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    The Irish Times/Sheila Wayman: It’s so simple – say what you see and affirm your child

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    Sheila Wayman interviews Catherin O'Brien, Island Key Childcare and Community Service, East Road Dublin 3, Ireland.

    THE IRISH TIMES/Sheila Wayman: It’s so simple – say what you see and affirm your child

    Sheila Wayman interviews Catherin O'Brien, Island Key Childcare and Community Service, East Road Dublin 3, Ireland.

    Case Study:

    The little boy is fearful of painting; he doesn’t like it and won’t join in when other children are doing it.
    But the other day in his childcare centre, he picked up a paintbrush and went and did it himself.

    Catherin O'Brien: Marte Meo works for children with additional needs, she continues, because »it is about creating that space where you are not trying to control the child, you are trying to join with the child.«
    »You are trying to work from the child’s strengths. And I always think to work from a child’s strengths puts you halfway along the way to do things.«
    Likewise, O’Brien also sees the value of the »strength-based« approach it takes when dealing with parents.

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    THE IRISH TIMES: 24-03-2015
    Website The Irish Times [click here]

    Editor: Sheila Wayman

    Topics: Life & Style | Health & Family | Parenting

    © Article S. Wayman: The Irish Times, 2015