What you are feeling is a good place to start. The feelings you have are the ones your child is giving you. Ask yourself ‘Does what I feel match with the child’s early experience’?
Did they live in confusion? Is that how I feel? Difficult experiences can include: Agression, Exceptionally argumentative, rejection of comfort or guidance, inability to ask for help, impulsive behaviours, self harm, inability to focus on an activity, negative responses to nice times, low academic achievement, very friendly with unfamiliar people, poor peer relationships, sudden changes of mood, little change with rewards or sanctions.
At Catchpoint we work with parents or carers and children together to build positive attachments and bonding. We work with children and young people of all ages. Through structured and unstructured creative arts and play activities, we encourage turn taking and listening, and set challenges. We celebrate achievements and progress. Parents and carers are supported to help reduce their own and the child’s anxieties to develop a positive sense of belonging.