A parent's story - The challenges of raising children who have been in care
Start fresh new school year in October: Amersham Connect over Lunch and East Sussex Workshop weekend - connecting positively and confidently guiding your OE child and teenager
Job opportunity - Personal and Communication Assistant
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My middle child is a catalyst for causing turmoil - all the tiny things that are challenging for us as parents, like getting ready for school. She'll start venting her frustration and anger on the other children, and hitting me, all because her little toe is hurting. She's tried her shoes on, and today they don't fit. Yesterday they did, and tomorrow they will, but it's about her own discomfort in her skin, and her anxiety about what might happen at school. So it's the simple little things that are the most frustrating and aggravating. Read on for the rest of the interview.

We are recruiting!
Could you help run the PowerWood office?

Personal and Communication Assistant
16 hours a week (several hours per working day) with potential for growth
Flexible working considered after induction period
Pro Rata £17,000 – £22,500 per annum based on experience.
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We are looking for someone who is goal-orientated, enthusiastic and precise, with outstanding communication skills and a responsive, flexible working style who is interested in joining a small team with a growing group of actively involved volunteers who are focused on learning and growing together, personally and organisationally to make the world a better place.

The science of over-reaction explained and practical tools to help at home
An invitation to connect over lunch: Thursday 6th October 12.00pm – 3.00pm in Amersham, Buckinghamshire  Further information

Workshop Weekend

8 and/or 9 October

East Hoathly, East Sussex

Come and join us for one of these or both fantastic events covering 2 important areas over the 2 days.
Day 1 Connecting Positively With Your ‘OE‘ Child and Teenager
Day 2 Confidently Guiding your ‘OE’ Child and Teenager

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PowerWood Project CIC is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise founded by Simone de Hoogh, with the support of many enthusiastic and skilled volunteers

Our Aims and Values
Raise awareness of neurological diversity as a positive force for change in society.

PowerWood supports families with non neuro-typical and overexcitable (OE) individuals leading to more harmonious family life, where people are able to fulfil their passions and dreams.

For those families, we aim to
Provide a safe, non judgemental space to connect, learn and grow together.
Give parents the information, tools and strategies to be able to build their energy reserve, resilience and willpower, and communicate in an effective and caring manner.
Increase access to the natural world and sustainable living.

Our core values
Parents are the experts on ourselves, our children and our family situation.
We celebrate, cherish and embrace our neurodiversity as natural variation.
We offer understanding, compassion and support.
We model being true to ourselves, authentically and happily unique.
We make informed decisions, drawing on a wide range of theories, models and clinical experience,  adapted to personal circumstances,belief systems, and lifestyle choices of each client.

Through taking responsibility for nature, we learn to take responsibility for ourselves and the people we love

* Simone de Hoogh is an experienced Parenting Consultant, Life Coach, and ‘ECHA Specialist in Gifted Education’ and founder of PowerWoodExperienced in working with a wide range of children and families, she provides information and support for living with atypical and/or overexcitable children. 
Through family and individual support, workshops, and PowerWood Camp, Simone aims to raise awareness, increase understanding, support parents, and improve family dynamics.
Simone has followed a postgraduate programme towards The European Advanced Diploma in Educating the Gifted at the Radboud University in the Netherlands, approved by the European Council of High Ability (ECHA) and received the diploma in 2008.
Simone is also a qualified teacher trainer for World Language developed by Laura Groebbé (2007). Using World Language, children can map their learning and thinking experience.
In 2010 Simone de Hoogh won an award from UnLtd to start the first PowerWood Camp. In 2012 the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme offered her a fully funded year of learning including a grant to help grow PowerWood further.

Simone has been married to her partner Nic for more then twenty years and is the mother of two young adults.

Copyright © 2016 PowerWood Project CIC, not-for-profit social enterprise, All rights reserved.

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