Category Archives: Children’s Behaviour

Children’s behavior problems

Colby Pearce Online

Dear Followers and Visitors to this site, I have been asked a number of times whether I provide online consultations and webinars in my areas of specialty and interest. Well, I wish to advise that I am willing and gearing … Continue reading

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Getting ready for back to school

OK, so there is just under two weeks until the new school year and a common assertion to be heard from parents at this time is “my child is ready to go back to school”. A similar assertion is “I … Continue reading

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Oral stimulation facilitates feelings of wellbeing

This is another of my posts on the Secure Start Facebook page. Let me know what you think! From the earliest hours of life, infants experience feelings of emotional wellbeing in association with suckling. As a result, a powerful association … Continue reading

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New thinking and a new approach required with looked-after children

Yesterday I was visited by a six-year-old boy who has a history of family trauma and is being raised by a relative carer. Upon entering my consulting room he immediately sought my box of assorted animals and rifled through it, … Continue reading

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Respond to the need as well as the behaviour

Much is being written about empathic care and being in-tune with the needs of children. Below is an excerpt from my book A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children (London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011), which, itself, is based on material … Continue reading

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Daily Therapeutic Management Guidelines for Educators

In an earlier post I introduced the AAA approach to caregiving that I recommend to educators and which I consider to be vital to promoting academic and interpersonal success in the education environment; particularly for children who have a history … Continue reading

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Inadvertently Invalidating Conversations

“When I was a child we spent all day outside making cubby houses. Now my children spend all day in front of the computer making houses in Minecraft!” The above statement is an example of how much the lives of … Continue reading

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Three Loving Parental Acts that Enhance Child Wellbeing

In my practice I am regularly asked the following question: What can I do to help my child? In the context of a child, adolescent and family psychology practice, the question is best understood as what can I do to … Continue reading

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Attachment in schools who are managing students with complex needs

One of the challenges when working with children who have complex needs is ensuring that education authorities address their care and management requirements with understanding and sensitivity. Too often, the primary focus of education authorities is behavioural control and an over-reliance on … Continue reading

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Helicopter Parenting

Today, I have commented on three published articles that carry a similar theme.  The theme is that so-called “helicopter parenting” causes anxiety and impedes the development of resilience in children. The problem I have with such articles is that they … Continue reading

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