Monthly Archives: April 2015

Talking with kids about the Indonesian executions

Because of their age and their different little personalities, different children will react differently to the events in Indonesia. There’s no need to purposely expose your primary school age child to these incidents, but if they have questions or look concerned about watching or hearing about it on the news, then check in with […]

By |April 29th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Military kids – What effect does having a parent in the military have on a child’s mental health?

Military personnel are more likely to marry and start a family earlier than most others. They are employed in steady work, get on the job training and, these days, a number of additional supports while they work. So, it is not surprising that many military men and women are working parents. Parents may serve […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|General|0 Comments

Obsessions and kids – passions, fads, or something more concerning?

In psychology, when a child is presented with what parents or carers describe as “obsessions”, there are a few things that we need to consider before deciding whether the obsessions are in the realms of “normal” or whether there is a need for treatment. In other words, we need to think about when something […]

By |April 16th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Is it just a fad or an obsession?

This week on ABC Radio Sunshine Coast I will be covering “Fads and Obsessions”.  What were the fads that you remember when you were younger?  What is the difference between a fad/phase and an obsession?  I’ll talk about understanding fads and obsessions across childhood and when an obsession might be a clinical concern worthy […]

By |April 14th, 2015|General|0 Comments

“Boring!” – Tips to help kids manage boredom

We’ve all felt the feeling of boredom. For some of us it might have been longer ago than others. Many of us have busy and full lives these days, but some children (and some adults) are more prone to experiencing boredom.

While it is normal to feel bored from time to time, a low tolerance […]

By |April 8th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Oh no! Have I raised a narcissist?!

Back in the day, well, back in the Ancient Greek day, there was a story about a guy, Narcissus, and the girl who fell for him, Echo. Not a very happy story, I’m afraid, because Narcissus ends up falling in love with his own reflection and both he and Echo are left pining for […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|General|0 Comments