National Adoption week.

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I don’t often talk about being adopted.  This family was my family. But they’re not my birth parents.  I was adopted in 1967 from Guernsey and I’m so grateful to Jean and David Bernard for making me their son.  I’ve … Continued

We Rise By Lifting Others.

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We rise by lifting others…or helping them to climb the ladder themselves. It’s my birthday today.  I’ve been awake for a while reflecting on what I’ve been up to in the past 52 years and realise that for the first … Continued

You are more than your grades.

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Start thinking about yourself. Something that can rarely be needed as an instruction to a teenager. Trouble is, most thinking at that time is focused on what your hair looks like, which trainers you want and how your selfie game … Continued

Reading to Grow.

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I see summer as a chance to relax (a bit), to do things differently and to catch up on reading – to reduce the pile of books by the bed and challenge my thinking. Working with young people in educational … Continued

Life is the way it is.

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“Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is.  They way you cope with it is what makes the difference”. Virginia Satir. This quote is from one of the parents of Counselling and … Continued