Monthly Archives: January 2017

Love Step not Naughty Step: a New Year’s Resolution for Parents?

Highly popularised by certain TV shows, the ‘Naughty Step’, along with other sanction/reward techniques are commonly used parenting approaches. Based on Behaviourist principles, the idea is that behaviour which has bad consequences is unlikely to be repeated, whereas behaviour with good consequences will be reinforced. However, seemingly positive resolutions to behavioural difficulties may have unintended,…
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