Gratitude…

Our parents drummed it into us – “watch your Ps and Qs!” This has importance for our dealings with troubled young people, too… Why is being a thankful professional important?… Last weekend, I was struck again by how important gratitude...

FASD: what you need to know…

We all know the problems that alcohol can cause for adults and teenagers. But what about drinking during pregnancy? Photo courtesy © iStockPhoto/ValuaVitaly (adapted) This is a guest post by Maria Catterick, founder and director of the Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder...

Nature or nurture? Finding balance…

At family gatherings, in the pub, chatting with friends – sooner or later it’ll come up: are we the product of nature of nurture? We all have a tendency towards one or the other. But do we really have to choose? How to re-balance the nature/nurture...