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…

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…

A Silent Cry for Help: Understanding Self-harm

I watched the middle aged waitress at the restaurant assist her customers with their orders, awaiting my turn.  I had seen her there many times, but she usually wore long sleeves.  Today she had on a tee shirt.  I noticed her arms were fully tattooed.  I began to study the tattoos and saw that below Read More…