The Sleep/Anxiety Link in Autism & ADHD

sleep anxiety link in autism and asd

Takeaway: Sleep-deprived children tend to be more anxious, while anxious children are often sleep-deprived. And this gets magnified in children with autism and/or ADHD. If regular sleep schedules and relaxation techniques aren’t helping, consider contacting a specialist for guidance. Read More

Does Your Teen Get Enough Sleep? [Yes, It Matters!]

Does Your Teen Get Enough Sleep?

Takeaway: Most adolescents are sleep deprived, even if they don’t feel it. And this can affect their brain development, learning, mental health, and personality. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to improve your child’s sleep hygiene once you’ve chosen to prioritise it. And a specialist can help with more persistent problems. Read More

Here’s Why Teen Girls With ADHD Often Go Undiagnosed

Why Teen Girls With ADHD Often Go Undiagnosed

Takeaway: Adolescents boys and girls have trouble with ADHD, but find different ways of dealing with their challenges. For example, if a boy gets bored in class, he’s likely to become disruptive, while a girl might simply start daydreaming. So, a girl’s desire to fit in and stay out of trouble means her ADHD is more likely to go undiagnosed. The solution? Consult a specialist if you notice your daughter having problems at school or in her social life.   Read More

What Is Maths Anxiety? And Can Your Child Overcome It?

What Is Maths Anxiety

Takeaway: Maths anxiety is a feeling of stress and fear that some children develop around anything to do with maths. It begins with an initial bad maths experience and gets better or worse depending on the other people in a child’s life. To help, we can teach children to become aware of the anxiety and develop key emotional regulation skills. Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Child’s Learning & Attention Issues

why you should not ignore your child's learning and attention issues

Takeaway: Learning and attention differences can make your child’s life so much harder. She’ll struggle to (1) Keep up in class, (2) Follow rules, and (3) Make friends. And these challenges could damage her self-esteem. So, as soon as you notice your child struggling, talk to her teacher and/or consult a specialist.
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How to Talk to Your Child About Her Learning Differences

How to Talk to Your Child About Her Learning Differences

Takeaway: Talking to your child about her learning differences will help her both practically and emotionally. Here’s what to say: (1) Explain what the differences mean, (2) Share age-appropriate information, (3) Highlight her strengths, (4) Discuss key life skills, (5) Teach her to ask for help, and (6) Celebrate other people’s success stories.  Read More

Talking to Teachers About Your Child’s Dyslexia [Where to Even Start?!]

Talking to Teachers About Your Childs Dyslexia

Takeaway: Dyslexia is an emotionally issue, but here’s how to discuss it productively with your child’s teacher: (1) Give examples of the support your child might need, (2) Gauge the teacher’s experience with dyslexia, (3) Share what you’ve learned from your dyslexia research, (4) Discuss your child’s strengths and potential, and (5) Ask how you can help. Read More

What is Music Therapy and how will it help my child

What is Music Therapy-and how will it help my child

Music therapy is a branch of arts psychotherapy that uses music as well as talking to the therapist as a vehicle to help children and young people express, explore their emotions and the stories they have about themselves and others. Music is a universal language which can express emotions and feelings directly both with and without words. As such, music can be a very effective carrier and container for unconscious feelings and emotions. Read More

Learning Differences: How to Unlock Your Child’s Hidden Potential

Learning Differences How to Unlock Your Child's Hidden Potential

Takeaway: Your child’s learning differences are a gift in disguise because they make you dig a little deeper to find her hidden potential. And with the right approach, this journey can help her become a lifelong learner who loves new challenges. Read More