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

...ronment and are a valuable source of knowledge. If you do have concerns about your child’s readiness for school, don’t assume they will magically catch-up. Kids who start school before they’re ready can suffer blows to their self-esteem and this can have longer lasting effects on their attitude towards school and learning. Trust your parental instincts but remember, it’s not a race – kids who start school slightl ...

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How to Support Your Anxious Child

...ologist with more than 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. She has a special interest in working with adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, self-harm, school refusal, self-esteem issues, family breakdown, behavioural difficulties, HSC and school-stress. Her areas of expertise with children include developmental and behavioural difficulties, emotion reg ...

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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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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: How To Parent Your Anxious Teen

...be harder. When you feel yourself relenting keep this in mind – your child will continue to experience anxiety regardless of whether you intervene or not but its wasteful anxiety; it serves no other purpose than to make your child feel awful. The anxiety your child experiences when they confront anxiety provoking situations is productive anxiety, it’s a stepping stone towards your child being rid ...

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6 Steps To Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids

...al and adaptive way. The first step is awareness of emotions, followed by knowing how to act on them. Research says that if we foster emotional awareness in our children, they become more resilient, and have higher levels of self-esteem and confidence. Emotional awareness also helps our children to manage their reactions to strong emotions in more helpful and healthy way, rather than reacting aggressively or by withdrawing. S ...

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How Can I Tell If My Child Has OCD?

...nd some kids will find it hard to explain why they feel the need to perform their rituals other than to say they have to do it ‘until it feels right’. If you’re questioning whether your child needs professional help, ask yourself this: If my child can’t finish their ritual do they become distressed? Are my child’s rituals interrupting our family life? Do my child’s rituals ...

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Self-Care In A Fast Paced World

6 Tips For Self-Care Busy People Will Love BY LIZA CHERVONSKY Think you don’t have time for self-care? Think again Self-care is crucial to maintaining emotional health and wellbeing. Many of us are well aware of the importance of self-care, but in a fast paced world it becomes increasingly difficult to find the time to put ourselves first. Self-care starts to feel like a luxury, but in actual fact, it&rsqu ...

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What Is ‘Whole Brain’ Parenting?

...d you to come in for your bath. It’s upsetting when you have to stop doing something fun to do something you don’t really want to do”. Remember that while the issue might seem trivial to you, it’s real and upsetting for your child. Dismissing your child’s concerns or responding with logic will only keep them stuck. Tip #2: Help Your Child Calm Down If your child is really distressed, their action ...

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