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Why Are Teens Today Cutting?

...at might be causing them to self-harm because understanding this is key. When you discover that your child is hurting themselves it can be tempting to go into “micromanagement mode” to ensure their safety and reduce your own anxiety, but over-reacting can escalate your child’s distress and potentially also their self-harm. It’s difficult, but finding the right balance between intervening to prevent self-harm and allowing your child to retain...

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Is NAPLAN Putting Too Much Pressure On Young Kids?

...o help students produce top marks so they rank well on the My School website and well-meaning parents inadvertently add to this pressure by paying too much attention to test performance. Publishers are capitalising on NAPLAN anxiety by selling books “designed for parents who want to help their children and for teachers who wish to prepare their class of the NAPLAN tests”. These books are so popular that one has hit the best seller list. Is...

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Don’t Diet, Change Your Food Philosophy Instead

...ght. Calorie math drives your food choices, and foods become “good” and “bad” (sort of like a dietary naughty and nice list). Eat “good” foods and you feel strong, healthy, and in control. Eat “bad” foods and you’re hit with anxiety, guilt, and self-loathing. But here’s the thing. There aren’t good and bad foods – it’s all just food. Food is fuel. Sure, some foods offer your body a better, longer la ...

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5 Tips To Get You Through A Breakup

...but your heart WILL heal Relationship breakups are awful. Regardless of who made the final decision to end things, there’s the awkward separating of belongings, grief over what’s been lost, sadness at what will never be, and anxiety around the big black question mark that now hangs over your future. The pain of a breakup is unavoidable and there’s no quick fix for a broken heart, but there are things you can do to keep your head above water...

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What Is Mindfulness And Why Should I Try It?

...and now. this…the present isn’t nearly as stressful as the future There’s nothing wrong with thinking about the past or the future, but if your head is constantly buzzing – you’re more vulnerable to stress, anxiety, and low mood. The solution? Spend some time in the present. Formal meditation is one way to be present, but mindfulness isn’t just about meditation. There are other things you can do in your daily life to be more...

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How To Cope With Negative Emotions

...ress in the short-term, but longer-term it doesn’t help you to resolve the issue that’s triggered your distress and it can sometimes create additional distress. Drinking – for example – might help you to cope with your anxiety in social situations, but it can also strain relationships and make you feel worse about yourself longer-term. Likewise, binge eating might help to distract you from loneliness at the time, but it can trigger...

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How To Cope Returning To Work Post Baby

...comes to household chores, shopping and meal-planning. You can try ordering groceries online, out-sourcing chores like ironing, and preparing meals to be frozen for later. Remember, it’s impossible to do it all yourself, so letting yourself ‘off the hook’ is key. Brittany McGill is a clinical psychologist who completed her postgraduate clinical training at the University of New South Wales. She is interested in anxiety and mood disorders...

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Turning Annoying Worry Into Helpful Worry

...ou go to lose? 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, borderline...

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5 Dos + Don’ts For Offering Helpful Help

...n gently help them to see the positives – but don’t be afraid to listen to your loved ones fears or let them take a break from the negatives for a while, doing so might help them to let go of some of their distress. 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,...

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Parenting: How To Parent Active, Inattentive Toddlers

...follow through with instructions, your child learns that they don’t need to listen to what you say. Praise Good Listening If your child complies with a request and demonstrates good listening, praise their efforts. 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,...

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