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Sexual Behaviours in Young Children – When to be Worried

By Elaine Hodgins / March 25, 2021 /

Understanding Sexual Behaviours It can be difficult for parents to know when their child’s behaviour is inappropriate or harmful can’t it?  We’ve all heard our little ones make comments like “Why does he have a willy and I don’t?”  or “My mummy has big boobies!” and of course we have all gone through that stage…

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What can affect a child’s mental health?

By Elaine Hodgins / November 11, 2020 /

Mental health whilst growing Children and young people’s minds are developing at an extremely fast rate. The challenges they face as they are developing into young adults will undoubtedly affect their emotions and their behaviour. Today’s society means that those challenges can lead to many difficulties as the child is growing up. Good emotional and…

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Help – My Child Is Falling Behind At School!

By Elaine Hodgins / November 4, 2020 /

It doesn’t matter how old your child is, if you feel your child is falling behind at school, it’s wise to do something about it. It’s normal for any child, no matter what age, to have the occasional struggle, but when it happens on a regular basis, it needs attention from both parents and teachers.…

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Give Your Child The Gift Of Resilience

By Elaine Hodgins / September 23, 2020 /

Helping your child to build resilience helps their character, their success at school, helps them to want to take on new challenges, and encourages them to have a more positive approach to life in general. Resilience, in learning, helps children to persevere through difficult tasks and also allows them to take the risk of making…

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Teaching your children about boundaries and empathy

By Elaine Hodgins / November 4, 2019 /

For many mums and dads, setting boundaries for their young child’s behaviour is just a normal part of bringing up the child. No hitting. No swearing. Don’t interrupt when mummy is talking. We don’t snatch things from other children. However, as the child gets older, and social interaction gets more complicated, it’s not enough to…

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Is Your Child ready for Primary School?

By Elaine Hodgins / July 10, 2019 /

It’s exciting isn’t it. Your child is starting primary school, but have you prepared him/her? If not, you haven’t got long before the new school year starts! As a clinical children’s hypnotherapist, specialising in all sorts of anxiety and behavioural problems, I am often asked by mums: “Can you help me – my child is…

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Building confidence in children in their formative years

By Elaine Hodgins / May 29, 2019 /

Let’s face it – we would all love to have confident kids, wouldn’t we? Of course, as parents we CAN have an impact on our child’s confidence and obviously their general development but there are a couple of myths we need to dispel first! The first one is that people are either confident OR totally…

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Creating a good foundation for a growth mindset in children and teens

By Elaine Hodgins / April 3, 2019 /

What do we mean by “a Growth Mindset?” Growth mindset refers to how we face setbacks and challenges. There are lots of ways we can help our children have a growth mindset, but first let us look at the two different children – one with a growth mindset and the other without. Johnny is a…

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