Parenting

Parenting

Not many YOTs have parenting workers these days. This is unfortunate. So I asked my friend and parenting expert Kelly Cox to summarise why parenting work has a place in youth offending teams. Here’s what she said… Why is Parenting important within Youth...
Attachment before behaviour

Attachment before behaviour

So many interventions with troubled kids focus on behaviour. And many of them don’t work. Why is that?… It’s because the sequencing is wrong. If a bricky tried building the walls of a house before digging the foundations, it wouldn’t stand up...

Why punishment doesn't work…

It’s all about behaviour, right? Think about it, most of us spend our time dealing with the things troubled children and young people do. I want to unpick this a little, because I think we might be barking up the wrong tree… So how should we understand the...