HEY SIGMUND is a website containing the latest research and news in psychology. It attempts to bring psychology into the mainstream for everyone and especially parents. Karen Young explains what it all means and why it matters.
Karen has worked as a psychologist in private practice and in educational and organisational settings. She has lectured and has extensive experience in the facilitation of personal growth groups. Karen is a regular contributor to Parenting Magazine in New Zealand. She can often be heard on Australian radio, and is and a sought-after speaker. Recently, she published ‘Hey Warrior’, a book for kids to help them understand anxiety and find their ‘brave’.
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Facebook Live (During Isolation) – Anxiety, Big Feelings, Tantrums, Sibling Fights … and more.
Just in case you want to skip a bit …
01:10 The ‘fight’ part of anxiety – tantrums, aggression, big feelings – why it happens and what to do.
04:20 Big feelings are a call for us to come closer (even when they don’t feel that way).
06:00 Why ‘little’ things can tip them over the edge, and how to respond.
09:25 When their anxiety triggers ours – when we fight with them instead of for them – why, and what to do.
10:50 The good news about self-regulation.
16:05 How to manage transitions.
18:10 Squabbling with your teen? This might help.
18:50 The opportunities that sit inside anxiety/anger/big feelings.
20:04 Adolescents, big feelings, regulation – what they need from us.
22:50 When big anxiety looks like big fight.
24:54 How it helps to ‘meet the energy with similar energy, but not similar anger’.
29:10 How mindfulness supports a long term strengthening of the brain against anxiety.
32:00 Dealing with other stressors on top of social isolation.
33:35 How to expand the capacity to cope with anxiety and stress.
35:15 When kids won’t talk about it.
35:25 Why some kids might be regressing at the moment (clinginess, asking for help when they haven’t needed it before).
40:00 Routines – how they help (and it’s okay if some slip).
42:17 Why does my teen hear me as ‘angry’ when I’m not?
46:37 How do we role model strength and calm when we’re feeling anxious ourselves?
49:50 Sleep – strategies to help with peaceful pillow time.
1:03:02 ‘Only children’ in social isolation.
1:05:31 Dealing with sibling squabbles
1:08:28 Social media and screen time.
An informative article outlining some approaches parents can use to help their children deal with their worries and anxieties.
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Sean shares some of the questions that parents have been asking with David Coleman. They discuss worries or anxieties an 8 year old has developed since the schools have closed; an 8 year old having trouble sleeping on her own; a two and half year old who is having difficulty coping with being apart from grandparents; a 5 year old who's behaviour has changed over the past few weeks and more.
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We are hosting the Seminars via Zoom.
All Triple P workshops are Free, however registration is essential.
Parents that are interested in registering and would like more information regarding logging into zoom can contact via email - firstname.lastname@example.org or text Linda on 0871432889
Play Therapist, Amy Fogarty, spoke to Donie Tarrant on Near FM to give advice to parents on how to manage children’s anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic. Amy discusses self care, how to keep our kids safe, how to talk to them about Covid-19, identifying feelings and empowering them.
She also explains the power of play for understanding children, reassuring them and allowing them to process what is happening.
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This is a wonderful page to follow. Filled with ideas, advice and reassurance for all the parents who are doing their very best for their children during this tough time.
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Siobhán From CTC posts up Instagram stories daily with fun ideas on how to organise play at home, how to help children regulate their emotions and lots more. Definitely worth checking out!