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…

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…