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Good child syndrome

By Adrienne Wood So you’re worried about your strong-willed child, but did you ever spare a thought for your “good” child?  Nisha came in the…

My anxiety

By Sarah Noble I’ve always been prone to anxiety. I thought when my son would be born, I would be unable to sleep, constantly worrying…

Encourage independent play

By Elizabeth Pantley Is your baby only happy when you’re playing with her? If you dare to leave the room, does she cry as if you’ve left the country? Here are some tips to help her…

Hurry Up

By Lacey Owen If there’s one phrase I need to work on dropping from my vocabulary (and no it’s not “for f***s sake”, although in…

Invite Dependence

By Adrienne Wood Jasper sat on the bench, unmoving. His face wore a scowl. In front of him were a noisy group of children in the swimming pool beginning their lesson.   “Come on Jasper!”…

Our sensory world

By Elen Nathan As an occupational therapist, more and more often I am seeing children initially for behavioural difficulties, learning challenges and social skill…

Mother

By Freya Hill When my daughter was five days old, my mother arrived to help us. I naively had thought we wouldn’t need help…