How to help build resilience in your child
STEER were mentioned in a recent article from The Times describing how to build resilience in children.
Whoever said your school days were the happiest of your life clearly hadn’t visited the author Kathy Weeks at her sprawling comprehensive in inner-city Derby, circa 1989.
Weeks, who went on to study maths at Oxford, was bullied for being a geek. There was constant low-level aggro: jostling in the corridors, jeering and laughing at her in lessons, books hurled at her and her belongings tossed about. “It wasn’t very cool to be interested in learning at my school — you put your hand up in a lesson at your peril,” she recalls. “I just didn’t really fit in, although I was desperate to.”