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Gentle Teaching

Gentle teaching is a non-violent approach for helping people with special needs and sometimes challenging behaviors.

It focuses on four primary goals of care-giving:

  • teaching the person to feel safe with the care giver
  • teaching the person to feel engaged with the care giver
  • teaching the person to feel unconditionally loved by the care giver
  • teaching the person to feel loving towards the care giver

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