Monthly Archives: May 2015

28 05, 2015

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

May 28th, 2015|General|0 Comments

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

21 05, 2015

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

May 21st, 2015|General|0 Comments

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

14 05, 2015

When perfect is just no good!

May 14th, 2015|General|1 Comment

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

7 05, 2015

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

May 7th, 2015|General|0 Comments

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