Celebrity psy­chol­o­gist shares top tips

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CELEBRITY psy­chol­o­gist David Cole­man spoke to a group of over 200 fas­ci­nated par­ents and ed­u­ca­tors in the Mer­maid The­atre last Thurs­day, on the sub­ject of chal­leng­ing be­hav­iour in chil­dren.

The broad­caster was there to ad­dress a Bray Part­ner­ship sem­i­nar.

In an en­ter­tain­ing and ab­sorb­ing talk, he de­scribed the rea­sons be­hind chil­dren’s chal­leng­ing be­hav­iours, and how par­ents and car­ers can deal with th­ese sit­u­a­tions by recog­nis­ing the feel­ings be­hind the child’s be­hav­iour and us­ing tools such as mod­el­ling and re­ward­ing pos­i­tive be­hav­iour.

The sec­ond speaker, Pro­fes­sor Paul Cooper, talked about pos­i­tive par­ent­ing and some in­no­va­tive pos­i­tive be­hav­iour man­age­ment tools that teach­ers can use in the class­room.

There was also a brief talk about a lo­cal par­ent­ing pro­gramme, the In­cred­i­ble Years, run by East Wick­low Par­ent­ing Project that is avail­able free of charge for par­ents who are find­ing their chil­dren hard to man­age.

The sem­i­nar was part of Bray Part­ner­ship’s on­go­ing work to sup­port par­ents and ed­u­ca­tors and was put on in re­sponse to lo­cal need.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact (01) 2868266.

Jen­nifer D’Arcy, Bray Part­ner­ship, Der­mot O’Reilly, East Wick­low Par­ent­ing Project, Ais­ling Ma­her, Bray Part­ner­ship, Celebrity Psy­chol­o­gist David Cole­man and Janet Owens, Bray School Project.

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