Tag: Parenting

  How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functions

By Nicolette Ingram Improving Executive Functions With the necessity of parents overseeing remote learning during the COVID 19 lockdown, many parents not only had a new-found appreciation for the work of our teachers but may have gained further insight into some of the learning struggles their children experience. While spending more time helping kids with… Read more »

  The Right Words

This article describes some strategies you can use with your kids to talk about suicide.

  How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide

How to talk to your kids about suicide. Angie Hilton talks with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey about what to say during the important conversation with your kids about suicide. We know this is a tricky topic, but it’s a conversation worth having, particularly with the added adjustments related to the COVID pandemic. This video is… Read more »

  Conflict Busters

This article discusses some ways of managing conflict in the home, with a particular emphasis on managing conflict in the context of lockdown.

  Episode 3 – Quelling Quarrels in Quarantine

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Quelling Quarrels in Quarantine  This week, Chris and Rowan discuss ways of using positive psychology to manage the added conflict and situations that we’re all likely to face over the coming months. We discuss what conflict is and some of the main conflict styles that people tend to use, ways of using the character… Read more »

  Family Foibles

This article is about those for whom Christmas is not such a joyous time because of painful childhood memories.

  Screen Save Us

This article is about containing the amount of time that kids spend on screens and using social media compared with being outside, or enjoying green time.

  Perfect Storm

This article describes observations surrounding an increase in existential depression amongst bright, creative and resourceful young men in their early years of adulthood.

  Beating Bullies

Bullying is a significant social problem, partly because of its harmful impact on mental health. This article examines the impact of bullying and some practical ways that bullying can be addressed or mitigated. Click here for a video of Chris’s aforementioned session at Unleash the Beast Writing and Well-Being Symposium entitled: Sticks and Stones….Words Can… Read more »

  Existential Depression in Young Men

Over recent years I’ve noticed an increase in depression amongst bright, creative and resourceful young men in early years of adulthood. I think it hints at deep social and cultural change. This pattern contrasts with that expectation that mental health problems such as depression are more likely to be suffered by those who are less… Read more »