7 Ways to find out if your Child is A Bully

Bullying is an unacceptable behaviour among children. Thus, Bullying is the use of force, coercion, threats, intimidation or aggressive behaviour to dominate or subjugate others. Many parents tend to either ignore if their child is a bully or in the extreme case encourage their child to be a bully. They feel that a bully will...

7 Ways to make your child go to School Happily

Every parent dreads the school morning tantrums, the fake stomach ache, the unhappiness, the tears and the desire of the child not wanting to go to school. This disturbs the entire family schedule and leads to anger and unpleasantness first thing in the morning. Below are seven tips to make your child go to school happily....

7 Reasons Why your child needs a Pet

Parents frequently shy away from getting a pet, especially a dog for their child. Thus, here are the 7 reasons why your child needs a pet. Pets are a source of comfort Pets also provide a valuable means of social interaction Pets improve your health, hence increasing your immunity levels Pets are good for children...

7 Tips to Make your Child a Better Learner

An important thing to remember is the difference between a good learner and a good student. A good student will excel in school by getting all “A”s, but a good learner will excel in life. Talk to your child, Discuss what you read in the newspaper, things you see in day to day life. Keep...

So you have a Shy Child?

Children get labelled as being shy, as you understand the term and what it means, there is nothing wrong with being shy. Parents worry that shyness can be a characteristic of children who have low self-esteem, this is not necessarily true. Shyness is the feeling of apprehension, lack of comfort, or awkwardness especially when a...

Watch out for these warning signals of mental illness in Children

These are a few of the signs that a child may have a psychological condition / mental health concern: Unexplained weight loss: Lack of desire to eat, loss of appetite, vomiting as well as, use of laxatives Difficulty in concentrating: The inability to sit still or focus on studying Mood Changes: Watch out for sudden sadness...

What are the ways of Treating Mental Illness in Children?

There are two common ways of treating mental health conditions in children: Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy, also frequently known as talk therapy or as behaviour therapy, is a practice by psychologists and/or counsellors. During psychotherapy, the psychologist focuses the conversations with the child. Through the conversation, the psychologist understands the mental condition of the child. The focus is on...

Can Mental Health issues affect Children?

Not surprisingly, children can be affected by all the mental health conditions that adults are affected by. Thus, the only difference is that children display/express these conditions differently. For example, depressed adults show sadness while depressed children show irritability. Children are known to also experience a spectrum of mental health issues such as: Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia...

7 Rules of Raising Healthy Children

Every parent’s desire is to raise children who grow up to be healthy, loving, and confident adults. The right seeds need to be planted early enough in life, so as to avoid emotionally unbalanced adults. I believe, that these seven rules of raising healthy children will  defininately result in well balanced adults. Allow freedom of information....