Review by David Lane: The book has a strapline Fun ways to help your child develop in the first five years, and that it exactly what the book is about. Other than the Introduction and Final Words, Dr Gummer takes parents through eight stages of development from birth to starting school. In each stage she … Read more
Thankfully for those of us who live alongside, and try to understand, support and care for children, whether as parents, teachers, counsellors, therapists, or social workers, know that there is a range of sources of knowledge and wisdom available to help us. Such resources are over and above our own intuitions, common sense and experience. … Read more
Jumping to Conclusions Can Do More Damage than You May Realize
A FREE OPEN SPACE EVENT: We are all learners, we are all teachers, we are all experts and we are all novices! The ‘Open Space’ process used at this event will enable dialogue, learning, exploration and networking amongst those who work with young people who are in gangs. When: Tuesday 1 October 2013, 10.30 (for … Read more
Dr. Martha Mattingly, Professor Emeritus of Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, died on February 4, 2013. Martha leaves a legacy which contributed to the development of the Child and Youth Care profession in significant ways. Among her contributions is leadership in writing and implementing the Association of Child and Youth Care Practitioners … Read more
A free e-learning and organizational development program for orphanages and foster families in quality care-giving in 29 languages
Not just the elite, and not just football
Welshman, Captain, Lecturer, Dean, European, Child Care Visionary, Man of the Hills, Family Man.
I made a great discovery a little while ago, or at least connected a few dots, that opened my eyes to the power of why every child needs a mentor. I realised that many people are going through traumas emotionally, mentally and spiritually all the time, especially children. This is why I think mentoring is … Read more
Of snakes, slugs and the revised EYFS
A CELCIS questionnaire for you to express your views.
The pitfalls and satisfactions of teaching a child at home