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How To Cope with the Christmas Holidays with Children at Home

Vacanze di Natale e Bambini Istruzioni per l’Uso

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching. For many people this means having to think about purchasing the right gifts for their friends and relatives. For others, the holiday seasons may trigger difficult feelings such as feeling under pressure and stressed out. Parents of young children for example usually get to the end of the holiday …

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What is ADHD?

What is ADHD

When we as adults observe children, we can see and admire their energy and their ability just to try something out without giving it too much thought. As they enter school, we might notice their difficulty to sit still for long periods of time or to listen to a lesson’s content the entire time. But …

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Understanding Why Your Child Might Show Difficult Behaviour

Understanding Why Your Child Might Show Difficult Behaviour

Many children referred to mental health services are referred for behavioural difficulties. Although on the surface the referrals often seem very similar, the underlying stories are always very different. Behaviour is a form of communication. It tells you something about what a person might think or feel – i.e. what is going on inside them. …

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When Separation Anxiety Starts Interfering with Everyday Life

When Separation Anxiety Starts Interfering with Everyday Life

Separation anxiety is a common part of development for babies and toddlers. They often experience separation anxiety as they develop an understanding about their dependence on their caregivers. Typically, separation anxiety dissipates as the child learns that they are well looked after by other adults whom the caregiver trusts and therefore that they can cope …

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