What if we supported differently?

Thanks to scientific advances in brain development, we now know that harmonious human development is a process that requires time, empathy, kindness, and a healthy and safe environment.

The quality of our social relationships has profound impacts on our human experiences as well as on our brain development throughout our lives.

The positive approach proposes to analyze human phenomena by taking into account the nature of the person, the brain development, the quality of our attachments, the level of maturity, emotions, needs and the possible emotional blockages that can affect a person’s behaviors.

The developmental and positive approach is


A posture imbued with empathty, kindness and positive leadership.


A combination of concepts resulting from research in the fields of developmental psychology, affective, social and cognitive neurosciences, attachment and positive psychology.


Establishing, as often as possible, optimal conditions to promote well-being from which resilience, positive self-esteem, strengths, and psychosocial skill will emerge.

Supervision clinique

Orienting your actions (attitudes, words, gestures) towards the search for solutions so that the child, the teen and even the adult can develop the necessary competencies to regulate his emotions and adapt his behaviors.


Learning how to decipher behaviors to understand the underlying emotions and needs.

Mettre en place des repères

Providing boundaries, limits and rules adapted to the child’s development level (or teen) in order to foster their feeling of security.

Take a first small step towards change

A safe, empathetic and caring environment is built through small daily actions. Every day you say kind words, encourage efforts and offer your emotional support but, do you stop to acknowledge these gestures? Sometimes we just need to be more mindful of the positive impacts of these little things and do a bit more each day.

Permissive approach?

Maybe you have heard that this approach is permissive
and that it strongly encourages the avoidance of frustration for the young person.

This statement could not be more wrong!

In the contrary, the positive developmental approach suggests that adults find their reassuring posture (alpha posture). The goal is to be able to support young people through a confident and solid posture that can guide them in dealing with frustration and strong emotions.