Independence is the ability to think and act responsibly with confidence and understanding. It is about making your own choices and being able to depend on yourself. As parents, we strive to raise independent children that are equipped to succeed, but how can we teach this valuable life skill?
One of the most common presenting issues from parents of teens whom we see is that their son or daughter is “addicted to gaming”, or “won’t get off the Ipad and do their homework!”. Parents are often at a loss at what to do, and have resulted in confiscating technology, arguments at home, and ultimately impact on family relationships.
ACPC took part of the Healthy Minds Expo on the 3rd October where there were close to 700 people that came through on the day. Our team members spoke to a range of people regarding our services for children and adolescents.
Our activity was to ask people who would approach our table to note down "what has helped them through their journey"
Based on the gathered informatio
When children are behaving badly, many people’s immediate temptation will be to discipline their child. This is effective for some children; however, for other children, it can escalate their anger and frustration and lead to an emotional meltdown. In the face of this anger, many parents can find themselves getting similarly angry and frustrated, which can pour further fuel on the fire.
It’s human nature as parents to want to protect your child from disappointments, setbacks or emotional hurt. Sometimes, however, despite your best efforts it’s not possible.
What is Resilience?
Resilience refers to an individual’s ability to bounce back from stress, challenge, tragedy, trauma or adversity. When children are resilient, they tend to