Empathy Vs. Discipline.. or is it? [Podcast]

So you have two parenting styles to choose from right? Empathy or Discipline. Well, no. In this episode we Define and discuss the three types of empathy and two types of discipline. Dismantle the polarisation of Empathy and Discipline Show how they can constructively work together. Additionally, discipline has an unwarranted reputation for being “negative” […]

Understanding Anxiety [Podcast]

An in-depth analysis of anxiety. We discuss the latest research on causes, healthy vs unhealthy, various types of anxiety disorders and evidence based treatment. We also look at ways families can support someone with an anxiety problem. Specific details are described about the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety. Tips to help […]

National Guidelines for Autism Diagnosis: Help or Hindrance?

Having publicly praised the initiative and work leading up to the release of the National Guidelines for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I had high expectations.  I viewed them with hope.  I thought they might help tidy up the current mess that is ASD diagnosis.  Mis-diagnosis of ASD is rife.  Huge variation exists across clinicians […]

What’s in a Temperament?

You wish you understood your child’s temperament. Maybe, not all the time, just in some certain circumstances, like: when you inadvertently destroy their morning by giving them Weetbix when it’s CLEARLY “RICE BUBBLES” DAY! (cue sobbing). If your first response to these situations is ‘stop, drop and roll’, or maybe, ‘fight fire with fire’, we […]

Why choose a Psychologist?

  When you catch a virus, you usually go and see your General Practitioner, get some antibiotics and a couple of days later you generally start to feel better. It’s a process that most of us are familiar with. We find it straightforward. But when it comes to tackling your child’s difficulties, whether they are […]