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?
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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?
The emotion of sadness is essential to our survival and has been a part of human experience since the beginning of time. Sadness is our body’s ...Details »
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 »
A divorce or separation is a huge life change, and it’s always stressful for the family. Especially if it falls around Christmas time. It’s often made worse by avoidable mistakes. As therapists, we’ve worked with many people going through these difficult times ...Details »
Is your teen feeling lost and unsure of who they are? Do you have the tools to support them in deciding what they want to be in the future? Are you worried social media is bogging them down as they endeavour to keep up with their peers or save face? Details »
One day you stopped and noticed the tantrums are getting more intense, lasting longer and becoming more frequent. The whining starts from the moment they get up and its driving you nuts? Everything that crosses their path on TV or with friends is resulting in them badgering you about how unfair life is and that ...Details »
Knowing when your child’s shyness is a phase or a real problem It can be a challenge to determine whether a child is an introvert by nature or has developed fears around social interactions. Empowering you as a parent to know what to look for and how to effectively manage anxiety ...Details »
We live in an ever-changing world where technological advances and the internet have become a necessary part of everyday life. Perhaps it is not surprising that a growing number of children and adults alike are spending a significant amount of time engaging with social media and video gaming. How then, do we know ...Details »
Does your child get upset and refuse to go to bed? Do they seem afraid or anxious when you drop them at day care or school? Anxiety due to separation is an age appropriate part of early childhood, and can vary from putting a child to sleep alone in ...Details »
Is your child feeling anxious about returning to school in 2017? Are you unsure how to get the kids back into shape after the holidays? Returning to school can raise many of challenges for those managing children and teenagers. Bad habits, loss of school term routine, and in 6-8 weeks changes in ...Details »