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Mindfulness — a powerful tool or hippy ideology?

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Mindfulness — a powerful tool or hippy ideology? Mindfulness, it’s the new buzzword that’s been thrown around my health experts for the past year. Across Sydney, mind, health and body studios have been spreading like wildfire. But what does it actually mean and is it medical mumbo jumbo made popular by wheatgrass-drinking and meditating types? […]

I Think My Teen May Be Experimenting With Drugs

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I Think My Teen May Be Experimenting With Drugs How do you know your teenager is experimenting with drugs? This is a hard question to answer for any parent because you’re trying to collect all the evidence and it’s like putting a big jigsaw puzzle together. The following principles are what you need to take […]

Handling Truancy with your Teenager

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Are you having issues getting your teenager to school? You are not alone. There are many parents and carers in the same boat as you. Teenagers tend to want to wag school, opt out of homework for facebook and start adulthood early. You may even hear the familiar “well my friend’s mother lets them stay […]

Teen Porn Addiction Similar To Drug Addiction

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Many people are often unaware of the effects of watching porn has on the brain. Porn addiction shares many similarities with drug addiction. The reward system in the brain’s neurochemistry and in particular, dopamine which is the chemical secreted in our brains when things are pleasurable to us, like eating delicious food and sex, makes […]

7 Tips for Parents to Use

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The next time your puzzled by your teenager’s behaviour, remember: his brain is operating like a car without any brakes. The more primitive parts of his brain are like the accelerator, they’re already well developed and he has his foot there most of the time. As a result he’ll take risks, act on impulse and […]

My depressed teen needs help: What should I do?

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Coming to the realization your teen is depressed is one thing, convincing him/her to get help when they refuse is another. It’s hard to find the right way to broach the subject of depression with the sufferer. There’s not one single solution that suits all personalities. Sometimes it’s a matter of starting with one method […]

What should I do if my child is being bullied?

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Your child wouldn’t be normal if they weren’t a little upset when made fun of or harassed by other kids. Teaching your child to show self-confidence and not to overreact or retaliate, may discourage future attacks when the bullies realise their behaviour has little to no effect. However, if threats escalate to physical violence, this […]

Could your child have been misdiagnosed with ADHD?

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Many educators, parents and medical professionals can be quick to label children with continual misbehaviour and short attention spans as being Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Opposition Defiance Disorders (ODD). Without the correct attention to detail, your child could be misdiagnosed. These disorders share corresponding signs that could actually be related to psychological trauma. […]

Is your teen predisposed to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

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Once upon a time, it was thought Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was something only war veterans or prisoners of wars experienced after being exposed to traumatic events outside the usual realm of human stressors—victims of violence. Recent research conducted by the Boston Medical Center has discovered that simple exposure to violence, whether it be […]

Why is my teenager so angry?

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From slamming doors and screaming, to resentment and defiance, teenage anger can manifest in many different ways. While some teens seem to be subject to erratic mood swings, others are downright destructive and willfully disobedient. Teenage anger is usually caused by mitigating circumstances in other areas of their life and comes from pent-up emotion rather […]