Child Development

Resilience

“Over the course of the last 50 years, there have been tremendous improvements in the physical health of children and the life expectancy of adults. It is chastening to realise that there have not been parallel improvements in psychological functioning… Read More ›

Cool Little Kids

I facilitate the Cool Little Kids programme in the community I work in. Cool Little Kids is a spin-off programme from the evidence-based Cool Kids programme, written by the Centre for Social Emotional Health at Macquarie University (NSW Australia), and designed… Read More ›

Quirky kids

Do you have a child who is different? A quirky kid? He or she does things differently to other children? When does ‘quirky’ stop being an expression of the individual and an indication that some intervention is required? I met… Read More ›

The teen brain

Most parents of teens think that the changes in their child’s behaviour are due to hormones and puberty. Hormones are produced by the pituitary gland in the brain, and other endocrine glands in the body. But the mover and shaker regarding… Read More ›