Mentoring and Problem Behaviour

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Evaluations of planned mentoring show little evidence of positive behaviour change. Indeed, there is potential for mentoring to make things worse. This article summarises the characteristics of successful schemes and highlights possible pitfalls to be avoided by those planning such programmes.

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The Language of Behaviour

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The language we use to describe a difficulty can either become the final barrier or the first positive step towards a solution. By using the language of Need, we can avoid becoming trapped in the langauage of helplessness, blame and excuses. more paws →

“Choice Giving” and Choice Theory

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Even though it is done with the best of intentions, the way in which some teachers  use the word “choice” may do more harm than good.  This post  explains why some schools’ versions of “choice-giving” has limited value, and how the therapeutic use of choice-giving can be introduced to empower, rather than control,  children.

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7 Deadly Habits that Destroy Relationships

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When we attempt to control another person, we tend to use one or more of the 7 Deadly Habits. Glasser encourages us to identify our disconnecting habits and replace them with new, connecting behaviours.

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