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Marie Gentles


Parents, teachers, carers – whatever our role in a child’s life, we all want them to thrive.

There are many moments of joy in our relationships with our children: but what about those times we’re faced with defiance, disruption and seemingly endless cycles of negativity? Miserable for the child and exhausting for those around them – and almost all completely avoidable. From everyday frustrations to more extreme manifestations, these behaviours may present differently but they are all rooted in one common thread: a need for emotional safety. When a child feels secure and truly heard, their behaviour is transformed.

Marie Gentles draws on her decades of expertise supporting children across the behavioural spectrum, along with their parents and teachers, to show us how to establish positive relationships that bring out the best in our children. 



Animals in fancy dress with Mark Wright

Cass Pennant

Chris Packham

Dave Fulton

Dr Oscar

Elle Mace

Faith and Philosophy for Families with Rae Duke

Fearne Cotton

Festival of the Girl

Finlay Christie

Horrible Histories with illustrator Martin Brown

Jarred Christmas

Kate Lucas

Kate Pankhurst

Katie Kirby

Literary Institute

Marie Gentles


Munroe Bergdorf

Olaf Falafel

Paul McCaffery

Paul Zerdin

Pelican Post

Rave New World: Acid House Storytelling.

Scott Turnbull

Sharon Wanjohi

Stephen Grant

Take the Jump to a world of ‘less stuff and more joy’

The Great Camp Bestival Pop Quiz with John Harris

The Woodland Trust

Thomas Green

Vanity Milan