Teaching Teenagers Personal Boundaries.

Teenagers live in a culture where boundaries seem to be non-existent. So, teaching them about your own personal boundaries will help them think about developing their own boundaries and how to respect other people’s personal space, time and belongings. When I mention boundaries, don’t confuse it with household rules. Boundaries have more to do with Read More…

Bridging The Gap – now a Registered NDIS Provider

As of December, 2016, people who are currently receiving the NDIS package can now come to Bridging the Gap for funded Counselling sessions. The NDIS enables people with disability to take charge of their future, to live the life they choose. The NDIS empowers people to have choice and control to achieve their goals whether big Read More…

Encouraging Good Behaviour In Your Toddler

  Try these tips to encourage the behaviour you want in your child. Children do as you do. Your child watches you to get clues on how to behave in the world. You’re her role model, so use your own behaviour to guide her. What you do is often much more important than what you Read More…

Bonding With Baby

Strong and secure attachment is vital to your baby’s development. You can build attachment by learning to read your baby’s signals and knowing how to best respond to your baby’s needs. Attachment: the basics Attachment is the strong, long lasting bond between a baby and his caregiver. Secure attachment develops in response to consistent and sensitive Read More…

Social & Emotional Changes In Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of big social and emotional development for your child. It helps to know what to expect and how to support your child through the changes. Social changes and emotional changes: what to expect in adolescence Supporting social and emotional development Mental health and wellbeing Children with special needs Social changes and Read More…

Teenage Issues: What Teens Worry About

  Did you Know… Over three-quarters (78%) of children aged 11-14 years value family relationships. Over 80% of children aged 11-14 years want their parents to help them with stress, school problems and personal safety. It’s normal for teenagers to worry about things. Some common teenage issues are schoolwork, stress, bullying and body image. If Read More…

Connecting With Your School Age Child

Family relationships are still the biggest influence on your school-age child’s development. Fitting in with friends and finding role models are also important, and you can help your child with these parts of her social and emotional development. Understanding school-age children: the basics At school, your child is busy learning and making friends. This includes Read More…

Anxiety and Your Teen

Anxiety disorders in teenagers are serious mental health problems. An anxiety disorder affects how a young person thinks, feels and behaves. It’s important to seek professional help if you see any of the warning signs of anxiety disorders in your child. Normal anxiety, anxiety problems and anxiety disorders in teenagers Most normal anxiety is short-lived Read More…

Sibling fighting: what you need to know

‘Who said you could wear my clothes?’ ‘Get out of my room!’ ‘You’ve been on the computer for hours!’ It’s normal for teenage siblings to fight over all sorts of things. Teenage siblings argue just as much as younger children, but they tend to fight about different things. They might also use different and more Read More…

Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

Learn the Signs of Depression in Teens and How You Can Help Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the changes of puberty to questions about who they are and where they fit in. With all this turmoil and uncertainty, it isn’t always easy to differentiate between depression and normal teenage growing pains. But teen Read More…