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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 ...

4 key ways family therapy can help overcome mental health illnesses

Thursday, 08 September 2016. Posted in Parenting and Families

4 key ways family therapy can help overcome mental health illnesses

Family therapy can improve the rates of recovery and reduce the risks of relapse, as well as offer valuable and needed support to other family members. If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with a mental health issue, you ...

School Refusal - What should you do if your child refuses to go to school?

Tuesday, 09 August 2016. Posted in Parenting and Families

School Refusal - What should you do if your child refuses to go to school?

At first glance, this blog might seem a bit odd, laughable even - after all which parent hasn’t experienced the morning lament from their child who really doesn’t want to go to school that day?  But ‘school refusal’ or ‘school phobia’ is ...

Supporting independence in adopted teenagers – the art of ‘letting go’

Wednesday, 13 July 2016. Posted in Adoption/Guardianship, Parenting and Families

Supporting independence in adopted teenagers – the art of ‘letting go’

When the job of parenting becomes less about being involved in your child’s daily decisions and more about allowing and encouraging independence, certain challenges can arise. With growing independence comes greater exposure to risks, failures and of course dealing with the ...

Your Child has Three Brains

Thursday, 02 June 2016. Posted in Parenting and Families

Your Child has Three Brains

It’s a common misbelief that humans only have one brain, but in fact, the brain is made up of three distinct regions – the rational, mammalian and reptilian 1. These three areas chart the evolution of the brain and show how ...

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