ADHD AND TEENS

ADHD AND TEENS

ADHD and Teens – growing up with this disorder presents some unique challanges for youth today. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions of people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or...
FORGET ABOUT BEING THE PERFECT PARENT

FORGET ABOUT BEING THE PERFECT PARENT

We all strive to be that perfect parent, one that has the perfect response in any situation, always provides the best advise, and never over-reacts. Clearly an impossible feat, but nevertheless something we all aim to achieve. But it’s OK to be less than perfect...
WHY IS MY TEENAGER CUTTING?

WHY IS MY TEENAGER CUTTING?

The modern teenager is under immense social and academic pressure. Not only are teenagers going through rapid hormonal and brain changes, their social life is also rapidly changing with the advancement of social media. Some parents struggle to maintain a healthy...
EASING ACADEMIC STRESS IN THE HOME

EASING ACADEMIC STRESS IN THE HOME

Academic pressure is a major source of anxiety and stress for many children and teens. As a parent, you want what is best for your child. Here are a few pointers to help you ease the academic pressure your child might be feeling. Have a stress free homework routine....
HELPING TEENS COPE WITH PEER PRESSURE

HELPING TEENS COPE WITH PEER PRESSURE

Peer pressure is a topic that we are all familiar with. Regardless of age, the urge to change our behaviour to fit in with a certain group of people will always be present. For teens, this may be more visible as they navigate through life, build relationships and try...
GIVE BULLYING THE BOOT!

GIVE BULLYING THE BOOT!

Did you know that 23% of kids who were victims of frequent bullying had sought help for psychiatric problems before age 30? Additionally, 20% of people who were bullies themselves as children, had a mental health problem that needed medical treatment as a teen or...