So to summarise….why is it important to understand the history of an individual?
– whether nature or nuture, what has happened to them has contributed to who they are today and skills they inherently possess will be present in their past conduct
-Understanding a history can allow strategies and responses to be more informed
-Being aware of our own experience based bias can help us to not prejudge anothers conduct and instead allow us to be curious as to causes and contributing factors
-A child’s history may inform the view they have of themselves – good or bad. We can use our relationship to frame their narrative to hinge on more positive events.
-Teaching of skills relies on knowledge of the past – where are they starting from? Where do they need to go next?