Q. If a parent is not living with the family and has personally abused the child either physically or emotionally – do you still say present the basic foundation suppressions? Won’t the child conclude then that abusive behaviour is okay?
A. The Goulding Method is a process that allows the individual child to develop a positive self-esteem, which will assist them to deal with their world.
If it is inappropriate to include the absent parent by name, the professional consultant would suggest alternative suggestions, which then allows the individual child to decide.
Remember the method is not a therapy; it merely assists the child to develop a positive I’m okay belief.
Individual needs must be addressed by a qualified professional in the case of an abused child.