Children, teenagers and young adults can be caught in the crossfire of unhappy situations at home. For some young people, exposure to high conflict divorce, interpersonal violence and stressful home experiences can lead to complex mental health concerns and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), Developmental Trauma and a lifetime of increased […]READ MORE..
Finding a treatment program for your teenager or young adult is a difficult task and a decision that parents hope they will not have to make. However, for many parents making the right treatment choices for their child’s mental health, eating disorders or addiction treatment is the beginning of a new chapter for the whole family. Choosing the […]READ MORE..
Conduct Disorder is a complex mental health issue. It is usually diagnosed during the teenage years in young people who have experienced behavioural problems in their tweens and sometimes earlier. Young people diagnosed with Conduct Disorder may have had difficulties in school or educational settings, at home, in friendship groups and may have come to the […]READ MORE..
Mention ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and you may quickly be submerged in a conversation that includes the stereotypical imagery of loud tween and teen boys, demonstrating hyperactivity and boisterous behaviours. You may also be invited to an energetic discussion about the pros and cons of medication. You are not so likely to hear of […]READ MORE..
Art therapy is often used to help teenagers and young adults who are experiencing a range of challenges, such as bereavement, family breakdown, anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, behavioural or social problems, or difficulties relating to abuse, neglect or trauma. Research has repeatedly shown that positive change occurs during the process of physical engagement with […]READ MORE..
In developmental psychology ‘attachment theory’ explores the emotional bond between one human and another (mostly between caregiver and infant). During the first six months’ of a baby’s life, the caregiver must exhibit adequate nurturing to their newborn to establish a close bond. If a healthy bond cannot be established during the baby’s early developmental phase […]READ MORE..
ADHD, Substance Use Disorder, Bipolar, emotional instability; along with other enduring mental health conditions can leave parents with few options following school exclusion. Finding a supportive environment where young people can reach their potential is a concern for parents who discover that options with or without a diagnosis can be limited. Parents have a tough […]READ MORE..
Let’s be frank, as parents we didn’t grow up with the advanced technology our children enjoy today. Even if we had a mobile phone or PlayStation we didn’t have access to the choice available today. Yes, our children are lucky. So lucky. Being a child in the Age of Technology means having access to whole […]READ MORE..
Many parents think that teens have it easy. We blame them for going to bed too late and then get stressed with them for not getting up on time for school in the morning. Whilst it’s true that many teenagers do tend to go to bed later than they should, this is mainly due to […]READ MORE..
I’m not clumsy. I am not stupid and I hate having toothpaste on my shirt.Understanding Dyspraxia – A parent and teen’s guide‘Everyone called me stupid, clumsy too. My Mum was worried that sometimes I didn’t think about things like my brother. I was worried about being bullied, losing my football and always having toothpaste on […]READ MORE..