Younger children preparing for an entrance exam, their 11+ or any other test or assessment may feel worried about preparing for the day. It might help to print out this simple activity, which reminds them of the things they need to consider and nudges them to get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast, and remember some strategies to help them feel calm on the day itself.
Dr Chris Schramm has kindly worked with us to create a ‘top 10’ list of information that parents may find helpful to know about treatment for ADHD.
Join us for a 20 minute chat with Dr Chris Schramm where we discuss key information and advice for anyone wanting to know about ADHD diagnoses, support and medication.
In this webinar, Dr Hope Christie explains what trauma is, how posttraumatic stress disorder may develop following a trauma, and what impact trauma symptoms may have on children, adolescents, and adults. Dr Christie outlines how these symptoms may impact behaviour and emotions, and how parents can help support their child and themselves. This webinar is of interest to parents who would like to learn more about trauma and the impact it can have on the individual and their family.
Talking in family life about the importance of being a good bystander is vital to help our children navigate situations that they are likely to find themselves in. Use these scenarios (for both younger children and teens) to initiate discussion about common circumstances where they might find themselves witness to harmful talk, abuse or bigotry and work out how they can challenge it.
We all want our children to do well at school, both academically and socially. When they have an upcoming exam or assessment, it’s normal for parents to feel a little nervous and hope that their child is able to do their best. However, for children to perform optimally, we need to manage our own anxiety first, watch our tone, gestures and language, and coach, rather than soothe. How do we do it? In this short video, Dr Weston provides some top, evidence-based tips.
Changes at school or home are exciting times in a child’s life, and in yours, but they can also feel a little bit daunting. To help children approach change with a sense of excitement rather than dread, we have 10 transition tips for parents that can be ‘tried and applied’ at home. Watch this short video to learn more.
Dr Weston shares four simple tips for primary-aged children which will boost their body and brain, helping them to feel more motivated and alert each day. She explains, in simple terms, why getting a good night’s sleep, exercising, eating a great breakfast and trying new experiences are all things which help us to function well and feel good. One to share with your children!
There is much that parents can do in family life to help children grow up to be positive bystanders. Instilling strong family values, nudging them to call out behaviours that they don’t agree with and acknowledging that standing up for others can be tough, are all important tips. Find out more here!