Setting ‘Copycat Kids’ the Right Example! How to be a Role Model and Coach Constructive Reactions

What happens when your team loses? The rain falls? Or you can’t find your glasses or keys? Do you shout and throw your hands in the [...]

2022-11-25T12:12:10+00:00November 25th, 2022|Categories: Focus on Potential, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |

Thumbs Up to Failure by Prof. Rhys C. Jones

Sooner or later you will fail at something in your life, it’s going to happen! It’s very likely that you have already failed at something. And [...]

It Has Nothing To Do With Sensory! by Mariza Ferreira

So Why Else Would A Child Act Out In Class? In this occasional series by Paediatric Occupational Therapist Mariza Ferreira, we consider some of the sensory, [...]

Bullying and Children with High Learning Potential by CBT Therapist, Tony Freeman

In 15 years of treating gifted children (also known as children with high learning potential / high ability / more able), I have seen the unique [...]

2022-04-26T10:48:32+01:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Focus on Potential, High Learning Potential, Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

Worrying Times – A Resource Round-Up for Real-World Anxieties

In these worrying and unpredictable times, many of our children and young people are, sadly, struggling to cope. The years usually set aside for pre-school socialising, [...]

Too Busy, Too Bright, Too Loud… I Just Can’t Concentrate! by Mariza Ferreira

How to Help THIS Child in the Classroom In this occasional series by Paediatric Occupational Therapist Mariza Ferreira, we consider some of the sensory, motor [...]

Don’t Touch Me! How to Help THAT Child who Struggles with Touch Sensitivity in the Classroom by Mariza Ferreira

In this occasional series by Paediatric Occupational Therapist Mariza Ferreira, we consider some of the sensory, motor coordination and emotional regulatory issues which could be affecting [...]

2022-01-13T12:19:21+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Focus on Potential, Schools, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Managing the Momentous Meltdowns of Children with High Learning Potential

From the Archive This article originally appeared in the Autumn 2013 print edition of Focus on Potential You are in the supermarket doing your weekly [...]

Katy is a Jiggler! How to Help that Child who is Constantly on the Go by Mariza Ferreira

In this occasional series by Paediatric Occupational Therapist Mariza Ferreira, we consider some of the sensory, motor coordination and emotional regulatory issues which could be affecting [...]

2021-11-03T11:45:31+00:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Focus on Potential, Schools, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Building Friendships – Finding Friends When You Have High Learning Potential

When it comes to friendships, children aren't really that different to us as adults; they are more likely to be drawn towards those with whom they [...]

2022-06-06T17:05:11+01:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Focus on Potential, High Learning Potential, Wellbeing|Tags: |
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