Communicating with Your Children About Bullying

Communicating with Your Children About Bullying

Bullying No Way Week – August 12 to 16, 2024 As we gear up for the newly renamed Bullying No Way: National Week of Action from August 12 to 16, 2024, it’s an opportune time for parents and guardians to engage in meaningful conversations with their children about bullying. This dedicated week serves as a […]

Celebrating International Day of Friendship in Our Communities

Celebrating International Day of Friendship in Our Communities

Strengthening Local Bonds In a world often characterised by global connections, it’s easy to overlook the importance of local friendships. However, as we celebrate the International Day of Friendship on July 30th, it’s an opportune moment to shine a spotlight on the significance of fostering bonds within our communities, especially among children. While global friendships […]

Navigating Hate Speech and Trolling

Navigating Hate Speech and Trolling (1)

A Parent’s Guide to Safeguarding Teens Online In today’s digital era, the internet serves as both a valuable resource and a potential minefield for teenagers. While online platforms offer opportunities for connection and self-expression, they also expose young minds to hate speech and trolling. As parents, it’s crucial to equip ourselves with the tools and […]

Alcohol Consumption in the Perinatal Period

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Alcohol consumption is pervasive and socially accepted in many cultures and societies. Women are drinking more often and larger quantities than ever before. This is important, as women during their childbearing years do need to know the impacts of alcohol on their bodies and potential babies.   The advice on alcohol use in the perinatal period is […]

Perinatal intrusive thoughts, OCD & psychosis

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Intrusive thoughts One of the potential symptoms of postnatal depression/ anxiety is persistent worries about the wellbeing of your baby.  These might include repetitive thoughts or images about your baby being hurt or harmed in some way and this can be one of the most difficult symptoms for new parents to endure. Sometimes these thoughts […]

PNDA: Risk factors, causes & treatment

Because there are a variety of interacting factors that cause PNDA, recovery often involves more than one approach, dealing with both internal and external stressors to address emotional and psychological health as well as attending to practical issues.