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Six Tips on Parenting your Pre-Teen

By Elaine Hodgins / October 28, 2020 /

“What happened to my cuddly, adorable ten-year-old?”  a mum asked me recently in my children’s therapy clinic. “She used to be so loving and always wanting to hug me but now she doesn’t want much to do with me or her dad at all!” I hear this an awful lot! All that’s happening is that…

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My Child Seems so SAD – How Can I Help Him?

By Elaine Hodgins / August 19, 2020 /

As parents, we never want our children to be sad, or at least to stay sad for long, do we? The thing is, it is just as necessary for us to validate their pain or sadness, just as it is to acknowledge their success or happiness. Being their rescuer every time they feel sad is…

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Problem Behaviour In Children And How To Deal With It

By Elaine Hodgins / July 29, 2020 /

Every day in my children’s hypnotherapy clinics, I am asked about behavioural problems. When a child is struggling with their behaviour it can have a really bad effect on the whole family. Mum’s and Dad’s know they have to respond, but very often, they have no idea which is the best way of dealing with…

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Five Tips to Help you to Communicate with your Teen

By Elaine Hodgins / July 16, 2020 /

If you think back to the terrible tantrums of two-year olds – you’ll realise that the teen years can be very similar!  During the two- year old developmental period your two year- old is learning how to push your buttons, push the boundaries and push you over the top! The teenage years are very similar.…

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How to Help a Child Cope with Grief

By Elaine Hodgins / July 8, 2020 /

Dealing with grief My mum was only 52 when she died. I was 21 so I wasn’t a child and yet, she had started her road to alcoholism when I was just seven – so in reality I felt abandonment issues from that  very young age. When my mother DID pass- away, I felt relief.…

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Ten Ways to Get Your Child to Talk About Their Emotions

By Elaine Hodgins / June 3, 2020 /

By now your children will have been at home under lock down rules for many weeks and may even be getting prepared physically and emotionally to go back to school. They have been separated from their friends, their teachers, and have had a totally different routine – now its all going to change again as…

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How YOU Can Help your Child with Emotional Self- Regulation

By Elaine Hodgins / January 1, 2020 /

As a mum or dad, you’ve obviously seen your child have the odd tantrum. We expect them in two to three-year-olds don’t we!  However, if your child has got to five or six years old and is still having regular meltdowns and outbursts of anger, it could be that he or she is struggling with…

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Understanding Childhood Destructive Behaviour

By Elaine Hodgins / March 20, 2019 /

An 8-year-old boy called Dillon has a meltdown in school. He’s become angry about something another boy in his class had said to him, he pushes the other boy, and a fight starts. When the teacher steps in to break it up, Dillon really has a meltdown and starts throwing furniture and books around the…

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