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…