Tag Archives: behaviour problems

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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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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Shit of a kid

This shit of a kid has been married for more than twenty years. This shit of a kid has three happy, healthy, confident children. This shit of a kid was the first member of his paternal family in living memory to attend university. This shit of … Continue reading

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The significance of touch

If only I knew then what I know now! This sentiment particularly applies to the third in a series of posts on this site about published articles that arose out of the collaboration between Professor Graham Martin and myself between … Continue reading

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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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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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