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

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 emotional changes: what to expect in adolescence During adolescence, you’ll notice changes in the way your child interacts with family, friends and peers. Every child’s social and emotional development 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 your Read More…

Connecting With Your School Age Child

Understanding school-age children: the basics At school, your child is busy learning and making friends. This includes trying to understand the rules of life, learning about manners, values and what’s right and wrong, and finding role models like teachers and other trusted grown-ups. At the same time, your child’s brain is developing rapidly, bringing increased 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…

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