Friday, 16 February 2018

Understanding and Managing Anger in Children

Everyone has experienced an angry child or teen. How regularly does it have to happen for parents to consider it a problem?  Do parents need an insight into how anger works? Is there any chance to manage it? There are few people better qualified in the UK than our guest Professor Stephen Scott CBE, Professor of Child Health and Behaviour at The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience Kings College London who talks us through these questions and help us understand anger in children and teens better. We also speak to Ruth Farenga from Mindful pathways in St Albans about possible approaches to dealing with anger. 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Getting Children And Young People Interested In Science

There is a general consensus that as a country, it is important that our children both show and interest in and passion for science, after all so much of the world’s needs are based around and even dependent on scientific discovery and solutions. So how we are doing as a nation when it comes to teaching science and how can we as parents help children to develop a passion for this critical subject? We are joined by Dave Allen from University of Hertfordshire, Mr Bowyer from STAGS in St Albans, Diane Secker and her daughter, keen scientist, Hana Rathor and the editor of science mag for kids, AQUILA, Freya Hardy.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Perfectionism

Being called a perfectionist was generally a compliment and something people aspired to be known as. Schools too push our children to strive for perfection. But what happens when it stops being a healthy aspiration?
Prof Roz Shafran – is one of the world’s leading experts on Perfectionism. What exactly is clinical perfectionism and when does attention to detail become unhealthy? We will explore this mental health problem with Prof Shafran who is Professor of Translational Psychology at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and a Clinical Psychologist.