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Relationship styles in children with a disability

Relationship Styles in Children with a Disability Based on John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory By: Tara Hearne (Psychology Intern at Secure Start®) and Colby Pearce Relational styles in children can be broken down into four main categories: Secure A child with … Continue reading

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Bestselling Parenting Titles

Please visit the Secure Start site for these and other bestselling titles. Bestselling Parenting Titles.

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Adopting a balanced view

This short article first appeared in the Blog for The Adoption Social on 21/1/14. I am grateful to the administrators of that site for their interest in my work and my views regarding the care of children. I was born … Continue reading

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Eyes are mirrors for a child’s soul

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The importance of empathy

This is a reproduction of blog post I wrote approximately two years ago, so it is buried a bit in this site. Thought I would re-post under a new title because the message has been well received and, in my … 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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Attachment Therapy Revisited

Back in July I published a post about attachment therapy for children who have experienced family trauma. This has been a popular post and resulted in my fielding a request to prepare a more detailed account of my approach to … Continue reading

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Attachment in schools who are managing students with complex needs

One of the challenges when working with children who have complex needs is ensuring that education authorities address their care and management requirements with understanding and sensitivity. Too often, the primary focus of education authorities is behavioural control and an over-reliance on … Continue reading

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Helicopter Parenting

Today, I have commented on three published articles that carry a similar theme.  The theme is that so-called “helicopter parenting” causes anxiety and impedes the development of resilience in children. The problem I have with such articles is that they … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading for National Psychology Exam

My book, A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, has been selected for the list of recommended readings for Provisional Psychologists who are to sit the National Psychology Exam as a prerequisite for registration as a Psychologist in Australia! … Continue reading

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