Hate me now, thank me later


I wanted to write this blog post as a reflection on behaviour in schools, behaviour systems more generally and the binary stances being thrashed around on social media. I also write this in the context of being a parent struggling not to burden my own children with my issues and anxieties and as someone who shares their life with a psychiatrist.

As a student I hated school and was often in trouble, being ‘gated’ (made to stay indoors over a weekend whilst my friends cut around) on many occasions and receiving more Saturday detentions then I can remember. I often misbehaved for two main reasons – I generally found lessons dull and I also found it very difficult at the time to admit if I found the work difficult and so messed around instead. As a general rule I have always hated authority and being told what to do and…

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