When children head towards the end of their primary school years, and start to transition into high school, it is a huge shift for them. Not only are they developing physically, but their brain is rapidly changing each year they get older. This brings an array of behaviours and actions, ...Details »
It’s tough for parents who are wanting to to send their child to a mainstream school who have additional needs that need to be met.
Sometimes the school or teachers don't really understand what your child needs, and the best way to achieve this.&... Details »
Parents, are you experiencing moments of anger or outbursts with your child?
Have a child or teenager misbehaving at home?
Unsure why they continue to play up on you, and feel helpless?
What else can you do to manage their misbehaviour?
Are Anxiety & Depression the same thing?
Is this something you’ve wondered or been unsure about?
Is your child struggling with their attention and focus?
Are you feeling the pressure as a parent & worried what the future holds?
Are you unsure how your child will adapt going back to school and after school activities?
What does this look like for your family?
Have you booked in a therapy session for your child, or have they been seeing a psychologist or counsellor for some time?
Do you attend with them, or drop them at the door and pick them up ... Details »
Does your son or daughter have unrealistic standards & high expectations?
Do they show signs of Perfectionism?
Do they often not feel good enough, or think they should have worked harder?
Have you seen changes in your teen’s behaviour – highly strung, lashing out or a bad attitude?
Is your teenager avoiding you, feels the pressure, stressed out - and you don’t know how to manage their reactions?
Have you ever had your child dig their heels in at a party, and you feel like you’ve got to drag them in?
Has your daughter had a meltdown the night before her class speech or the school dance?
Is ... Details »
Some simple day to day consistency can go a long way!
Are you a parent, feeling lost as to why you’re not as close with your child anymore?
Has your child grown more distant as they get older, and you don’t know how to reconnect?
Are you trying to adjust to your new home life?
Is your work, home and family life all blended into one now you’re in isolation?
It is common to feel nervous before seeing a psychologist, especially if it is your first time. Spending some time thinking ...Details »
Our experience facing the horrific bush fires...Two days before Christmas, my husband and I, and our two little boys waited ...Details »
Are you separating or divorcing from your partner? Are you unsure how to manage the change and impact on your children?Separating or a divorce is a huge life change, and it’s always stressful for a family. Especially if it falls around Christmas time. It’s often made ... Details »
Do you want your child to attend a mainstream school, regardless of their disability?
Are you concerned that they won’t get the support and guidance they need?
Does your son or daughter have unrealistic high standards? Do they show signs of Perfectionism? Do they often not feel good enough, or think they should have worked harder? Perfectionistic tendencies are often seen in teenagers and young adults studying for their school exams or at university. They can often feel ...Details »
Ever feel like it’s a losing battle to get your teen to interact socially? Do you constantly feel like you are fighting against their social online world? As a parent, we all want our teenagers to learn the social skills to cooperate, negotiate conflicts, develop perspective, as well as make ...Details »
Do you have a teenager at home going through the HSC this year? Or maybe a young adult studying at University or College?
HSC stress - it's a reality for many Australian teengers. The adolescents of today ...Details »
We have been creating change in people's lives for 7 years now, but have you often wondered what to expect from a session with one of our psychologists? Creating Change is proud to be the Hills Districts largest team of Psychologists and Counsellors. If you’ve recently made the decision to change your ...Details »
Do your teenager’s emotions oscillate like a rollercoaster? Are their moods extreme, and they are finding it all too much? Maybe their behaviour has become more withdrawn and avoidant? 1 in 6 young people have considered self harm at some point, with 1 in 10 having acted on it. Australian studies suggest that 6-8% ...Details »
Is your child avoiding their homework, getting easily distracted or finding it hard to read? Does your child have meltdowns, hate going to school or seem to be getting into more trouble? The beginning of each school year can be an apprehensive time for parents. We worry which teacher they will have ...Details »
What is Sadness? What is its purpose in our lives?
Did you know that healthy eating affects anxiety and depression? We always hear about how you should eat well – it’s good for you, gives you energy and makes you feel better. However there are many ways healthy eating can help your mental health too, including anxiety and depression. Australian’s every year ...Details »