When children and parents begin living in blended family situation, they bring with it a variety of complex issues that need to be addressed and navigated to create (fairly) harmonious living arrangements.
Recent research highlights the necessity to teach our boys an emotional language. This is because an emotional language builds empathy and connection to others.
In terms of the “what now” following on from the initial shock and grief from the bushfires, what can we expect in terms of our children’s mental health?
Parents doing the HSC often say their biggest worries about their teens are studying too much, or not studying at all or very little. How do we stay calm and survive?
Communicating improves your bond and encourages them to listen to you. By walking, and not having to sit and look at someone while talking, they can say what comes to mind.
Our kids are one of the most connected in the world – yet anxiety and depression rates are increasing. Are smartphones the cause? Are they the evil devices that we sometimes make them out to be?
These are our children between the ages of 9-13. They are not quite a teenager, and not a child anymore. Your once adorable, cuddly, little child, who loved a kiss and a cuddle, suddenly woke up one morning and is different.
Primary-school aged children and teenagers can have separation anxiety. So as a parent, what should you look out for and what can you do to help?