Julie and Ginger discuss why rewards and punishments don’t work for traumatized children. What are rewards? What are punishments? What are consequences? Why don’t they work and what should we do? Alternative methods, where relationships are primary, are presented. They explore how to look underneath the behavior instead of simply punishing the behavior. Ginger says, “We want our children to get back up when knocked down. We want them to believe in themselves.” It’s important that children not see failure as an endpoint, but actually, a starting point to grow
Registration is open for our 5th annual Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference - Feb 20-25, 2022. There are both in-person & virtual options. For more information about this conference go to: www.attachmenttraumanetwork.org/conference This conference is for educators and all who work in schools and child-caring organizations. Here you can learn more about the conference and register. It's a fantastic gathering of those leading and growing the trauma-informed education movement. We hope to see you there!