Tag Archives: child psychologist

Preparing your child for their first day of school

This is another brief post from the Secure Start Facebook post, which I considered might be of interest to followers here. At the request of one of our regular visitors to this page, I am going to share some thoughts … Continue reading

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Oral stimulation facilitates feelings of wellbeing

This is another of my posts on the Secure Start Facebook page. Let me know what you think! From the earliest hours of life, infants experience feelings of emotional wellbeing in association with suckling. As a result, a powerful association … Continue reading

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Restoring school-time sleep-wake cycle

This is the first of a series of a short posts that I prepared for my Secure Start Facebook page. For those of you who don’t follow my page, I have included it here for you. As the return to … Continue reading

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More than positive thinking and a resilient mindset

A child’s resilience requires more than just a “resilient mindset” or “positive thinking”. It requires deeply-held and profound beliefs, formed during infancy and early childhood, that they are a good and capable and deserving person, that adults in a care … Continue reading

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New thinking and a new approach required with looked-after children

Yesterday I was visited by a six-year-old boy who has a history of family trauma and is being raised by a relative carer. Upon entering my consulting room he immediately sought my box of assorted animals and rifled through it, … Continue reading

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Compendiums of Attachment-Informed Articles

Dear Visitors to this Site, I have recently collated a number of blog posts into two “compendiums”, which appear in Menu’s on the right hand side of this site. One compendium includes articles relating to the care, management and treatment … Continue reading

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Eyes are mirrors for a child’s soul

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A gentle method for getting children settled to sleep in their own beds

This was a very popular post that has become somewhat buried in this site, so I thought I would reproduce it here. Enjoy! đŸ™‚ In my practice one of the more common struggles reported by parents and caregivers is getting … Continue reading

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Guess how much I love you

Guess How Much I love you, by Sam McBratney, was a favourite bedtime story for my youngest son. Such was its impact that the final line “I love you right up to the moon . . . and back” became … Continue reading

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The importance of empathy

This is a reproduction of blog post I wrote approximately two years ago, so it is buried a bit in this site. Thought I would re-post under a new title because the message has been well received and, in my … Continue reading

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