Behavioral Health

Oppositional Teenagers: A Parents Guide to navigating difficult behaviour at home

30 Jul , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder, Oppositional Teenagers

Oppositional Teenagers: A Parents Guide to navigating difficult behaviour at home

“You can’t make me and I don’t want to”. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. A Parenting Nightmare Child and adolescent therapists are often consulted by parents who are at the end of a long and bumpy road with teenagers. Families describe behaviours that have become increasingly defiant or confrontational. Teenage mental health specialists will often use the […]

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

28 Jul , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is one of many therapeutic approaches. In brief, DBT is a form of psychotherapy used for people who feel emotions very intensely, in particular those suffering from borderline personality disorders (BPD). Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions about this form of psychotherapy.  What is dialectical behaviour therapy? DBT […]

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What are the different types of attachment?

10 Jul , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Developmental Health

What are the different types of attachment?

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 […]

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Parenting Teens with Borderline Personality Disorder. When Emptiness leads to Identity Crisis.

24 Jun , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder

Parenting Teens with Borderline Personality Disorder. When Emptiness leads to Identity Crisis.

“I feel so empty and Lonely. I don’t know who I am.” Working with teenagers and young adults, I often hear the phrase, ‘I just don’t know who I am’. It can be a normal teenage response to the rapidly changing period between childhood and adolescence. They’re trying out new behaviours. Ones that are often […]

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Excluded from School – Teenagers who find themselves at the end of the educational line

27 May , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Developmental Health, Substance Abuse

Excluded from School – Teenagers who find themselves at the end of the educational line

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 […]

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Walking on Eggshells at Home – Borderline Personality Disorder

23 May , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder

Walking on Eggshells at Home – Borderline Personality Disorder

What to do when your talking to your teenager feels like a minefield Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) presents challenges far beyond the usual parenting dilemmas. During the teenage years and early adulthood, many parents experience unchartered territories. For families who are also challenged by the complexities of a highly sensitive, or emotionally unstable teenager experiencing […]

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Understanding Dyspraxia

11 Mar , 2019 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Developmental Health

Understanding Dyspraxia

 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 […]

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