supersedes the needs of the parent/s.
Interesting Article Research Based “The science is in.It’s consistent and compelling. If we want to raise kind, compassionate and cooperative children, there is simply no place for traditional discipline techniques. No time outs. No spanking. No consequences. No threats. No rewards. No bribes. It is time to move on from short-sighted strategies that erode the parent-child connection; from tactics that are designed to shape, mold and tame our kids. It is time to challenge the status quo of modern discipline that elevates obedience over learning. Yet, by rejecting these traditional techniques, others may accuse you of being a passive parent. Family members may suggest that you’re soft. Friends may judge your parenting “style” and think that you’re weak.” ... See MoreSee Less
Good Read “The New Zealand government puts mental health above economic stability. Our schools should do the same, says Tara Porter Governments throughout the world organise their budgets with the aim of economic stability and growth. The New Zealand government has become one of the first governments in the world to turn this idea on its head. They have designed their budget not around monetary aims but around wellbeing aims. In the UK, David Cameron suggested back in 2006 that we should move away from an obsession with gross domestic product (GDP) to instead focus on general wellbeing (GWB), but the idea remained purely speculative, and our budgeting continues on economic grounds.” ... See MoreSee Less
Interesting read Research “Across the world, schools are introducing programmes aimed at enhancing the well-being of students and helping them flourish. Such programmes aim to teach students how to cultivate positive emotions and relationships, find meaning and feel a sense of achievement in their work – as well as look after their physical and mental health. But despite this progress, recent research conducted in the Republic of Ireland has found that the well-being of students steadily declines as they progress through secondary school, up to their final exams. And the decline is sharper for girls than for boys.” ... See MoreSee Less