Vulnerable kids are often challenging students

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Vulnerable kids are often challenging students

Our most vulnerable children are often our most challenging students.  They need care and connection, not condemnation and exclusion.

This is my mantra – I might as well make the first post the one that drives everything else!

Children who live with violence, rejection, neglect, anger, unreasonable demands, poor models, erratic management, abuse or trauma are often distressed, angry, unable to concentrate, make friends or learn easily.  When we only look at what they are doing or not doing we may not be focusing on what they need.  Responses in school make a difference to what happens to their future.

 

By |2017-10-10T19:23:54+00:00August 21st, 2012|Blogs, School belonging, Whole school wellbeing|Comments Off on Vulnerable kids are often challenging students

About the Author:

Sue Roffey FRSA FBPsS is a psychologist, academic, author, activist and speaker. She holds posts as Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Exeter and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Western Sydney University, and also affiliated to the Wellbeing Institute at Cambridge University and University College, London. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, and a member of the Editorial Board of Educational and Child Psychology.