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Making Friends

“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” I love this quote from Winnie-the-Pooh, it’s a gentle reminder that we have to put ourselves out there sometimes and make an effort with friendships... but what if your child is shy and they struggle to make friends?

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Hi, I'm Tracey, my stories and wellbeing articles are designed to help young children deal with life's daily challenges - enjoy!

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Daisy the Hedgehog

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Daisy wants to play football, she would love to be part of the team and score just one goal! But no one will let her play because she's different.

Daisy the Hedgehog is an inspiring story for young children about being different. With gentle rhyming verse and beautiful illustrations, it looks at issues such as sadness, feeling lonely, tolerance and acceptance. We all have a special talent... have you found yours?

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"I read the book to a Y2 class and they really seemed to enjoy it. It fits well with inclusion and diversity. It will be a very useful resource for my work with emotional wellbeing. Finding a book with such a strong message of being different but still succeeding is hard so well done!"

- Kym Lovell, Lead for Emotional Health and Wellbeing

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Show Me encourages young children to move around and have fun. Can you run as fast as a cheetah, jump as high as a frog or maybe you can waddle like a penguin?

Exercise helps children build confidence, manage anxiety and increase self esteem, and let’s not forget rising childhood obesity levels… so let’s do something about it!

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Take a look at my Wellbeing articles. They are easy to read and research based, focusing on everyday issues that face children, parents and carers...

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Sticks and Stones

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“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me”.... Really? I don't think so! Being called names, being teased, having rumours spread about you – these are some of the most hurtful and damaging forms of verbal bullying that children can experience...

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Go Outside!

“I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice” Sound familiar? As a parent I’ve had a few battles over the years against the pull of electronic devices, and it seems that I’m not alone...

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Feeling Anxious?

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Don't worry! You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. “What if someday there came a tomorrow when we were apart?”

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Feeling Lonely

“Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door... the penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost" (JEFFERS) It's not just penguins who feel lonely! Children as young as six years old have been getting in touch...

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