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Raising an infant, child and teenager can be an overwhelming task. Although babies may look straight forward, infants require a significant level of attention and care in order to grow up into a healthy person. On top of the day-
However, parents do not have all the answers. Sometimes their own childhood experiences have left them with confused understanding of some parenting areas (i.e. growing up in a volatile home, living through a difficult divorce, having ill or unavailable parents, living with addiction, etc). Sometimes parents are simply facing issues with their child that they do not know how to handle; a toddler who refuses to be toilet trained or go to bed, a teen who gets bullied during an extra curricular club, a son or daughter who refuses to attend School. In many cases these issues can be often resolved with the right guidance and support.
Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) is a collective term to describe a range of complex and chronic difficulties experienced by many children and young people.
The special education needs (SEN) code of practice describes BESD as a learning difficulty where children and young people demonstrate features of emotional and behavioural difficulties such as:
Being withdrawn or isolated
Being hyperactive, impulsive and lacking concentration
Having immature social skills
Displaying a disruptive and disturbing nature
Presenting challenging behaviours arising from other complex special needs
BESD covers a wide range of special educational needs. This includes children and young people with emotional disorders and conduct disorders/hyper-
BESD also covers children and young people whose behavioural difficulties may be less obvious. For example -
Harmony has significant experience in working with children and young people in this area. They are skilled in identifying and acting upon the needs of their client(s).
Children who are home schooled receive all their education from their parents or carers, sometimes with the help of outside tutors or other advisory bodies. If you decide to home school your child you don't have to follow formal rules about how you teach or when you teach. You also don’t have to cover the National Curriculum although many parents choose to do so as a guide.
People choose to home educate for a variety of reasons – Some may have philosophical or religious reasons for this or they may have been home educated themselves. However, more commonly a child may start off in school but later be taken out and home schooled. The reasons for this are numerous -
In the current climate, many parents opt to home school their child if they cannot get into the school that was their first choice. In this case this is often a temporary solution whilst an appeal is made to the Local Education Authority.