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7 things every autistic girl wishes her parents knew

Detailing some of the key points from the book What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew, this article covers some of the challenges most commonly experienced by girls with autism and how parental support can help them to meet these challenges. The advice is collated from members of the Autism Women's Network, who relate [...]

By |2019-06-04T14:11:08+10:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Instant Gratification Behind Teen Anxiety Epidemic, but Parents Can Help

At a school in Perth, a group of teen girls is sitting in a circle, practising breathing techniques. One. Two. Three. Four. "I've only got a couple of minutes with them,'' a school counsellor tells me later. Why? Because if this cohort can't learn to slow-breathe in two minutes, they'll consider they've failed. Failed breathing? [...]

By |2019-01-07T15:56:21+10:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Things Never to Say to Your Anxious Child

When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can utter words that exacerbate, instead of alleviate, anxious feelings. Non-anxious parents have the benefit of time, wisdom, and reasoning on their sides, and this can lead to statements that unknowingly dismiss the child’s anxious feelings. It can be very difficult to watch a child [...]

By |2018-11-16T13:35:23+10:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

4 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children with Anxiety, According to a Clinical Psychologist.

Catherine* is a busy working mum of two pre-teenage children who both suffer with moderate cases of anxiety and depression. While trying to help her kids navigate the complexities of their feelings, she has asked herself in darker moments whether or not she is responsible for their issues. “I have had my own journey with [...]

By |2018-10-08T14:40:48+10:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Can A Child Be Too Attached To Their Parent?

When you consider the big picture, the ultimate goal in raising a child is to help them become their own separate person. We should want them to have their own mind, set their own goals, form their own reasons, make their own decisions, think for themself, know their boundaries, and create their own intentions. What [...]