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Sometimes I don’t know what to do….
Sometimes I don’t know what to do…. 150 150 Jane Evans

I am on a writing break on the beautiful island of  in the Canary Islands. Its a chilled out kind of place, plenty of surfers, older people and families. I have been working until around 2 p.m. most days and then I head out to walk along the beaches and generally mooch about usually ending…

Cameron advises us to ‘control our children’…..what an arse!!
Cameron advises us to ‘control our children’…..what an arse!! 150 150 Jane Evans

A word form the not so wise!! The man who left his child in a pub and drove away is dispensing advice on how WE should raise our children so we had better pay attention?! Unfortunately, he is also the man at the head of our country’s elected government so if he says we all…

How comfortable are we that parenting often relies upon ‘coercive control’
How comfortable are we that parenting often relies upon ‘coercive control’ 150 150 Jane Evans

Living with coercive control Daily life with someone you fear upsetting is extremely stressful and can make you ill, irrational, rely on self-medication and diminishes you as a person. Having experienced coercive control in some of my adult relationships, and having worked with numerous women and children who have, I am glad to see a…

Children ARE the problem…..REALLY??!! 
Children ARE the problem…..REALLY??!!  150 150 Jane Evans

Time for a different view? In all the years I have worked with the adults who are present in the lives of children, who are either raising them, caring for/about them, and/or educating them, I have often been directed, and still am, to see children as ‘the problem’ or ‘having problems’. The opening comments or…

Childhood trauma and abuse and its effects on the brain
Childhood trauma and abuse and its effects on the brain 1024 683 Jane Evans