Tag Archives: behaviour management

Self-regulation in the presence of challenging behaviours

This article, by Colby Pearce, was originally published on 10/4/14 by Parenting Beyond Punishment as part of their No-Spank-Challenge. Some thoughts on how to manage your emotions in the presence of your child’s difficult and challenging behaviours I am the … Continue reading

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Reparative Attachment Therapy

Reparative Attachment Therapy is the name used to refer to Colby’s therapeutic approach when treating children who have experienced the devastating effects of abuse, neglect, family violence and loss during their early developmental years. Key elements of Colby’s approach appear … 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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Restoring school-time sleep-wake cycle

This is the first of a series of a short posts that I prepared for my Secure Start Facebook page. For those of you who don’t follow my page, I have included it here for you. As the return to … 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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Eyes are mirrors for a child’s soul

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Parenting “First Principles”

When considering how to foster your child’s capacity to cope better with life’s challenges, to be happy, and to conform to society’s expectations about behaviour, it is useful to consider the conditions under which you grow a happy, healthy, well-adjusted … 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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