As a parent you have two ways of reducing bullying. One is to encourage your child not to bully others. The other is to help your child deal with bullying effectively. Both of these actions lead to a positive outcome for your child. You want your child to be respected by their peers and elders (not feared or seen as aggressive). This leads to positive long term outcomes for your child. You also want your child to be strong and determined enough to stand up for their rights and the rights of others. A child psychologist can help your child modify their thinking and behaviour to reduce the impact of bullying, and to become more assertive and confident. Parents also play an important role in helping […]
When I meet clients for the first time I will ask “what has brought you to my office today?” Some of my clients tell me that they are trying to make sense of what has happened in their life. Others say they want to learn how to deal with their strong and difficult to manage emotions. Many say they are trying to reduce conflict with co-workers, friends and family. Others will say they are having problems adjusting to major changes in their life. However, no matter how different their reasons for attending therapy, they all share one goal……….