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How to Support Your Anxious Child

...it comes to your child and their abilities. Encourage and reinforce their efforts and competence. Discourage perfectionism. Tip #6: Minimise Your Child’s Avoidant Behaviours and Your Over-Protection of Them Avoidance fosters anxiety so help your child to take small and achievable steps towards overcoming their fears. Minimise reassurances and checking type questions e.g. ‘Are you alright? Are you sure?’, as ...

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Avoidance vs. Exposure

...le goals so that you see that even though you might think you can’t, you can cope with your anxiety. A graduated approach to exposure might seem confusing, but when you’re unsure, just remember this. Avoidance increases your anxiety, exposure reduces your anxiety and increases your freedom. Andreas is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience. He works with adolescents, HSC and university students, adults, ...

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How Can I Tell If My Child Has OCD?

...ctive response is to do whatever will make your child feel better, but unfortunately accommodation feeds the OCD and makes it bigger, stronger, and harder to manage in the long-term. Working out whether to seek help for your child’s anxiety can be a tricky process. It’s not uncommon for kids to display symptoms that mimic OCD – kids who thrive on order and routine for example but not as a symptom of OCD – and some kids ...

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What Can I Do To Feel Less Anxious?

...nstead. Yes this will make you anxious – but feeling anxious isn’t always bad, and not all anxiety is the same. There are two different types of anxiety – ‘wasteful anxiety’ and ‘productive anxiety’. The difference? Wasteful anxiety is the anxiety you’re living with right now – it’s relentless and exhausting, and it serves no real pu ...

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5 Tips To Help You Use A Behaviour Chart…Correctly

...few of the more common pitfalls. Here are our tips for successfully using behaviour charts to improve your child’s behaviour. Tip #1: Set a Behaviour Goal Make sure your behaviour goal is developmentally appropriate for your child. If your expectations are too high your child won’t be able to succeed no matter how hard they try. When setting goals, make sure they’re specific and only work on one or two goals at a time &ndash ...

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7 Tips To Help Your Child With Separation and Divorce

...you child is misbehaving remember they’re not being “bad”, they’re struggling to deal with the changes in their family. Help express with words what they’re really upset about. Tip #2: Spend Time With Your Child Engaging in activities with your child, one-on-one, will help to maintain a strong bond between you, and give the message to your child that although the family is changing, you will stil ...

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5 Tips To Help Your Teen Beat An Eating Disorder

...sical health and well-being, is incomprehensible. And this divide is exactly what eating disorders play on. Parents become frustrated that their child won’t ‘just eat’ and the eating disorder successfully pits parent against child. The more isolated and misunderstood the child feels, the more they turn to their eating disorder to cope. Score one to the eating disorder. Eating Disorders will convince teens food is ‘unne ...

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School Readiness: How Can I Know If My Child Is Ready For School?

...perception that academic skills are an important indicator of school readiness, but this is not the case. A child who can read, write, and identify colours, numbers, and shapes is not necessarily more ready for school than a child who can’t. Remember school is where your child learns these skills; they don’t need to have strong academic skills before they hit kindergarten. Indicators in other areas are far more telling of your Read More

4 Fast Ways To Help Your Child Manage Anger

...ressed in their family, just to name a few. Does your child manage anger well? As a parent, it’s helpful to reflect on how you manage and express your own anger, how your parents responded to your anger when you were a child, and how you now react to your child when they’re angry. Like every emotion, it’s important that you validate and normalise your child’s experience of anger, but you also need to h ...

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Parenting Anxious Kids

...your anxious child, ask what would I do if my child wasn’t anxious? Your child may need your compassion, but they also need your boundaries. A clinical psychologist can assist you in developing effective tools to manage your child’s anxiety and misbehaviour. Brittany McGill is a clinical psychologist registrar who completed her postgraduate clinical training at the University of New South Wales. S ...

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