Behavioural problems

Risks to children in the home

Risks to children in the home

The home is a safe haven for our families, our go-to place when the need for space and sanity strike. But it is also the most dangerous environment our young children inhabit, mainly because they spend so much time there; they have so much freedom there, relative to when they are outside the house. How

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Dealing with defiant children

Dealing with defiant children

It’s a situation that all parents have been in. You ask your kids to do something, they dig their heels in pretty deeply and say no. For most kids this will generally be something that happens now and again but if it looks like it’s starting to become the norm then you’ll want to try

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Three strategies children use when dealing with emotions

Three strategies children use when dealing with emotions

The earlier we are supported to accept our difficult feelings, the easier it will be in the longer term to process and release them. However, because it is part of the human condition to want to avoid pain, there is a common tendency for all of us to develop clever behavioural strategies in order to

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Avoid indulging the baby of the family

Avoid indulging the baby of the family

There are certain things that most parents swear that they are not going to do, and then they end up doing them! One of the classics is the intention not to indulge or ‘spoil’ the youngest child. Letting your child develop Indulging can be subtle or overt, whilst from the outside it looks as if

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Making time for family

Making time for family

Hectic schedules can really get in the way of family time. Even if you manage to spend a decent amount of time with each member of your family every week, how often do you all get to spend quality time together? Many families find one parent is rushing off to football training with one child

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Helping your child with Dyslexia

Helping your child with Dyslexia

It is estimated that around 10% of the British population are affected by dyslexia. If you suspect that your child may be one of them then you’ll be keen to get a diagnosis. The earlier children are diagnosed with the condition the better, as their treatment will be more effective. What is dyslexia? Although dyslexia

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