Category Archives: Children’s Behaviour

Children’s behavior problems

Lessons about Learning: Some Truths about Behaviour Management

Conventional behaviour management, as it is widely used in the care and management of children, incorporates three main techniques: Reinforcement of wanted or desired behaviours; Punishment of unwanted or undesirable behaviours; and Extinction of unwanted or undesirable behaviours by ignoring … Continue reading

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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. They may act in response to a need that requires satisfaction. They may act because the way … Continue reading

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I am a Sensitive Child

I am a sensitive child. There are many children like me. We find this world a challenging place to live in. We get tired. We get upset. We feel overwhelmed. What you think is a little thing is a big … Continue reading

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Limited Online Release of Triple-A Handbook

Limited Online Release of Triple-A Handbook. I am conducting a limited online release of the handbook for the Triple A Model of Therapeutic Care. The handbook offers practical strategies for the therapeutic care of children that have experienced abuse, neglect … Continue reading

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Managing Our Own Emotions in the Presence of Our Child’s Challenging Behaviors

Managing Our Own Emotions in the Presence of Our Child’s Challenging Behaviors.

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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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Teens, Alcohol and Drugs

Drug and alcohol consumption amongst teens is of significant concern to a great many parents. Parents are often desperate for good quality information and guidance about how they should manage this issue with their own teens. After watching a locally-produced video … Continue reading

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Punishment without understanding equals invalidation

People do not act for no reason. They may act in response to an idea. They may act in response to an emotion. They may act in response to a need that requires satisfaction. They may act because the way … Continue reading

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Colby Pearce Online

Dear Followers and Visitors to this site, I have been asked a number of times whether I provide online consultations and webinars in my areas of specialty and interest. Well, I wish to advise that I am willing and gearing … 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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