Sensitive issues

choosing a counsellor for your child

Choosing a counsellor for your child

There are myriad reasons why your child may benefit from counselling. Perhaps they have suffered from bullying, illness, the death of a loved one or another traumatic event. Or it may simply be the case that you child finds it challenging to manage their emotions and behaviour in general. Counselling for children requires a different

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Is your teen mixing with the wrong crowd

Is your teen mixing with the wrong crowd

As much as you might like to, you can’t choose your kids’ friends for them. As they grow into teenagers, children form strong bonds with people they connect with. But what if you don’t like those people and feel they are being a bad influence on your offspring? Teenagers are naturally drawn towards groups of

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Helping shy teenagers

Helping shy teenagers

Of course, there is nothing wrong with being a little shy but sometimes that bashfulness can stop us from taking part in things and achieving goals. This can be particularly damaging in teenagers as they begin to make their own way in the world. But in many kids, shyness reaches a peak in early adolescence,

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Is your child being bullied for being ginger

Is your child being bullied for being ginger

Jokes can easily be labelled as being sexist, ageist, racist or bigoted. People telling them at work or in school can be, and often are reprimanded, and rightly so. However, make a joke about a person’s hair colour and it’s often a different story. The majority of redheads will have been teased about their hair

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Internet trolls

Internet Trolls

In October of this year the government announced new laws that could see internet trolls facing up to two years in prison. At the time, justice secretary Chris Grayling said that by quadrupling the maximum jail term from six months to two years he was taking “a stand against a baying cyber-mob”. But are these

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confidentiality for teenagers

Confidentiality for teenagers

Medical problems can often feel embarrassing. Add into the mix the daily torment of adolescent awkwardness and you begin to understand why teens with medical issues find it so hard to share their problems. An assurance of confidentiality for teenagers can be a crucial factor in encouraging them to seek help for their emotional and

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