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4 tips to help your child with ADHD listen – a Psychiatrist’s perspective

Tuesday, 08 May 2018. Posted in Child ADHD, Parenting and Families

4 tips to help your child with ADHD listen – a Psychiatrist’s perspective

Here, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – Sabina Dosani – continues her series on ADHD. This blog is all about listening and how, as a parent, you can help your child learn this important life skill – regardless of any diagnosis they ...

Becky – a 17 year old with OCD

Monday, 26 February 2018. Posted in Parenting and Families

Becky – a 17 year old with OCD

As part of her series of childhood anxiety disorders, Dr Sabina Dosani has used a patient she has worked with previously (all names have been changed) to discuss how OCD can present itself in teenagers and the treatment options available.   OCD 1 in ...

15 ways to be a better listener

Friday, 09 February 2018. Posted in Parenting and Families

15 ways to be a better listener

Marie Smith is a trainee Psychotherapist and part of Clinical Partners Business Development team. Here Marie gives some top tips on how you can become a more effective listener. Active listening is about “listening for meaning”. As a trainee therapist the first ...

Stars and stickers: using rewards to improve behaviour in children diagnosed with ADHD

Friday, 02 February 2018. Posted in Child ADHD, Parenting and Families

Stars and stickers: using rewards to improve behaviour in children diagnosed with ADHD

Clinical Partner Dr Sabina Dosani, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, discusses the role the humble sticker chart has for children who have ADHD.    ADHD and behavioural management We would all love our children to be ‘little stars’ – perfectly behaved in every setting. For ...

My child has been diagnosed with autism: What should I do?

Monday, 20 November 2017. Posted in Parenting and Families

My child has been diagnosed with autism: What should I do?

Finding out that your child has been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be a difficult time, and parents often have lots of questions about what ASD is, how their lives will be affected and what support they can offer ...

Why We're Weaving a New Story - About Post-Natal Depression

Wednesday, 04 January 2017. Posted in Anxiety and Stress, Parenting and Families

Why We're Weaving a New Story - About Post-Natal Depression

PND affects over 1 in 10 new mums – a staggering statistic when you consider that children of mums with PND are more like to develop anxiety, low self-esteem and depression later on in life¹. Here, Dr Tamara Russell, Clinical Psychologist and ...

Weaving a New Story for Post-Natal Depression

Wednesday, 21 December 2016. Posted in Anxiety and Stress, Parenting and Families

Dr Tamara Russell

Weaving a New Story for Post-Natal Depression

Post natal depression affects over 1 in 10 new mothers but is often hugely misunderstood or misdiagnosed as ‘baby blues’. For those with PND, it can be a hugely distressing time – feelings of immense guilt, hopelessness and confusion are common ...

Let's Not Forget About Special Guardians!

Monday, 17 October 2016. Posted in Adoption/Guardianship, Parenting and Families

Let's Not Forget About Special Guardians!

This week – 17th October to 26th October 2016 – is National Adoption Week. #SupportAdoption Chances are you will know someone who has adopted a child or who was adopted themselves – even if they haven’t told you.  Adoptive parents are often, ...

The Adoption Support Fund

Sunday, 16 October 2016. Posted in Adoption/Guardianship, Infographics, Parenting and Families

How it helps thousands of families every year

The Adoption Support Fund

The Adoption Support Fund is a Government funded resource that is helping thousands of adopted children and their families living in England.  The fund can also be used for children under a Special Guardianship Order and can be used up until ...

What every parent needs to know about their teenager’s brain

Thursday, 08 September 2016. Posted in Parenting and Families

What every parent needs to know about their teenager’s brain

Ask any parent about life with a teenager and you may well hear them recant tales about technology obsessed, monosyllabic teens who go off the rails.  Whilst this is an unfair stereotype of teenagers and often, fortunately, far from the truth, during ...

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