Help For Children Who Catastrophise

Do you have a child that catastrophises or blows things out of proportion? How often have they managed to turn small problems into much bigger ones? Help for Children Who Catastrophise Some argue that by presuming the worst, this buffers against possible feelings of...

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Does Your Child Give Up Easily?

"It's too hard!" "I give up!" Does your child quickly abandon tasks or lose interest in things? We're not born with all the skills to get things done successfully. We learn them. How to Build Goal-Directed Persistence Goal-Directed Persistence is an important...

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How to Improve Your Child’s Cognitive Flexibility

How does your child respond to plans suddenly changing? Do they struggle with their emotions, lack the ability to adjust or problem-solve where need be? If you have a child that struggles to go with the flow, you may find that it takes extra time, energy and planning...

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Should You Be Worried About Your Child’s Worries?

There are many kinds of normal fears and worries children have as a part of growing up. Separating from Mum, loud noises, animals, media events, being in a new place or being around new people, can elicit a fearful and anxious response. Children of all ages experience...

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7 Ways to Build Resilience in Your Family

Why is Resilience in Childhood Important? We have all heard that resilience is important for a child's wellbeing. A resilient child copes better with problems, bounces back from adversity and builds upon their strengths to adapt to a changing world. In addition to...

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Helping Children Cope With Separation Anxiety

Is Your Child Struggling With Separation Anxiety? Separation anxiety is characterised by irrational fears of separation and abandonment by close attachment figures. Close attachment figures may be parents, partners and even pets. Although separation anxiety can affect...

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3 Ways Parents Can Demonstrate Resilience

It's important for parents to look for ways to demonstrate resilience at home, at school and in other environments. Parents are the first and most important example of a healthy response to anxiety-provoking situations. Although we all feel anxious from time to time,...

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Executive Skills Your Child Needs to Succeed

Coping Skills to Achieve Success at School "A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes We're not born with all the skills to get things done successfully. Biological factors can influence how these...

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4 Ways To Help Your Child With Emotional Control

Is Your Child Struggling To Control Their Emotions? Does your child hold it together at school all day, but then falls apart as soon as they get home? They may struggle because of weak emotional control. We are often introduced to children who find controlling their...

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How to Encourage a Child to Talk About Their Feelings

Learning About Feelings is Important For People of All Ages Children who are able to understand and manage their feelings in a healthy way are more likely to stay calm in challenging situations and enjoy life experiences. Help Your Child Understand Different Kinds of...

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