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Surviving Christmas: 6 Tips To Help You Enjoy The Holidays

...stmas instead. You’ll enjoy it more. Tip #5: Pick Your Battles Christmas day can be an emotional minefield. Most people have at least one family member who pushes their buttons, and it can be hard not to react to challenging behaviour. While it’s good to be assertive, when our buttons are pushed it’s a fine line between assertiveness and aggression and we can end up saying something we can’t take back. Time with family over Christmas is...

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Parenting: How To Parent Your Anxious Teen

...o keep the peace and avoid a confrontation, but when your child isn’t coping sometimes the worst thing you can do is give them too much leeway. Your instincts may tell you to be more flexible and let rudeness or oppositional behaviour go so you don’t upset your child further, but being too flexible can actually increase your child’s distress. Consistent boundaries make a child’s environment predictable, and predictability is what helps kids and...

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4 Tips To Build Confidence In Kids

...me let your child decide what activity they’d like to do with you. Make your time together as positive as possible by joining in and looking interested (even if you’re not) and praising your child for appropriate behaviour. Avoid criticising your child, giving commands, or asking too many questions during quality time, the goal is to make your time together as positive as possible. Tip #3: Help Your Child Develop Independence When...

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Acceptance: A New Way Of Coping

...e pain we’ve experience. Natalie is a warm and compassionate registered psychologist with a Masters of Clinical Psychology degree who is experienced in various evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She specialises in working with adults and teens experiencing major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders,...

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Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? 6 Tips To Help You Break Your Habit

...friends on Facebook. But before you know it, your baby is looking to engage with you and seeking your eye contact and attention. A few months later, you realise your little of bundle of joy isn’t a baby anymore, but a toddler who’s fully aware that they don’t have your full attention. Our children crave and need our full attention to feel secure and loved. They also have a highly tuned radar for noticing when they’re not...

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How To Manage Work Stress

...physically possible for me to have it for you by then. What do you suggest we do?” Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and challenging behaviour....

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5 Pieces Of Parenting Wisdom We’d All Do Well To Follow

...ecisions. Find the right balance. Don’t forget to have fun. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, and has a special interest in working with anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and challenging behaviour....

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Hacuna Matata!

...like a ball of string they need to untangle, or having lots of thoughts that must be worked out in order to cope. Worrying is viewed as a type of problem solving strategy that requires attention. They may engage therefore in behaviours that allow them time to worry, such as going for a walk or lying in bed to worry out their problems. But dedicated worry time like this isn’t always helpful because worrying can create more worries. Other people...

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Has Healthy Eating Become Toxic?

...em. Switch your food focus and grow a healthier relationship with food as a result. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialises in anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and challenging behaviour....

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Depression: Men Get Depression Too

...eking guidance from a doctor when you have cancer weak? Probably not. Seeking help for depression or anxiety is no different. Beyond Blue have recently released a new website that addresses the mental health and help-seeking behaviour of Australian men – www.mantherapy.org.au. It’s a great site. Have a look yourself or pass the information on to the men in your life. Taking action may not be as hard as you think. Amanda Hale is a...

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