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Ask the Experts: My Child Seems Troubled; What Can I Do to Help?

Q:  My child seems troubled; what can I do to help? A: Listen and try to identify the feeling that’s behind the words. Be emphatic....
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Tips for Helping Your Anxious Child at Halloween

Halloween is a time when sensitive children can feel overwhelmed. Whilst some children love to have their ‘scary button’ pushed, for other children it’s overwhelming....

5 Practical Tips To Help Overcome Anxiety in Kids

Do you have an anxious child? Have you been wondering how to best help them? Val Mullally, parenting expert and author, shares 5 Practical...
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5 Things Parents of an Anxious Teen Should Try

As a parent we do all we can to protect our children and ease their pain. Anxiety is a serious issue for both younger...
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Smart Ways to Help Your Children After Divorce

Divorce is not only hard for both parties involved, it is also difficult for children. Their world is turned up-side-down as they have to make big...
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Do You Know How To Explain Death To Your Child?

This is one of the conversations we dread the most, particularly with young children, but unfortunately dealing with death is something we cannot shield...
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When Your Child Is Anxious About Starting School

The new school term is looming and you are questioning how to help when your  child is anxious about starting school. How will your...

9 Pitfalls to Avoid When Your Child Doesn’t Want To Go To School

“I don’t want to go to school!”. Words that can make a parent’s stomach feel like a roaring fire and a cold wobbly jelly...