Behaviour Advice & Strategies | Child Psychology | Children's Behaviour Problems

Soiling Encopresis PooeyPants – Proven Behaviour Strategies

Before life as a Child Psychologist, I didn’t even know this problem existed. When I first started practicing, I promised myself I’d never work in this area! Twenty years on, I’ve helped hundreds of families deal with this embarrassing, uncomfortable, smelly and confusing issue.  Yes, I’m now an expert on children pooing their pants! After…

Behaviour Advice & Strategies | Child Psychology | Children's Behaviour Problems

Children’s Sleeping Issues & Bedtime Battles – Proven Strategies, Quick Results

Children’s sleeping & bedtime battles can be very varied, hugely frustrating, and extremely exhausting – for everyone.  Here’s a list of some of the more common issues I see: Children refusing to sleep in their own bed.Parents needing to lie with their childParents needing to go to sleep at the same time as their childChildren…

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School Refusal – Success using Proven Strategies

School Refusal, School Phobia, both are terms relating to a child or teenager who finds it impossible to get to school.  This can quickly result in them missing days and weeks off school, and if not addressed quickly, will often lead into missing whole terms off school. And of course, the longer it goes on…

Behaviour Advice & Strategies | Child Psychology | Children's Behaviour Problems

Fussy Eating, Mealtime Battles. Just Eat It!

Does your household descend into a war zone at mealtimes?  Is your child becoming increasingly fussy with food? Will your child eat a certain food one night, then refuse to eat it next time? Are you having to cook three meals every night to keep everyone happy? I have seen it all.  One of the…

Behaviour Advice & Strategies | Child Psychology | Children's Behaviour Problems

Time-Out. Excellent for ADHD, ODD, ASD & All Bad Behaviour

Time Out as a parenting strategy has been around for decades, however in recent times it’s been strongly criticised by some. They claim that Time-Out is harmful to children; that using Time-Out can traumatise children and cause them short and long-term harm.  It’s been argued that Time-Out sends the message that the child is not…

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Children’s Bad Behaviour – Ten Important Points

My understanding of children’s behaviour has changed a lot over the years. Here are ten important points I have learnt along the way. Children need to DO AS THEY’RE TOLD! Children are not “their own Boss”!  It’s the parent who needs to be in charge. Children’s misbehaviour is usually just that, children misbehaving. Children misbehave…