the center of education and caregiving
In many cultures, both in education of children and caregiving for people with special needs, the focus often is on developing functional skills and modifying behaviors. Especially when the behavior of a child or adult is disapproved of, the strategies to modify the behavior often are domineering and oppressing.
Gentle Teaching doesn't focus on modifying behaviors or developing functional skills. Our main focus is on developing undoncitional safe and loving relationships with children and adults who need our support. In these relationships we want to be able to support the persons when life is challenging for them and we want to help them develop there own stratagies to deal with the challenges of life.
On this website you can read why we choose for this strategy and how we develop these unconditional relationships.