Changes, changes – and plans

Great to look at the major change and new layout on my website – many thanks to George Baird for all his help and encouragement! And now for the challenge of getting used to all the changes in layout ….learning how to add new items as well as edit and update relevant items from my original site.  Although my interests remain the same – How…

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Exciting news – Routledge Featured Authors

Throughout my many years in teaching I enjoyed writing short stories and plays about all sorts of topics which came up in the classroom – and dreamed of having more time to write stories, plays, possibly even a novel. Then my beloved daughter Jay was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, binge/purge type, yet when our GP told her she needed hospital treatment she refused pointblank. Despite…

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Practical workshops and presentations

Amazing how experience in one area of life can prove useful in a completely different situation… Following much experience working with children 5 – 12 years from a rich variety of backgrounds, through very tough times as well as the easier ones, as a primary teacher and later as Head Teacher at Fyvie Primary and Nursery School, I was then trained by Grampian Region to…

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Workshops and Presentations

Communication One of my main interests over many years has been in communication – how to build effective communication between individuals, within families and other home groups, professional/family and other groups of people, all individual, who work together in an enormous range of circumstances. And how to resolve the inevitable differences in individual experience and viewpoints. Whatever the situation, whatever the group, building effective communication and collaborative effort is really important…

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Using rewards strategically

Life continues really busy as Janet Treasure, Anna Crane and I continue on revision of ‘Skills-based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder’ – this morning I’ve been revising Chapter 9, hope to work on another couple of chapters today before my eyes are completely crossed… Great to feel we’re about half way in this revision! Also got a deadline at beginning of…

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Recent developments…

Over the last weeks since my new book with Routledge was published, life has been very good, very interesting and very very busy! The Aberdeen launch at Waterstones went very well – great to hear that all the people there felt that it would be helpful in their own home care situations, all very different. And recently I met with a group of Stonehaven home…

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