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Asperger’s Disorder

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

What is Asperger’s Disorder? Children with Asperger’s Disorder have a marked and ongoing impairment in social interaction, and they develop restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests and activities. In contrast to Autism, there are no significant delays in language acquisition and development. During the first three years of the child’s life, there are no significant […]

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder show a pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typical of a child their age. This pattern of behaviour must be observable both at home and at school. Children suffering from ADHD often fail to pay close attention to detail in […]

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

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Children with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) experience high levels of anxiety and worry about a number of events or activities, and find it difficult to control these worries.  They may worry about as punctuality, school performance or catastrophic events such as earthquakes. The intensity, duration or frequency of the child’s worries is far out of […]

Smacking and Children

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

The issue surrounding parents, children, and the use of corporal punishment is one that is currently of extreme importance. Here, find the information on the consequences of smacking children, and positive alternative methods of discipline. Is Smacking Children ever OK? Smacking children is never ok for a number of reasons. Firstly, smacking children is a […]

Separation Anxiety

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Separation Anxiety in children is characterized by a extreme level of anxiety when the child is separated from their home, family members and parents. Children displaying signs of Separation Anxiety often become homesick, do not want to attend school, avoid visiting friends houses or may not be able to enter a room on their own. […]