Autism: ‘Takiwatanga’

Autism: ‘Takiwatanga’

Takiwatanga A Letter to My Daughter  by Anon  Dear Daughter, Do you remember when you were seven and you had all those invisible friends? On the way to school, you told me about the fairies that helped you in Maths. Once we went to the forest and you made friends with...
COVID-19 & Your Kids: Adapting to the New Normal

COVID-19 & Your Kids: Adapting to the New Normal

COVID-19 & Your Kids: Adapting to the New Normal   By Annette Willett – Associate Occupational Therapist at  the Purple House Clinic,  Loughborough   What does it mean to be a child? What are their roles in life and how do they feel fulfilled and...
Ditch the Naughty Step & Try the Love Step!

Ditch the Naughty Step & Try the Love Step!

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...