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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers

@ Peace Counselling Blog

Thoughts and ideas on mental health.
MAY
14

What happens to children and young people when their parents are having difficulties in their relationship?

What happens to children and young people when their parents are having difficulties in their relationship?

 

“Every day in a hundred small ways our children ask, “’Do you see me? Do you hear me? Do I matter?” Their behaviour often reflects our response”. - L R Knost

 

Children take in so much more information than we realise, especially when they are in the pre-verbal stages of development. They take in information from the environment around them and are highly sensitive to moods, tensions and atmospheres. If you are having trouble with your relationship and you don’t want your child to be affected by negative emotions, then it is a good idea to try to avoid letting your children carry the weight of your anger, pain or frustration.

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Being bullied at school or at work

 

Being bullied at school or at work? Here’s what to do about it.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any”- Alice Walker

 

One of the many myths about bullying is that it is a normal part of childhood and growing up. It is possible that when people say this, they really mean that conflict is a normal part of life and is something children must learn to deal with. Now this is true, but bullying is not the same as conflict and must be treated differently. Bullying can also affect adults as well as children. In this blog we’ll look at the definition of bullying and why it happens, as well as offering suggestions on how you can deal with it, whatever your age.

What is bullying?

Bullying comes in many forms,

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