Rachel Brydon

Parenting Techniques – Adversarial Stance vs Connection and Collaboration

Connection and collaboration is the key I have been saying ‘If you see a relationship as adversarial, it will be’ for most of my professional life. From the families on my caseload for children’s services, to parents of young people I was supporting in any of the projects I managed. I have said it to …

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Rupture and repair – resolving conflict with your child

Rupture Every parent/child relationship has moments of rupture; moments when the child is screaming or the adult is yelling, when all the emotions have bubbled up and are spilling out in a frothing mass of fury. Sometimes it may be quieter, with everybody seething inwardly, which may look better from the outside, but the disconnection …

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How to improve your relationship with your child – a simple phrase to use…

Full disclosure I am a 24/7 single parent with no support (unless paid for) and a card carrying attachment / gentle parent. The personal choices I have made, alongside the professional knowledge I have, means that the weight of ‘getting it right’ sometimes weighs really heavily on me. I do not get it right all …

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