Many children struggle to be naturally organised, but luckily planning skills and the ability to create order can be learned over time. For children who are anxious or inattentive, helping children be more organised can be a significant challenge, but it is exactly within a more controlled and prepared environment that their symptoms of anxiety and […]
Mood disorders are defined as a range of debilitating symptoms and changes in an individual’s emotional state. The difference between normal, occasional unhappiness and a diagnosable mood disorder lies in the intensity and frequency of the thoughts and feelings experienced. Both children of all ages and adults suffer from mood problems such as depression or […]
Psychologists often encourage parents to adopt strategies of classic behaviour modification to alter their children’s challenging, naughty behaviours instead of using positive reinforcement techniques. The theory is that the immediate consequence that you receive after performing an action makes you more or less likely to repeat the action in future.
Play can be defined as behaviour that we engage in for recreation or enjoyment, and not for a serious or practical purpose. The construct of play is observed in most mammals and avian species, and even among some amphibians and reptiles. Psychologists and paediatric experts agree that play has a significant role in the healthy […]
Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological developmental disorder that is most often diagnosed in childhood. 3 – 8% of all children struggle with this disorder and most kids are diagnosed at school-going age, 7 years and up. The effect of ADHD on a child’s school performance as well as its impact on close […]