Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

IS YOUR CHILD HIGHLY SENSITIVE?

Feb 16 2019

Does your child seem to feel things more deeply or intensely than others and process everything more thoroughly? Are they prone to having hurt feelings, cry more easily and become very upset by criticism? Are they bothered by being in busy places or around too much noise and prefer quiet time? Then they may be a Highly Sensitive Child.

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Mel Collins is an Author, Speaker, Therapeutic Counsellor and Healer based in Devon. Her book ‘The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People’ was published in January 2019 by Watkins Publishing. Before this, she worked for the Prison Service, including eight years as a Prison Governor managing Substance Misuse Services. Being innately sensitive in a challenging prison setting has given her a unique learning experience to develop coping strategies for managing certain aspects of the HSP trait. She has also appeared on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, spoken on BBC Radio 5 Live about HSPs and been featured in the Daily Mail and various magazines.

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HIGHLY SENSITIVE PEOPLE AND PARENTING

Feb 07 2019

WHAT IS HIGH SENSITIVITY?

One in five people or 1.4 billion globally are born with the trait of high sensitivity (sensory processing sensitivity). Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) experience their emotions more deeply and intensely than non-HSPs and they process them for longer. They have high levels of empathy, are deeply compassionate, very intuitive and can pick up on subtleties that others are not aware of. But they can also get affected by environmental and sensory stimuli that others don’t notice or are simply not bothered by. (For example, crowds, too much noise, bright lights and overpowering smells.) And if there is too much stimuli, their sensory nervous system can go into a state of overarousal and they can start to feel overwhelmed and frazzled. 

About

Mel Collins is an Author, Speaker, Therapeutic Counsellor and Healer based in Devon. Her book ‘The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People’ was published in January 2019 by Watkins Publishing. Before this, she worked for the Prison Service, including eight years as a Prison Governor managing Substance Misuse Services. Being innately sensitive in a challenging prison setting has given her a unique learning experience to develop coping strategies for managing certain aspects of the HSP trait. She has also appeared on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, spoken on BBC Radio 5 Live about HSPs and been featured in the Daily Mail and various magazines.

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Paying for Household Chores?

Nov 25 2018

You want your child to grow up understanding the value of money. You yearn for them to understand you get paid if you work hard. But you also want them to understand that families need to work together and to help out when needed. So how do you decide if you should pay your child for household chores or not?

About Lynda Harlos

Lynda Harlos, Married for 32 years, with 4 children has been writing professionally since 2012. Not wanting any parent to wonder about their ability to parent, Lynda’s primary goal is to help parents live, love and enjoy the parenting experience with as much success as possible.

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6 GENETIC DISORDER MYTHS

Sep 19 2017

 

 

There are about 6,000 different known genetic disorders in the world. It is estimated that one in 25 children in the UK is affected by a type of disorder, equating to around 30,000 babies and children being newly diagnosed each year. Some genetic disorders are apparent at birth while others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood, and sometimes into adulthood.

 

It is in fact highly likely that every person knows at least one person in their life that has a genetic disorder, yet many people are not aware exactly what a genetic disorder is.

 

About Emily Clarke

Emily Clarke is a UK Registered Genetic Counsellor with an MSc in Genetic Counselling and BSc in Genetics from Manchester and Newcastle Universities. As an employee of Genetic Disorders UK, Emily is heavily involved with Jeans For Genes Day 2017, which is the charity’s annual fundraising campaign to support individuals and families affected by genetic disorders. Money raised on Jeans for Genes Day funds the work of the charity and provides grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders. Emily provides specialist information and support to Genetic Disorders UK, where she advises the growing number of people contacting the charity’s helpline services, liaises with healthcare providers, and writes content for the charity’s website. Having a genetic disorder herself, Emily has real insight in terms of how to counsel those with genetic conditions. She was diagnosed with Retinal Dystrophy at just six years old, which is a genetic disorder that affects the retina in the back of the eyes. Emily worked in NHS genetic services before moving into the voluntary sector in 2014. She now works as a freelance Genetic Counsellor offering specialist information and support to genetic charities and support organisations, specifically focusing on ophthalmic, neuromuscular, neuropsychiatric, prenatal and general genetics.

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What you can and can’t do during pregnancy

Jun 19 2017

 

Pregnancy can often be a confusing time for women. There are those of us that love training and staying fit and want to continue our routines and it can feel like we are being told to stop completely. Even if you are not usually very active, it can feel like a logical time to start a gentle routine to stay in good shape and feel strong for the upcoming birth, but again, it is difficult to know where to start if you are completely inexperienced.  In this article we aim to give you some general guidelines for pregnancy fitness.

 

About Harkirat Mahal

Female Founder Personal Trainer Fitness Blogger

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