Author Archive | sarah

Boundaries vs Baskets

  What’s the difference between boundaries and baskets?  It’s a question I was asked recently and has come up before, so here’s an explanation. Baskets are what we use in NVR to help determine and prioritise the behaviours that you are going to focus on and those that you are going to ignore for now.  […]

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Communicating with your child

We communicate all the time, with everyone, it’s natural (for most people) and part of our lives. We don’t always think about how we communicate though. It can be very easy to communicate in a way that doesn’t give the intended message, or isn’t helpful to the other person. I’ve spent years as a Senior […]

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Trigger Happy!

As a parent you probably spend a lot of time trying to work out what might be the cause of negative behaviour, anger or sadness in your child. And, the NVR training gives us a framework for proactively looking for ‘triggers’ that might cause a meltdown. You might be so busy with this that your brain […]

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How to keep everyone happy

If you were to poll mums and dads about what they really want for their family – besides an all-inclusive trip to Barbados – I imagine the top answer would be: I just want everyone to be happy. By everyone, I mean the whole family. I’m sure they don’t care about Boris Johnson’s overall happiness. […]

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Some exciting news!

I hope you don’t mind. This time I’m taking a mini-break from my usual blog content. There’s a really good reason for this change to the viewing schedule: I’m really struggling to concentrate on writing something along ‘normal’ lines because there is something SO exciting happened yesterday!   I’m sure, by now, you’ve realised that the […]

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Getting the right support

If your child is having trouble with learning, what do you do? Get extra tuition. If you are struggling to get a fitness regime working, what do you do? Sign up with a fitness coach. As functioning adults, we are used to asking for help. And yet, when it comes to dealing with a troubled […]

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