Attachment and education
Understand that I have strengths and sometimes you focus too much on what I can’t do rather than what I can do.
Help me to recognise my feelings. It helps if you name it and tell me how I am looking and may be feeling: ‘You’re looking happy, smiling and relaxed.’ ‘You’re looking puzzled and screwing your eyes up, is something worrying you?’ If I can talk about it I will, but respect my feelings if I can’t.
Sometimes I do feel angry and I don’t know why – please let me know that’s OK so long as I don’t hurt myself or others.
All contain powerful messages about how we can help children and young people experiencing vulnerability and risk improve their educational outcomes via a more informed approach to attachment.Make a plan with me to help me through the day or difficult times – it could be about what I like and what I need to avoid, or times of the day like getting up, meal times and bedtimes, or how to help me when I am upset or angry.
Caring for Vulnerable Children
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