Thank you , I enjoyed your article. I work with kids of this age group and begin Health Rhythms AP tomorrow with quite a large group. I have one girl who is really pushing limits. She has a terrible background and the institution has not handled this well. I will be interested to see if this benefits her. She rarely acts out in my class but there is a terrible chance that she will hurt another child who quite stupidly baits her. Both kids are extremely manipulative and the school (As I see it ) has offered few consequences of meaning or importance to her.
This will be a large class. At the end of the week I have the start of another HRAP program with students from another school. Again bullying and expression are issues. The good thing about both of these sessions is that they run and I fine tune before my 'hardcore' group which is getting closer. It's good to see AP is being used a) with larger classes (thanks for your email too Margaret) and also in a Primary setting. Cheers, Steve of PlayworksOz