Part 2 – 5 Solutions to Communicating with Your Tweenager
Part 2 of the Tweenage Years - As a parent, opening the lines of communication with your child can become more of a challenge when you enter the tween years. You may try to talk to them about certain things and get push backs or emotional outbursts. Don’...Details »
How to Help Your Child Transition to High School
It’s that time of year when children who have made it to the end of primary school, prepare for the unknown of what high school brings.
6 Ways for Parents to Prepare Your Anxious Child for School This Year
Are you feeling uncertain how your child will adapt and cope going back to school this year?
Maybe your child is starting school for the first time…..are they worried?
Are you worried for them?
Tips for Your Teen – 6 Ways to Thrive, Cope & Succeed
The Tweenage Years – Helping Parents Understand Your 10-14 Year Old-Part 1
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 »
Seeking Inclusion for Your Child with Additional Needs in a Mainstream School?
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 »
How Self-Soothing as a Baby affects our Mental Health as an Adult
Always Angry or Hyperactive – Why My Child Has Outbursts and Misbehaves?
Parents, are you experiencing moments of anger or outbursts with your child?
How to Manage Your Child or Teen’s Misbehaviour at Home
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?
I’m confused! Is there actually a difference between Anxiety & Depression?
Are Anxiety & Depression the same thing?
Is this something you’ve wondered or been unsure about?
4 Effective Ways to Manage your Child’s Attention, Concentration & Focus Challenges
Is your child struggling with their attention and focus?
Are you feeling the pressure as a parent & worried what the future holds?
Parents, feel prepared! How to help your anxious child return to school.
Are you unsure how your child will adapt going back to school and after school activities?
What does this look like for your family?
5 Benefits of Online Therapy During Lockdown & the Cost of Not Getting Immediate Support
The importance of parents staying at therapy with your child
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 child have high expectations at school? How to manage perfectionism.
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?
Outbursts, Bad Attitude – The Reason School & Extracurricular Pressure Impacts your Teen
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?
My child fears social interaction. How to effectively manage their anxiety
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 »
Sticking to a routine in the holidays can make a huge difference
Some simple day to day consistency can go a long way!
How to handle your teenager’s messy bedroom
Our very own Clinical Psychologist Dr Bianca Heng recently wrote an article published in New Idea Magazine, on 'How to handle your teenager's messy ...Details »
How to reconnect with my tween or teenager
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?
3 Successful ways to keep your Teens Video Gaming Under Control
Is your teenager video gaming & playing online non-stop since being in isolation? Do you wish they would go outside, ride their bike, play a game or use their imagination?
Are ... Details »
How to talk to your children about Coronavirus
Are you constantly answering your child’s questions about Coronavirus, and why they can’t see their friends anymore?
Why their birthday party has been cancelled.
Do you find it ... Details »
How to Manage Home Life & Isolation
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?
How to feel prepared for Therapy
It is common to feel nervous before seeing a psychologist, especially if it is your first time. Spending some time thinking ...Details »
Escaping the bush fires – Survival verses Anxiety
Our experience facing the horrific bush fires...Two days before Christmas, my husband and I, and our two little boys waited ...Details »
Separating? How to help your children understand
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 »
Children with disability excluded in school – New remarkable results
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?
Challenge yourself. Know what you need to change forever
Are you thinking of taking the first step to make a definite change in your life? Are you wondering how you can make the changes that you want that will stick long term?
You ...Details »
Perfectionism at school – How to manage your child’s expectations
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 »
Supporting teenagers to succeed in the social world
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 »
My daughter is self-harming – what do I do?
Is your daughter self-harming, and you don’t know how to help? Is her self-harming taking its toll on the whole family? The teenage years can be troublesome for any adolescent, and outside influences such as peer pressure, family life ...Details »
HSC, Study Stress & Anxiety – How to help your teenager cope
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 »
Creating Change is 7 years old! Here’s what you can expect from the Hills leading team of Psychologists
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 »
Withdrawn and down teenagers. How to understand self harm
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 »
I think my child is falling behind in class. What do I do?
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 »
The importance of Sadness – what is its purpose in our lives?