Category Archives: Parenting

Complex Trauma: Three things you need to know about how it impacts the developing child

Complex Trauma occurs when children experience prolonged and debilitating fear and distress as a result of adverse experiences that occur recurrently and/or in combination, and where the person or person’s who are responsible for keeping the child safe from harm and alleviate their distress is/are:
1. unable to alleviate the child’s distress; or
2. responsible or the child’s distress. Continue reading

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Trauma Informed Care Resource

This resource represents an endeavour to support the implementation of therapeutic care environments and effective working connections between home and school in support of recovery for children who have experienced trauma at home. Continue reading

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Tantrums: Eight management strategies to keep in mind

Please find eight strategies to keep in mind when responding to a a tantrum exhibited by a child in your care. These are meant to be received as practical first steps. Continue reading

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A Gentle Method for Getting Children to Sleep Part Two

This is a follow-up to the very popular article A Gentle Method for Getting Children to Sleep in their Own Beds. Continue reading

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When Punishment is Problematic

People do not act for no reason.
They may act in response to an idea.
They may act in response to an emotion. Continue reading

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Trauma-Informed: Adopting a Balanced View

Eyes are mirrors for a child’s soul. What do children see in your eyes? Continue reading

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Therapeutic Parenting : What it Looks Like

In this post I will provide a description of what therapeutic parenting might look like when viewed as enrichment of conventional aspects of parenting that support recovery from inconsistent and inadequate care and early attachment trauma. Continue reading

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Party Hats On Monsters

A technique that assists children with their fears in an enjoyable and non-threatening way. Continue reading

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A Tale of Four Mice: An Attachment Story

Following the popularity of the allegory, A Tale of Three Mice, which formed the prologue to the first edition of A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, when I was asked by my publisher to prepare a Second Edition … Continue reading

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School Holidays : A brief survival guide

Dear subscribers and visitors. It is Christmas holiday time here in Australia, and I thought that I would update this older post, which was very much buried in this site. Again, it contains some practical advice that many parents, grandparents, … Continue reading

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