When the pills don’t work…

Jonathan walked into my office looking downcast. I knew why.  His recent exam results were the most disappointing he had yet produced. His parents and teachers were at once angry, disappointed and baffled. His intelligence wasn’t the problem, as confirmed by several...

Childhood depression

Took part in a radio interview on SAFM this morning on childhood depression. This is the audio link for those who are interested:   http://iono.fm/channel/1337 (scroll down to 27 August)...

Make time to smell the roses

As the year moves into fast forward, and the noise of life again reaches a crescendo, spare a thought for the health of your soul. Let’s make some time to ‘smell the roses’. Are our lives seasoned with gratefulness for what really counts? Do we...

Exam time advice

Fellow parents, as exams approach, let’s support our kids, but let’s also remember whose exams they are (hint: not yours!). Let your child own it, and take the consequences (good or bad) for for his or her efforts. In the words of Danny Silk, “There...