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Having problems with your kid’s tantrums, bed-wetting or withdrawal? Here’s when to get help

Remember anxiously waiting for your child to take their first steps or speak their first words? It’s exhilarating when they reach a new stage in their development. Every child grows and develops differently. Some will change at a steady pace and amaze us each day with a new skill or word, whereas others appear slow [...]

By |2019-12-12T17:03:11+11:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

A 10-year-old boy named James has an outburst in school. Upset by something a classmate says to him, he pushes the other boy, and a shoving-match ensues. When the teacher steps in to break it up, James goes ballistic, throwing papers and books around the classroom and bolting out of the room and down the [...]

By |2019-01-25T15:41:37+11:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

More Than Just a Tantrum: Here’s What To Do If Your Child Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Defiance and tantrums are common in childhood. Parents will often tell us about the 30-minute tirade they faced because their child wanted a blue bowl, not a yellow one. Or the screaming and crying that ensued when the parent was brave enough to suggest that drawing should be reserved for paper, not walls. How, then, [...]

10 Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being. Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when they are lying on the [...]

By |2017-08-28T14:05:21+10:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Meltdown or tantrum-what’s the difference?

We’ve all seen it and heard it - and many of us have experienced it first-hand - a child melting down in a store or restaurant. Sometimes the cause is easy to figure out - the child is overly hungry or tired, overstimulated, or being told no. Other times the cause is much more complex. [...]

By |2012-12-07T14:44:58+11:00December 7th, 2012|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |1 Comment