I work with parents and children to help them develop better relationships and emotional flexibility. Together we’ll work on all sorts of issues like challenging behaviour, emotional regulation and sensory sensitivity. The model I tend to use most is Dr Ross Greene’s Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model.  Its main tenet is that…

“challenging behavior occurs when the demands and expectations being placed on a kid exceed the kid’s capacity to respond adaptively…and that some kids are lacking the skills to handle certain demands and expectations.

So the emphasis of the model isn’t on kids’ challenging behavior, which is just the manner in which they’re expressing the fact that there are expectations they’re having difficulty meeting.  Nor does the model focus on psychiatric diagnoses, which are simply categories of challenging behaviors.

Rather the model focuses on identifying the skills a kid is lacking and the expectations they’re having difficulty meeting.

Then the goal is to help them solve those problems…

Some strategies I’ve suggested in the past

Each of these will have a different effect and may be useful for multiple reasons or issues. They aim to teach specific skills that I find are commonly needed for kids who aren’t like their peers.

Call +61 456 033 200.  Let’s figure out your next best step together.