THE ONE THING NOT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHILD IS ANXIOUS

THE ONE THING NOT TO DO WHEN YOUR CHILD IS ANXIOUS

While it was flattering for a while to be so loved and needed, the truth is it is beginning to wear you down. The constant asking about what you are doing, where you are going and when you will be back is by now feeling more like a prison than a popularity contest....
Is perfectionism stalking your family?

Is perfectionism stalking your family?

Living with a perfectionist isn’t much fun: their endless self-reproach and criticism can be tiring and boring. However, being the perfectionist is a thousand times worse!  At least you get to go out for a break; they can’t escape it! The perfectionist has to live...
One small person, such big needs!

One small person, such big needs!

I hear so often from parents that family life would be perfect and harmonious if only [that one child] didn’t always provoke arguments, pick fights and disrupt the peace with petty wind-ups. It feels like sabotage, it feels predictable and it is exhausting and...
The Minefield of Teenage Friendships

The Minefield of Teenage Friendships

You feel so helpless and powerless when your child is struggling with friendships and belonging. Your upset at their upset can be really overwhelming. It is seriously stressful and all too easy to lose perspective as well as sleep and patience. When your child feels...

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