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Bullying in primary school

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Bullying, Social Skills and Culture in the School Setting

  Bullying within the school context has gained much recognition and response over the last decade. As teachers, parents and students have become more aware of the nature and definition of bullying, namely, repeated aggression that is intended to cause harm, distress and/or fear to another in a position of less power, there has been […]

Sexting and young people.

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Strategies for Managing Sexting and Young people

Sexting, a name given for the creating and sharing of sexually explicit pictures or messages through mobile phones, the internet and other electronic devices, has become an increasingly recognised and concerning pastime of children. It is estimated that in 2012, over 20% of teenagers engaged in sexting, with a higher prevalence reported among girls. In […]

Adolescent School Refusal

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School can be both an exciting and a challenging experience. A young person’s experience of school is influenced by many factors, such as peer relationships, learning ability and family life. Problems in these areas can lead a young person to develop a negative experience of school. Actively avoiding school, either by not attending school or […]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

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Regularly checking if the stove is turned off before leaving home or pressing the car alarm button two or three times just to make sure it is turned on are some of the behaviours most people  may display as part of everyday life. People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, however, experience these types of behaviours and […]

Managing Difficult Behaviour

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Children are more likely to behave the way we would like them to when we create an environment that reduces opportunities for challenging behaviour. This means an environment that is rich in age appropriate, stimulating experiences but also one that minimises “triggers” for challenging behaviours like tantrums, aggression and defiance. The most important part of […]

Precocious Puberty

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While puberty is a normal and natural progression into sexual maturity, it is often a word that invokes memories, images and emotions of a time of change that for many adults was confusing, anxiety-provoking and embarrassing. While children most commonly enter puberty around the ages of 9-16 years for girls and 9-14 years for boys, […]