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Four steps to take if you think your child has ADHD

If you are concerned that you or your child may have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it can be a minefield to know where to start! Who do I see? How do I get answers?

 

To help guide parents through the process we have outlined the “typical” path parents take below....

The Internet: Not just fun and games….

Internet use, for example in the form of social networking, online gaming and online shopping, is commonly associated with fun, pleasure and enjoyment. However, it is important for parents to be aware that some young people do not use the internet to find pleasure, but instead to...

When Did Health and Fitness become Unhealthy?

In recent years there has been a booming craze in the health and fitness industry. With no doubt, the aim of many trainers is to encourage our society to get outside and get moving. However, the influx in promotion of this message through social media has begun to have the opposite effect....

The Rise of Gaming Addiction on Mobile Devices

Over the last eight years I have seen a steady increase of children and teenagers at the Internet Addiction Clinic @ Kidspace suffering from screen or gaming addiction. When speaking at School or Corporate Seminars many parents feel shell shocked that gaming addiction has “come out of nowhere!?” The truth is there are a multitude of reasons as to why gaming and screen addiction is more prevalent in children today than it was ten or twenty years ago.....

Technoference

Technology has a number of benefits, such as increased social support and the flexibility to work from home. However, as it has evolved, technology has become infamous for gaming and social media addictions in our youth. A study published in 2018 highlights concerns of the reverse: distractions caused by technology in adults. The paper draws on the term Technoference, referring to....

Milkshake breathing

There is a growing body of research indicating that mindfulness techniques can reduce anxiety, depression and symptoms of ADHD in children. The basis of many mindfulness techniques is deep and conscious breathing. This is a tricky task for many of us adults. Imagine being a hyperactive five year old trying to consciously think about each breath!

FOMO

Are you concerned about the amount of time your family is spending glued to a screen this summer holidays?

Late last year the Australian Psychological Society (APS) released survey details outlining social media and its impact on Australian’s wellbeing. The survey found 56% of Australians are “heavy” social media users....