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Replace Old Habits With New Ones

...ve consequences follow a behaviour that behaviour is less likely to reoccur. We see this in parenting. If your child leaves the house without making their bed and you give in and make it for them (a positive outcome for your child), your child is more likely to leave their bed unmade on an ongoing basis. If you leave their bed unmade on the other hand, and tell your child that because you found their bed unmade you’d li ...

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Parenting: Are You A Helicopter Parent?

...ies Next time you have the urge to jump in to help your child, try waiting a couple of days and see if they manage to cope by themselves. If they still need your help, approach problem-solving in a way that develops your child’s skills, confidence and resilience. Amanda Hale is a registered psychologist and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Candidate at the Australian National University. She enjoys working with children, adolescents an ...

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4 Tips For Raising Kind Kids

...elings that sometimes get in the way of being kind – anger, jealousy, shame. Help your child understand that it’s ok to feel this way, but feelings like this don’t have to get in the way of kindness. It’s possible to feel angry and still act with kindness anyway. Amanda Hale is a registered psychologist and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Candidate at the Australian National University. She enjoys working with children, adolescents a ...

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Depression: Men Get Depression Too

...d 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 registered psychologist and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Candidate at the Australian National University. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults,...

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3 Good Reasons To Slow Your Coffee Consumption

...ased treatment plan to help them achieve their goals. Rebecca has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, and has a special interest in working with anxiety (including panic disorder, generalised anxiety, social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder), emotional regulation difficulties, depression and procrastination. She completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technolo ...

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Screen Time With Kids: How Much Is Too Much?

...evelopment and attachment may be missed. What Does The Research Say? For starters, the content of what kids watch is important. Overall there is limited research that has studied the long term effects of screen time in young children. Some research has shown that fast paced children’s shows (such as action cartoons) with rapid changing screens are correlated with later attentional problems in children. This makes sense, if we can unders ...

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Parenting Teens: Turning Conflict Into Compromise

A Collaborative Approach To Parenting Teens BY SCARLETT GILL It can be incredibly challenging when your child is suddenly no longer that sweet, eager to please angel. Instead, your child has now become aloof, quiet, oppositional and argumentative. Often parents respond to these changes by increasing consequences such as grounding, removing TV/IPads/Laptops etc. However, many parents find that while these punishments were effective when their...

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Parenting Teens: How Can I Help My Teen Make Good Decisions?

...ituation: Will it matter in the longer term if my teen makes a decision I don’t agree with? Is it more important for my teen to do what I want them to do or for them to practice making decisions? If my teen gets it wrong what might they learn that will help them make a better decision next time? Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults,...

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Childhood Lessons: How Much Do They Impact Adult Life?

...er people, and what to expect of life in general. Children quickly learn what to do to avoid criticism and how to elicit praise and attention in their experiences with family, at school, and with other significant adults and children in their lives. A child with a violent parent for example, may learn that keeping quiet, agreeing, and avoiding confrontation is important. A child who is given positive attention only when they ...

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Getting Through Your Pregnancy

...eaking to a clinical psychologist. Emotions Some women aren’t impacted emotionally throughout their pregnancy, but some experience distress. With all the extra hormones, pregnancy can be an emotional time. Pre and post natal anxiety and depression are relatively common, with approximately a quarter of women symptoms of anxiety and depression in the two years after their pregnancy. The loss of a pregnancy can cause feelings of grief and...

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