SELF HARM

SELF HARM

Why is it so important to take Self Harm seriously? Definition of Self harm according to NICE 2004 “Intentional self poisoning or injury, irrespective of the apparent purpose of the act.” Cutting is the most common method of self-harm. At least 17% of...
KNOW THEIR LIMITS – HOW MUCH SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS?

KNOW THEIR LIMITS – HOW MUCH SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS?

Are you worried that your children are becoming addicted to their screens? In this world of ever evolving technology, it’s always a challenge to ensure that our children have the tech skills that they need, without allowing them to spend too much time on the myriad of...
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....