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Fight. Flight. Freeze.

I am sure we have all read and heard about a child's FIGHT, FLIGHT and FREEZE responses. However, we do not hear as much being discussed about how we continue to experience these behaviours into our adult years. In the late 1960's, Dr Silvan Tomkins shared his "Affect...

PARENTS: THE PRIMARY EDUCATORS OF THEIR CHILDREN

If we were to reflect on our parenting behaviour when our children were babies and totally dependent on us, we may notice that an enormous amount of time is devoted to comforting, nurturing, feeding and talking to them. While our children are dependent on us, they get...

Children’s Boundaries Away from Home

When my family gets together with our friends, it is quite common for us to talk about our children and in particular to talk about how a child’s behaviour changes when we are out shopping, visiting friends or in unfamiliar surroundings. There are numerous reasons why...

Education Systems Should Invest in RP

Education systems should invest in Restorative Practices because: Schools are seeking relational strategies that focus on repairing relationship and promote learning from misbehaviour Schools want to adopt strategies that are respectful and dignified, which integrates...

START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR: MY 5 TIPS

The end of year school holidays cannot come quick enough for some teachers. However, as soon as the festive season is over, the “Back to School” items appear on department shelves and the mixed feelings, thoughts and emotions begin to surface. From my own experience,...