Celebrity psychologist shares top tips
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.
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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.