Most healthy children are busy, active and constantly running around. But if your child has been given a diagnosis of ADHD, you’ll be looking for answers. Understanding your child and [ … ]
Children in Mind : Their mental health in today’s world and what we can do to help them
Are today’s children and teenagers more mentally distressed than they used to be, and if so, why? What is it about today’s world that seems not well suited to children? [ … ]
Keeping children safe
According to the late professor of psychiatry and infant mental health specialist, Daniel Stern, one of the psychological challenges facing parents, especially mothers or primary caregivers, is that of keeping [ … ]
Today’s Child – Raising 21st Century Kids
Today’s children are growing up in a different world to the one most of us experienced as children. Adapting to this new and constantly changing world is a challenge, not [ … ]
The Transgender Child
When a young boy repeatedly dresses up as a girl, behaves like a girl and is absolutely determined to be treated as if he were a girl, it can put [ … ]
Why you should play team sport, whatever your age!
I often find myself recommending to parents that their troubled children should play a team sport. It isn’t the cure-all, and there are usually a multitude of other aspects to [ … ]
Playing with games and toys that are not digital
Some children as young as two years old can navigate their way around cel phones, laptops and ipads. Toys and games are fast going out of fashion. New millenium kids [ … ]
Playing makes children happy!
As a psychologist I am privileged to be able to spend a lot of time with children doing play therapy. This gives me a unique and special opportunity to see [ … ]
When your child needs you less!
For some people, the hardest part of being a parent is knowing when and how to let go. When it comes to the psychology of babies and young children, everyone [ … ]
Does your child have anxiety?
When children are distressed, they often don’t show it and they can’t always find the words to say how they are feeling. Anxiety in children can manifest in a number [ … ]