Category Archives: Parenting

10 Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Divorce

Helping Kids Cope with Divorce   10 Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Divorce We have recently seen many children whose parents are going through or have gone through the very painful but necessary process of divorce. The experience of divorce is often traumatic, and is all the more difficult when children are involved.  Parental separation can cause significant difficulties for children and it

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Kindling Connection

Kindling Connection   Special Time helps to improve confidence and relationships and creates a sense of emotional safety and security.   At KindleKids we believe that connecting with our children and creating a sense of them feeling connected to us goes a long way to treat and prevent a variety of emotional, behavioural and social difficulties.  One of the ways to do this is

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Clinical Child Psychologist

What is a Child Psychologist? A Child Psychologist is someone trained in the field of child psychology.  Child psychology focuses on the mind and behaviour of children from birth through adolescence. Child psychology deals with how children grow and develop physically, emotionally, in learning and socially. Child development is influenced by a number of factors.  Some of these are based on what goes on

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Mindful Parenting

Parenting pressure – Are we doing it right? We all worry about whether our children will grow up to be happy, confident and well-adjusted.  As a result, as parents, we worry about how we are doing to prepare out children for the journey ahead.  Due to wanting the best for them and the enormous amount of advice (often contradictory) from parenting experts, books, blogs,

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Helping Shy Children

Top Tips for Helping Shy Children We live in a society where social confidence is important and connecting with others is valued and an important part of relating and relaxing.  Children want to experience a sense of belonging, and being shy can interfere with this, increasing their sense of isolation.  Shyness can also affect academic performance in those children lacking the confidence to ask

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Does my child need psychological support?

Does my child need psychological support?   The following information is shared from the YoungMinds website Parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow, and to help them learn to be independent, it is also really hard work.  If you think your child is unhappy or if you are worried about their behaviour, it’s easy to be hard

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Fussy Eaters

Fussy Eaters – Tricks and Tips   Setting Expectations Are you concerned about your child being a fussy eater? Our responsibility as parents is to provide an array of nutritious food that is available for our children to eat.  If in spite of all your creative attempts to tempt them, they still choose not to eat, then it is important that you do not see this as a

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Gifted Children

The Gift of Being Gifted I have been approached by a magazine to share some thoughts regarding talented and gifted children.  We often identify that children who are struggling academically need support, but what about those who are fortunate enough to have exceptional skills or talents?  I was asked a number of questions and include a brief outline of my answers below. How does one identify whether a

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Tips for Sibling Rivalry

Tackling Sibling Rivalry Are your children the best of friends or constantly fighting?  Most will be both at different times.  Often sibling rivalry starts even before the second child is born, and continues as the kids grow and compete for everything from toys to attention. As kids reach different stages of development, their evolving needs can significantly affect how they relate to one another.

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Raising a child with a disability

Welcome to Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley “I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this…… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip – to Italy.

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