Recognising the signs of mental health problems in children

Signs of mental health problems in a child Many early signs and symptoms of mental health conditions in children are related to inadequate ways of coping with their emotions.    So a concerned parent may see one or more of these symptoms recurrently: Confusion about emotions Sudden mood swings Aggression Irritability Intense emotions Withdrawal Lack of …

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Protecting your child from grooming

How to keep your children safe from abusers Many parents are concerned about the risk of their teenager becoming victim to an abuser.  Leading child behaviour expert, Richard Daniel Curtis, explains some of the signs that parents need to watch out for and what they can do. The stages of grooming: The process of grooming …

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Helping young people to cope with trauma or loss caused by terrorism

Events, like the recent Manchester bombing, has an impact on many of us. Something that should be an ordinary everyday treat, like going to a pop concert, becomes a traumatic event as a result of terrorist actions. Teenagers and children can be affected in different ways, whether they witnessed it or not, and many parents …

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Do you know about The Yellow App?

The Yellow App What is it? The Yellow App is a smartphone application that lets users view photographs of other users.  The concept is that they swipe the photo to the right if they are interested in chatting to the person.  It’s designed for users over 18, but it’s terms of service say it can …

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Do you know about the Letter X Game?

Letter X Game What is it? The Letter X game is an online bullying game using the social app Snapchat. Snapchat is a smartphone application that allows instant messaging of photos, videos, drawings and messages between users, which then delete themselves after being read. Users can also compile a ‘Story’, a chronological sequence of photos …

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How much do you know about gaming?

Helping your child navigate the world of gaming   What is it? Immersive technology would not be complete without talking about gaming.  Computer games began with simple games, such as Spacewar or Pong, where play was simply directional with a single button to fire/engage/start.  Interestingly this is also the stage that simple Virtual Reality games …

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How much do you know about the risks of Facebook?

A lot of us probably use Facebook, but how much do you really know about how safe it is? What is it? Facebook is a social networking service launched in 2004.  It was originally designed to help students at Harvard College communicate with each other and its development and worldwide success has been the subject …

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5 technologies parents need to know about today

5 technologies that parents need to know today as their child will be using in the next 5 years Today is Safer Internet Day, which is as good a day as any to scrub up on your knowledge of technologies and how they might impact your child. This is the start of a series of …

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5 Ways to Engage With Your Teenage Child

Parenting a teen can be a complicated business, it can be hard knowing how to cut the apron strings.  Many a parent face a daily internal battle trying to decide how much advice to give their teen verses letting them learn a life lesson and then having to help them to pick up the pieces. …

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Helping your millennial teen to job hunt

Having trouble getting your teenager to find employment? (don’t talk about what job they want, talk about the problem they want to solve) So, your teenager is approaching adulthood and showing few signs of getting a job.  When you were their age, you knew the direction you were going in and were actively working towards …

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