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Does My Child Have Separation Anxiety?

Intrinsic to our humanity is a need to feel safe, familiar and secure. A child’s earliest attachments are where they find these needs being met and when they know who they can..

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8 Ways to Help Your Child Manage Fear

Fear is a normal and inescapable part of being human. We all have things we’re afraid of, whether that's a real threat or something we know is irrational. Children and young..

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Is My Child Developmentally Behind?

As parents, life is full of worries about our children. When they're babies, we worry when they don’t seem to stop crying and whether they are getting enough milk. As they get..

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The Impact of Puberty on Mental Health

For many young people, the transition from childhood to adulthood can be a confusing and overwhelming time. It’s a time of physical, emotional, psychological and social change..

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Modelling Positive Behaviour: A Parent's Guide

Do we behave in ways we want our children to behave? When you are telling your child ‘that's enough screen time’, do you then reach for your phone and start scrolling? We know..

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Tackling Back to School Anxiety

Hands up who felt anxious when it was time to go back to school following the summer break? Yeah, me too… The worries could vary from which class I was going into; to who I would..

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Using Visual Support at Home: An Overview

As a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), I often recommend parents and schools use visual support as it can benefit so many children. I am aware however, that ‘visual support’ is..

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Moving to a New School: Supporting Your Child's Mental Health

The experience of starting a new school can spark a whole host of feelings for children. For some the prospect of change leads to excitement and curiosity, for others it can mean..

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The importance of endings in your child's counselling sessions

In sales terminology, the mantra of ‘ABC - Always be Closing’ is often used. This means that from the second the salesperson begins, they’re focussing on that end goal of making..

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Helping Your Autistic Child to Have Fun on Holiday!

Holidays can be a stressful experience for a child with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). Children with ASC thrive on routine and familiarity and going on holiday means your child..

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