Worried your child is being groomed?

It’s a sad fact that there are many adults (male and female) who prey on children and teenagers, sometimes investing large amounts of time to achieve their fantasies (often sexual desire).  Leading child behaviour expert, Richard Daniel Curtis, explains some of the signs that parents need to watch out for and what they can do. …

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The development of the adolescent brain

Why are teenagers so moody? Pre-adolescent brain development In the two or three years leading up to puberty the brain develops millions of new neurons, particularly in the pre-frontal cortex (the area at the front of the brain) and the grey matter surrounding.  Just as with the young child, it is important that these new …

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Why do children or teens stab?

There are stories of teen or child stabbings in the news regularly.  Sometimes they appear to be linked to gangs and other times it feels like a lone child, so why does it happen? Why do children carry knives? A knife is a very personal weapon, it’s there for people who will be close to …

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