Our Blogs

Success and Failure

Author: Dr James Best

It seems she takes everything about herself so negatively. The slightest criticism is taken to heart, and she won’t here anything positive that we say about her. I am quite sure she thinks she is a failure. She even called herself a ‘loser’ the other…

read more

Acceptance and Unconditional Love

Author: Dr James Best

I am so proud of my daughter, and I try to make sure she knows that. I know she has some aspects of her personality that are not perfect (and at times can be very frustrating!) but that’s ok, I suppose we all do. I am determined that she will always look to me as…

read more

Negativity

Author: Dr James Best

We can often see our own communication skills through rose coloured glasses. How aware are you of how you talk and communicate with your child? What percentage of your interaction is positive or negative? How are you perceived by your child? Do you want to improve the…

read more

Temperament

Author: Dr James Best

I just assumed that my child would be like myself or my wife, or somewhere in between. It took me a long time to realise and accept that she was in fact her own little person with her own little idiosyncracies. Some of these I found, at first, a little hard to handle,…

read more

5 REASONS why I will not buy my child a fidget spinner!!

Author: Dr Annemarie Christie

Welcome to the worldwide craze for 2017. Suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, comes the FIDGET SPINNER. It is a little spinning toy that is designed to give restless or anxious people (especially kids with ADHD!) something to fiddle with and is supposed to help them to…

read more

Kids need Mental Health days too!

Author: Dr Annemarie Christie

Sometimes it’s ok for kids to stay home from school. Even when they’re not sick. Last week I was driving my son to school when I noticed something was not quite right. He’s a good kid and loves school but that day he just seemed a little out of sorts. In fact for a…

read more