Would you like to transform your behaviour policy?

Do you like the current systems used to control behaviour?

Do they work?

Would you like to intrinsically motivate your school? your class?

Aware Parenting or Aware Teaching provides a deeply reflective way to look at children’s behaviour and support children in their daily lives to ensure their emotional and mental health needs are met. As these strategies are based on developmental psychology, you can be reassured parents and children are learning vital skills to be healthy happy members of society. The strategies are also deeply reflective and support staff, parents and the community’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.

As a primary school teacher for 17 years who used rewards and punishments and other tools to help discipline children, I have since changed my belief in these systems. I am passionate about sharing these necessary skills with schools and supporting teachers and parents to help their children access their intrinsic motivation to do what is asked of them. Rewards and punishments rely on extrinsic motivation and it is so 'rewarding' to help children realise their deep need to be co-operative and helpful through their natural desire to do so. It is about changing our ways of interpreting children’s behaviour and instead looking at unmet needs as the reason for children’s difficult behaviour.

If you would like to book a staff meeting at your school email flourishingchildhood@gmail.com