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Autism: Helping Your Child With Social Skills - Tips for Parents

Posted by Dan Jones on April 4, 2017 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)


When I was a teenager I didn’t have very good social skills. What helped me develop social skills was discovering hypnosis. I developed an interest in hypnosis for all the wrong reasons, I thought it would be a good way to control my environment – or at least the people in it. As I started learning I discovered that hypnosis has very little to do with manipulation and control of others, and is actually to do with communication skills. Social skills are something most children...

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Autism: Understanding Your Child's Behaviour - Tips for Parents

Posted by Dan Jones on April 4, 2017 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Those with autism often respond in a primal way. They want one message communicated to them, and will usually communicate one message back. They will be happy, sad, angry, anxious, they often struggle with subtle emotions like annoyance. This isn’t to say they don’t experience subtle emotions, but they find it difficult to recognise them if they do experience them, so they will often feel angry and be angry, they won’t feel annoyed which in most people would lead to a more m...

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Autism: Communicating With Your Child - Tips for Parents

Posted by Dan Jones on April 4, 2017 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Communication is different depending on the individual child. Those with low-functioning autism may struggle to understand and comprehend some things, whereas those with high-functioning autism may understand and comprehend more, but may find it boring or illogical, and so not be interested in listening, and then there are all of the people in-between. As someone with autism I have always found it easier to understand and communicate with animals than people. This is because animals generally...

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Autism: Dealing With Anger - Tips for Parents

Posted by Dan Jones on April 4, 2017 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Those with autism often have extremes of emotion, they can be calm one minute and angry the next, sometimes without any obvious cause. This can be intimidating and frightening for parents. There are some helpful ways to manage anger. Obviously, the best way to manage anger is to reduce the chances of anger occurring. To do this a parent can find ways of communicating which, as far as possible, don’t create opposition. This isn’t saying don’t put boundaries in place, just red...

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Solution Focused Parenting Support Cuts Youth Crime By 68% - New Book Press Release

Posted by Dan Jones on June 28, 2012 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

New book by Humanistic Solution Focused Therapist Dan Jones, ‘Using a Humanistic Solution Focused Approach with Parents & Families to Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour & Youth Offending’ (Available from the

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Humanistic Solution Focused Parenting Support to Reduce Youth Criminal Offending

Posted by Dan Jones on April 6, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

“Working with parents to reduce & prevent youth offending and re-offending”

For the last five years I have been working intensively with the Youth Offending Service to offer parenting support to parents of young people at risk of offending or already offending to reduce youth offending rates. Here is a brief summary of my findings. I offered a service to 321 families and tracked the youth offending rates for a year, and tracked 91 of the families over a three y...

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