The 4-Step Guide to Mental Toughness For Your Child

The 4 Step Guide to Mental Toughness For Your Child

Takeaway: Mental toughness means being able to follow through with a goal even when things get difficult. And it’s a coachable skill. To help your child become mentally tough, teach her to (1) Set goals, (2) Solve problems, (3) Manage emotions, and (4) Celebrate successes.   Read More

How Will Working-Memory Difficulties Affect Your Child?

How Will Working Memory Difficulties Affect Your Child

Takeaway: Working memory issues make it harder for your child to pay attention to things. And this affects how she learns, socialises, and lives her life. Although we can’t magically improve her working memory, there’s a lot we can do to help her adapt. And this can radically change her quality of life.  Read More

Can We Improve Executive Functioning in Children With ADHD?

Can We Improve Executive Functioning in Children With ADHD?

Takeaway: Our brain’s executive functions help guide us through day-to-day living, but they’re underdeveloped in children with ADHD. Techniques like brain training, neurofeedback, and mindfulness can help tackle these problems, but ideally, you’ll need a specialist to help customise a tailor-made care plan for your child. Read More

What is Mindset? And How Can It Transform Your Child’s Life?

what is mindset

Takeaway: ‘Mindset’ refers to a way of thinking about life. It’s a mixture of the feelings, thoughts, and beliefs we use when solving problems and reacting to challenges. Based on our mindset, we’re either excited about growing and succeeding, or afraid of failing and making a fool of ourselves. And these two very different approaches can transform the way your child lives her life. Read More

Who Are Behavioural Optometrists? And Why Are They Special?

who are behavioural optometrists and why are they special

Takeaway: Behavioural optometrists help children improve their vision, and this is about more than just fixing faulty eyesight. They apply decades of research and theory to explore your child’s eye-brain connection and use a holistic approach to improve her quality of life. Read More

Is It Safe For Your Child to Have Hypermobile Joints?

Is It Safe For Your Child to Have Hypermobile Joints

Takeaway: Joint hypermobility makes children very flexible but can also be a painful condition. It affects muscle tone, body posture, foot arches, and (indirectly) even a child’s personality. It’s relatively easy to diagnose it, though, and the right specialist can help your child manage her pain and discomfort. Read More

Do More Boys Have Autism Than Girls?

Do More Boys Have Autism Than Girls?

Takeaway: More boys than girls are diagnosed with autism, but does that mean autism primarily affects boys? Recent research shows that while there are indeed gender differences with autism, there’s another factor at play. Often, fewer girls are diagnosed because they’re better at covering up their autistic traits and blending in. But thankfully, as autism testing improves, we’re able to spot and help more of these overlooked children. Read More

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: How ADHD Makes Children Fear Rejection

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria How ADHD Makes Children Fear Rejection

Takeaway: Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) describes the tendency of children with ADHD to be triggered by teasing, criticism, and other types of social rejection. And this triggering can overwhelm them with hurt, anger, or sadness. As a result, they either lash out or withdraw from any social contact. And both these types of reactions make their lives worse than before. So, if you suspect your child has RSD, it’s important to get her to a specialist who can help.     Read More

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

what is oppositional defiant disorder

Takeaway: With Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), children rebel and become hostile in a way that goes beyond mild temper tantrums. It’s tough on their loved ones and a qualified therapist can help through talk therapy, family therapy, and social skills training with the children and their families. Read More