Monthly Archives: May 2015

How naughty is naughty? Noncompliance, O.D.D., and Conduct Disorder

All children will have times when they disobey the adults who care for them – at home, at school, with relatives, or in the supermarket canned-goods aisle. The effects of a young child’s misbehaviour can range from mild embarrassment to broken goods, minor wounds and damaged friendships. How much naughtiness is normal and when […]

By |May 28th, 2015|General|0 Comments

The dance that is Separation Anxiety – wave, scream, cling, stay, repeat.

There are times when most young children are reluctant to say goodbye to their mum or dad and head off to crèche/kindergarten/school/child care. Some children are quite spectacular in their protests, while others prefer the silent, cling-like-an-oyster-to-a-rock arrangement.

Some children will experience an intense anxiety experience that is excessive and developmentally inappropriate (not quite right […]

By |May 21st, 2015|General|0 Comments

When perfect is just no good!

It is great when we do a good job of something. There is a real sense of accomplishment when we set a goal and meet it. But…..there is a real difference between working hard to achieve a goal and perfectionism.
People who have a problem with perfectionism measure their self worth on their ability to […]

By |May 14th, 2015|General|1 Comment

Why just Mothers’ Day? The importance of everyday self-care for Mums.

Yes – it’s on! Mother’s day is upon us and so, too, the carefully crafted junk mail and television commercials – Images of blow-waved children bouncing onto a perfectly ruffled bed on a sun-streamed morning bringing breakfast on a delicately manicured tray while a handsome man with the just right amount of five o’clock […]

By |May 7th, 2015|General|0 Comments