Spotting Separation Anxiety

We’re going to look at where separation anxiety usually begins and how to manage it.    For those of you who are members of the parents and professionals’ membership, you may have already seen the video of Priya Amlani and me talking about school refusal. This is a[…]

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5 Tips For Coping With Back To School Anxiety

We are currently living in unprecedented times and it is incredible to think about what our children are experiencing when we often struggle to process it ourselves as adults! With the ever-changing nature of the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to predict what the future will look[…]

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Children And Young People: Coping With Changes

Inevitably the summer time brings about change. Whether it’s school transition, a new teacher, a new class or a change in your family life, the summer will usually offer up as much change as it offers fun. Don’t leave it until the last minute to face up to[…]

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No Failing, Only Feedback

Some children are just not equipped to deal with failure. This can lead to a pattern where they expect to fail, then they actually fail and then they suddenly become fearful in failing again which then prevents them from trying. This pattern of behaviour affects them in many[…]

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Parents & Professionals: Why Parents Need to Be Persistent

Children are persistent creatures and after a hard days work at school, they still have more energy and commitment to their cause than most adults. This can lead to problems with discipline and enforcing boundaries as they begin to learn that when their parents are worn out or[…]

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Story Telling

I regularly work with children in my West London practice who face different worry inducing situations. In some cases they suffer from anxiety, in others, they have fear of failing, sometimes they lack the motivation to study and in some cases they don’t know how to face up[…]

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