How easy is it to identify ADHD?

How easy is it to identify ADHD?

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder. ADHD is often diagnosed in early childhood and is characterised by an inability to focus, forgetfulness, hyperactivity, and often an inability to get along with peer groups.

While it may seem easy enough to identify, the reality is that ADHD can be quite tricky to identify.

The symptoms are so broad that many normal behaviour can easily be misidentified as behaviour consistent with ADHD. As a result, parents and educators are left having to deal with unfair misconception and misinformation that could potentially negatively affect the child’s development and the kind of help that they may require. Read more

How do you know you aren’t making things worse?

How do you know you aren’t making things worse?

We have a tendency to want to help one another. This can be especially true for friends, relatives, and loved ones. It is a way of ensuring the people we care about are doing well and are happy. This is why friends and family confide in each other, often about very sensitive and personal topics. These can range from fears, doubts, relationship issues or other life concerns. A lot of times, we also share our achievements and happiness with each other. Read more

3 More benefits of Counselling

3 More benefits of Counselling

It is only in recent years that more people have given serious consideration to dealing with mental and emotional health. In a hectic place like Singapore, or any large metropolis, stress is a constant, and pressing matter that often negatively affects millions of people. These high stress environments where people are expected to perform and live up to expectations of material success has caused a generation of people to suffer in silence. Read more

How to support your child during a meltdown

How to support your child during a meltdown
As a caregiver to a child, we have all experienced temper tantrums one way or another- whining, crying, screaming and rolling on the floor, but we may not always know why it happens and what causes it.
 
In most children, a temper tantrum is an emotional outburst in the face of an unmet need or desire. These outbursts are a normal part of a child’s development and should subside as the child grows older. As children develop, they learn strategies to cope with the feelings that arise from not having their wants and needs met.
 
Special Children have meltdowns due to different reasons, and these showcases of displeasure will run their course whether you like it or not. A meltdown could be the result of a wide range of factors, but here are a few ways you can help to support your child during a meltdown.

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How to tell when someone is in need

How to tell when someone is in need

It may seem simple enough that we should know when someone needs help or attention, but is it really all that obvious?

Friends and family have a tendency to want to help one another, but people often are not very good at asking for help. They may not even know they need help, sometimes resorting to hiding their emotions for fear of appearing weak or needy. Sometimes they fear judgement from other people if they express themselves. Read more

How to manage children who act out

How to manage children who act out
Being a parent today can be challenging, especially when managing Millennials. As time passes, more complex issues will arise when matters are left ignored during their adolescence. Often parents will seek intervention for their child when it is too late. By that point, the child may have turned to bad company for comfort, abusing substance to relieve stress or they may have shut down emotionally and physically from their loved ones. 
 

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