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Marilyn Robb

Trinidad and Tobago

I am an educational psychologist and counsellor, with more ten years of experience in teaching, parenting, running support groups and workshops, teacher training and counselling. I would like to share my knowledge and expertise in issues particularly related to helping children cope with learning and the school experience.

Experience in the area

My greatest credential (and perhaps my achievement too)is having two children and supporting them through school. In addition to my academic qualifications I have belonged to an international peer counselling organisation for the past 13 years. My other accomplishment is in setting up my own education and family resource centre.

What do you like about this subject?

I absolutely like being part of the process of helping children learn,so anything I could learn and know about that helps. I think the process of growth and development in humans is fascinating. The uniqueness of it in each individual is interesting.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I will continue to learn all that there is to learn about children and learning. I want to build both my parents and teachers support network. and I am setting up an institure for social and emotional skills development.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

That behaviour patterns are caused by initial hurtful experiences that cause a rigid response as a coping mechanism and gets reinforced. The only way to change the behavioral response is to identify the source of the hurt and release the hurt.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

That punishment ,especially corporal punishment, will not make a child learn or behave in a desirable way.

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Nicole12/04/15101010Thanks for your advice!
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Joana08/11/14101010Lovely person and extremely helpful.

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2017-04-05 Attention:

Hello James  Most people believe that attention span runs about 7 minutes in the average person. This is probably true for most people but there are many factors that affect a person's available attention

2015-04-30 bullying:

Hello Renee   Thank you for your question. I will give you my initial thought which is to take the attention completely away from the whole issue and give them little space to carry on the 'drama'. One

2014-08-20 Middle school daughter with problems:

Thank you for your question Tanya.  I am sorry your daughter is having such a hard time. You are right, there is only so much you can do as a mother. But you can help.  You can provide the space and support

2014-06-09 Should I retain my young 1st grader?:

Hello Grisel,  thank you for your question. It is indeed a complicated situation in some ways.   But please pardon me for saying this first, but it sounds like you are more anxious than your daughter about

2014-01-21 SST (Student Support Team) Meeting:

hello Renee  Thank you for your question. Unfortunately I cannot help you much. I am not from US and so will not want to guide you on US, and specifically what is the law in Texas regarding such an issue


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