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Realising the potential of Children in Care

'Why I am rude' - a poem about the potential feelings and circumstances behind behaviour.

Posted on by Judy Molyneux

Pupils from Swavesey Primary School and Swavesey Village College have put together a performance of the poem ‘Why I am Rude’, written by Sarah Dillon National Association for Therapeutic Parents

This poem aims to help adults and children to understand the ‘why’ behind behaviours which may be seen or described as rude, when actually, it is often a defence mechanism. There may be trauma, attachment or adverse childhood events which have impacted on the child’s view of themselves and those around them. These children are not rude, they are communicating their pain.

Why I am Rude Poem