Behavioural problems

Peer relationships with children

Peer relationships with children

Children’s relationships with their peers form an integral part of their development. Not only does it help them to be happy during their childhood, it teaches them how to make friendships, work with colleagues and form partnerships as adults. Don’t expect too much too soon Babies and toddlers don’t necessarily take much notice of their

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What is a personality disorder?

What is a personality disorder?

A personality disorder is defined as: “a deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behaviour of a specified kind, typically apparent by the time of adolescence, causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society.” Put simply, a personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects the way a person thinks, behaves and

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The different ways in which teens and parents view social media

The different ways in which teens and parents view social media

Social media is possibly responsible for the biggest generation gap between those born before the 1980’s and those born after. Like any generational difference, there can be a tendency for the older ones to be critical and concerned about the hard to fathom behaviour of the younger tribe members. Twitters, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have

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Preventing childhood obesity

Preventing childhood obesity

Kids in the UK are among the most obese in Europe. Not good. Being overweight at such a young age means our children are at grave risk of developing lifelong health problems. There is much that we can do as responsible parents to prevent this. So why don’t we just get on with it? Most

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Reclaiming your bed at night

Reclaiming your bed at night

We all need a good night’s sleep, but when you have children, for various reasons, the prescribed eight hours of complete rest is often not possible. This is exacerbated when you can’t get your child to sleep in their own bed at night. When your child appears at your bed through the night, you often

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Chores and responsibilities

Chores and responsibilities

Do your kids pull their weight when it comes to household chores? Not all parents agree that children should be asked to participate in keeping the home running smoothly. If you do encourage your kids to get involved, it can sometimes feel like it’s more effort than it’s worth. The constant need to nag and

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