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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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    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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    Reaching Out For Help

    Reaching Out For Help

    Lots of people still have mixed feelings about using professional support, even during times of struggle. Fears of being judged or misunderstood can get in the way of admitting to personal difficulties. Many individuals and families continue to go it alone, even during time of increased pressure and stress. More People Are Asking For Help

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    Minimising the affects of ADHD

    Minimising the affects of ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-behavioural disorder that is linked with developmental difficulties. Classic symptoms include inattentiveness, being easily distracted, hyperactivity and impulsivity. 5-7% of children are diagnosed with this developmental disorder. Some simply cannot concentrate, others become disruptive, defiant and have trouble getting along with family, peers, or teachers. There are mixed

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    How children deal with difficult situations in life

    How children deal with difficult situations in life

    All parents want to protect their children, at some point your child will end up facing a difficult situation. However, how your child deals with that situation can be a great life lesson. Providing life skills needed throughout the teenage years and beyond. As much as we might like to be, we can’t be there

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