Interesting Articles

Applied Behaviour Analysis Under Fire

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Parents of children newly diagnosed with autism understandably want to access the best support to help their child, and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is often one of the first therapies recommended.  Yet ABA therapy is one of the most controversial treatments for autism spectrum disorder, and many people are calling for it to be outlawed. If you're wondering what ABA therapy entails or why so many people are against it, read on - hopefully I can shed some light on the subject!

How Applied Be…

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Tackling Back to School Anxiety

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Returning to school in the new year triggers mixed emotions in children. Some wish the long summer weeks will never end, while for others boredom sets in, or they miss their school friends and yearn for the return to the classroom. Regardless, many children start to feel anxious and a bit wobbly on the first day back at school, but with parental support most children are able to move through their fear, embrace new and rekindled friendships, and settle into the demands of the classroom. 

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3 ways we sabotage relationships (and 3 ways to kick the habit)

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by Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, published at:

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Popular culture has plenty of examples of people sabotaging their romantic relationships.

In the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, Kat says she has no interest in romantic engagements. Then Patrick asks about her dating style:

You disappoint them from the start and then you’re covered, right?

But as the plot develops, we learn this is Kat’s way of protecting herself, to cope with the trauma of a previous relati…

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Helping Your Child's Fear of Needles

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This week children 5 years+ are now eligible for Covid vaccines in Australia.  I’ve already been contacted by several parents, worried how their children with fear of needles or needle phobia will cope.  Armed with reassurance, practical strategies and accurate knowledge, parents can help their children through their fears so they don’t go on to be the one in ten adults that have a lifetime fear of needles.

Fear of needles is very common for children:

  • it is a new/uncommon experience for them…

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Take the overwhelm out of the holidays

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed with holiday preparations, take some time to learn how you can save your relationship from being over-consumed by stress. This year, aim to create a restful holiday season - your relationship will thank you!

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