When Therapy Goes Bad

I am currently taking an MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Part of my course requirement is to partake in 50 hours of personal therapy. The college recommended therapists who fit their criteria required of a therapist for us students. Picking a therapist from the list in my area I began Read more…

Punishments and Rewards

Punishments and Rewards

In this month’s blog I want to discuss the use of punishments and rewards in parenting, as a tool to set boundaries. In my work supporting families, I have dealt with a wide variety of issues and behaviours, ranging from school non-attendance to parental separation, and everything in between. Regardless Read more…

Peace

Fractured Relationships

One of the devastating fallouts of living with child to parent violence/abuse, in the often very fractured relationships, between parent and child. Communication, if any at all, is usually tense and laced with anger and resentment. When things are difficult between you, it can be hard to let your child Read more…

Parental Presence

Parental Presence and NVR-

In Non Violent Resistance (NVR) parenting, the parent is encouraged by the NVR coach to increase their parental presence in their child’s life. Parental presence is a core concept of NVR and in today’s blog I will explain its meaning. I will also look at some ways a parent might Read more…