NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THERAPEUTIC PARENTS
Bringing hope and light into the lives of families, everyday
Access to world renowned online and face to face training free or at a heavily discounted rate.
Access to local and virtual Listening Circles - a chance to unwind and offload with other parents facing similar challenges.
Access to our expert run helpline as well as our Members Facebook Group, for 24/7 support worldwide.
Access to NAOTP Resources to share with schools, social workers, family and other supporting professionals.
Therapeutic Parenting is a highly nurturing parenting approach, with empathy at it’s core
We use firm but fair boundaries and routines to aid the development of new neural pathways in the brain so children may gain trust in adults. And so their lower brain(survival brain) may connect with their higher brain (prefrontal cortex/thinking brain) so they can link cause and effect.
Using boundaries and routines helps children to understand there is consistency and predictably in their lives (they know they will have breakfast, lunch and tea plus snacks). TP advises you use visual timetables to support you children with this.
Respond with empathy using the PACE model (playfulness to connect and diffuse a situation, acceptance of the child whilst not accepting of aggression, curiosity to detect your child’s need all steeped in empathy).
"A highly nurturing parenting approach, with empathy
at it's core."