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Gritty Growing Up: Navigating Childhood in the 21st Century

How do we navigate childhood in a century that we have never experienced ever before? How do we parent children, when they are managing obstacles we do not even understand? Gritty Growing Up focuses on those topics and conversations that you know you need to have, but sometimes do not know where to start. From mental health to exams, consent to social behaviours, grab a cup of tea and let's talk mental health together.

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Mental Health: Was lockdown to blame for mental health?

Did lockdown cause all mental health issues, or was something else at play? Why are so many young people struggling? In this episode, we take a paddle into the lockdown, timelines and impact on young people, and lessons that we must learn.Find me over on my website here: https://dandeliontraininganddevelopment.com/ Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DandelionTrainingandDevelopmentConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dandelion-training-and-development-578806207/

11mins

19 Jul 2021

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Mental Health Conversations: We Don't Need To Understand, We Need To Listen

Do we have to understand mental health to help someone who is struggling? In this episode, we dip our toes into the concept that to help someone who is battling with their mental health we need to have compassion, we do not need to 'get it'Find me over on my website here: https://dandeliontraininganddevelopment.com/Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DandelionTrainingandDevelopmentConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dandelion-training-and-development-578806207/

8mins

12 Jul 2021

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Mental Health Myths: Do They Stop Us Seeing The Reality?

Do mental health myths stop us seeing the wood from the trees? Can our belief systems prevent us from seeing what is right in front of us? Do children grow out of their mental health issues? In this episode, jump in with us as we look at the challenges that arise when we believe a myth... sadly, no unicorns but some important information.Find me over on my website here: https://dandeliontraininganddevelopment.com/Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DandelionTrainingandDevelopmentConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dandelion-training-and-development-578806207/

6mins

5 Jul 2021

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Pineapples and Potatoes: Why We Cannot Compare Mental Health

A pineapple cannot be compared to a potato - so, why on earth do we compare children's mental health?My pineapple might be great for breakfast, it doesn't mean that I want it in my coffee... that's not a reflection of the pineapple though. Dive in with us as we share a story of a pineapple and a potato and ask you to avoid comparing mental health - it's not a competition.Find me over on my website here: https://dandeliontraininganddevelopment.com/Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DandelionTrainingandDevelopmentConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dandelion-training-and-development-578806207/

6mins

28 Jun 2021

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Mental Health Is Not Fussy

Mental Health is not fussy, we all have it, and it can affect ANY of us at any time. So, as we recognise that 1 in 6 children have a probable mental health problem what affects children's ability to talk, what can we put in place and when do we need to access help?Find me over on my website here: https://dandeliontraininganddevelopment.com/Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DandelionTrainingandDevelopmentConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dandelion-training-and-development-578806207/

16mins

21 Jun 2021

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Sexual Harassment & Assault in Schools - How bad is it?

As Ofsted release their rapid review into sexual assault in schools, are you aware of the prevalence of sexual harassment? Join Dandelion as we explore the outcomes of the report, the impact of rape culture and why Everyone's Invited created an awareness of an issue which was being dismissed.Find me over on my website here: https://dandeliontraininganddevelopment.com/Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DandelionTrainingandDevelopmentConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dandelion-training-and-development-578806207/

23mins

14 Jun 2021

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Sexual Consent and Boundaries

How do we talk to our teenagers about sex? Is it really important that we explore boundaries and consent with them, or does the school do that? Dandelion is joined by Carla from The Sister Sanctuary, as we dive into boundaries, consent, touch and sex education. You can find out more from Carla on instagram at @the.sister.sanctuary or on Facebook at The sister sanctuary

55mins

7 Jun 2021

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Body Confidence: How Can We Increase Our Self-Compassion

What does it really mean to be body confident? Why is it so hard for us to feel good about our bodies? Does social media influence the way we look at ourselves? Join Dandelion as we meet with Sophie to talk all things body confidence and how to up our feel good factor. If you want to learn more you can visit: Mermaid Gender, Live Through This, Coppafeelpeople, Chilli House, Not a Phase and Stonewall.

39mins

31 May 2021

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Supporting Grieving Children and Families

Why is grief such a hard topic to talk about? Is there a right way to grieve? Join us as we meet with Kayla from Andy's Angels exploring the journey of grief and why it is important to create safe spaces for children and families who have lost someone they love. You can find out more about Andy's Angels and their brand new Grief Play Cafe in Worthing, Sussex by visiting www.m.facebook.com/andysangels21

28mins

23 May 2021

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Buckets of Self-Esteem - Raising a Resilient Child

Self-esteem might be something we talk about frequently - but how full is your child's bucket?This week we talk about buckets of self-esteem, how do we fill them, why do they spring leaks and what steps can we take to help young people?https://dandeliontraininganddevelopment.com/

9mins

17 May 2021

Rank #10