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Too much media?

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On April 17, 2016
  • auckland, blog, kidz therapy, media, new zealand, parenting, technology, teenagers, therapy, too much media
You’ve heard it all before. Too much media use is making our kids violent, giving them ADHD, and worse, making them stupid. But some academics are raising the alarm and saying that these widely held claims are often not based on a fair scientific appraisal of the evidence. Vaughan Bell, senior clinical lecturer at the […]
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Crafty tips for crafty parents

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On April 17, 2016
  • auckland, crafty tips for crafty parents, new zealand, parenting, teenagers, therapy, tips
‘Crafty tips for crafty parents’ What this is not:  This is not an advice column, rather a collection of tips which may be useful and some are tongue in cheek!  I don’t know how any parent can give advice as every kid is so different but here a few that might work in your house. […]
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The imaginary audience

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On April 17, 2016
  • amrit kaur, auckland, kidz therapy, new zealand, parenting, teenagers, the imaginary audience, therapy
The imaginary audience Amrit Kaur The parent of a very anxious 13-year old recently described to me a familiar scene. The boy had muddied his shoes, and his mum had left them to soak in the laundry sink, after dutifully giving them a good scrub. The next day in the rush to get ready for […]
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Catch them being good!

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On April 17, 2016
  • amrit kaur, auckland, catch them being good, kidz therapy, new zealand, parenting, teenagers
Catch them being good Dr Amrit Kaur, Kidz Therapy When parents are clearly in the market for a quick fix, the first piece of advice that comes to my mind is “catch them being good”. It works in many situations. Teenager not putting his socks in the laundry basket? The one time the sock lands […]
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Specific language impairment and auditory processing

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 16, 2015
  • auckland, auditory processing, blog, kidz therapy, language, language impairment, new zealand, parenting, teenagers, therapy
Helen White, Speech language therapist at Kidz Therapy says…Children with APD/Specific Language Impairment will have particular difficulty with following complex instructions in a normal noisy classroom and making sense of what they hear. Their organisational planning will be affected and they will be slow to process verbal information. Typically they may show: Poor listening skills […]
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Speech Language Therapy

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 8, 2015
  • auckland, blog, kidz therapy, language, new zealand, parenting, speech, speech therapy, teenagers, therapy
Speech- Language Therapy for Specific Language Processing Disorders Children with language processing difficulties will have deficits in all areas which require language to operate day-to-day.  Children with Auditory Processing Difficulties/ Specific Language Impairment challenges face particular difficulty with following complex instructions in a normal noisy classroom and making sense of what they hear.  Their organisational […]
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Anxiety in Children

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 8, 2015
  • anxiety, anxiety in children, auckland, blog, kidz therapy, new zealand, parenting, teenagers, therapy
Most children have fears or worries of some kind. In most cases, fears in childhood are fairly transient and short-lived. Nonetheless, anxiety disorders in children are the most common reason for children and adolescents to seek psychological treatment. In the following sections, we answer some of the main questions that parents concerned about childhood anxiety […]
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Triggers to behaviour

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 16, 2015
  • auckland, behaviour, blog, kidz therapy, new zealand, parenting, teenagers, therapy, triggers
Hilary Dixon Psychologist @ Kidz Therapy Parents often comment to me “I can’t see any clear triggers to my child’s behaviour. Sometimes it can come completely out of the blue and we all end up spending the rest of the day recovering from his/her meltdown. How do I work out what is happening for my […]
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Teaching Children Compassion

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 8, 2015
  • auckland, blog, compassion, kidz therapy, new zealand, parenting, teaching, teenagers, therapy
1. How important is it for children to be taught compassion and empathy? Empathy is the precursor to compassion, and it’s only when we experience empathy that we can be compassionate. Empathy is a vital skill. While we think of compassion as fundamental to our ability to be kind and charitable to the less fortunate, […]
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Friends With Benefits

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 8, 2015
  • auckland, blog, friends with benefits, kidz therapy, new zealand, parenting, teenagers, therapy
It’s time to quit the boy band bashing and let us girls have some fun. Danielle Filan Lagos recounts her first love and why a few tears and high-pitched screams are all part of growing up. I knew what my married name was going to be before my first kiss. Heck, before I even met the […]
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