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Back to School Anxiety after Lockdown

By Elaine Hodgins / March 4, 2021 /

The end of lockdown is in sight and mums and dads everywhere are feeling anxious over how its all going to pan out.  “What if my children have got behind in their school-work? What if they are very anxious when they go back? What if they DO catch Covid 19?” I can hear all those…

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Two boys writing for school work

When your Child Refuses to go to School

By Elaine Hodgins / January 20, 2021 /

“I can’t get my child to go to school – please help! He seems genuinely fearful”. This is something that I am hearing more and more from parents these days and I guess it’s not surprising at the moment is it – with all that’s going on with the pandemic and lockdown! We would always…

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Young girl sitting in field making a potion

Fear of Halloween – It’s NOT fun for some!

By Elaine Hodgins / September 30, 2020 /

Fear of Halloween? Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween or the fear of the Feast of the Dead. The word Samhainophobia originates from ‘Samhuin’ which means “the end of the summer”. The Samhain festival was celebrated by the Celtics for marking the change between between summer and winter. The word Samhuin  means ‘All Hallows Eve’. Where…

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