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How Routines can help you Parent & Educate your Child

Routines are not only for ‘getting jobs done’. Routines are central to the education of infants and children in forming the building blocks of language, social interaction and eventual mastery of a new skill. In this episode, routines are discussed from a variety of perspectives by Dr Chalfant. We also review the movie “Ride Like …

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How to have W.A.R.M Conversations with your Children and Teenagers

Tired of the “Yep”, “Nah”, “Sort of”, “Maybe, “Don’t know” responses from your child or teenager? Maybe you need to be asking questions and framing conversations that encourage your child or teenager to contribute more. Using Dr Chalfant’s W.A.R.M conversation guide, you can learn how to have your child open up to you and in …

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Empathy Vs. Discipline.. or is it?

o you have two parenting styles to choose from right? Empathy or Discipline. Well, no. In this episode we: Define and discuss the three types of empathy and two types of discipline, Dismantle the polarisation of Empathy and Discipline, Show how they can constructively work together. Additionally, discipline has an unwarranted reputation for being “negative” …

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Understanding Anxiety

An in-depth analysis of anxiety. We discuss the latest research on causes, healthy vs unhealthy, various types of anxiety disorders and evidence based treatment. We also look at ways families can support someone with an anxiety problem. Specific details are described about the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety. Tips to help …

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National Guidelines for Autism Diagnosis: Help or Hindrance?

Having publicly praised the initiative and work leading up to the release of the National Guidelines for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I had high expectations. I viewed them with hope. I thought they might help tidy up the current mess that is ASD diagnosis. Mis-diagnosis of ASD is rife. Huge variation exists across clinicians …

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INDISPENSABLE INFORMATION ON THE NDIS!

Internationally acclaimed Clinical Psychologist, Author and Mum, Dr Anne Chalfant, is hosting a free information night for parents on the NDIS. Why? If you are feeling confused about the NDIS then you are not alone! Allied Health and Medical professionals are struggling to make sense of it and families are feeling overwhelmed. We want to …

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Parents: remember, you’re actually doing a great job!

Anyone who has worked in an early intervention centre is familiar with the scene of a parent standing in the waiting room trying to schedule a therapy session. “How is 4pm on Tuesday”, the secretary might say. “Sorry, he goes to OT on Tuesday afternoon”, says the Mother, “how about 4pm on Wednesday”. “Sorry, there …

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Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Sleep

Is your child not getting to sleep again? You’re not alone! Falling asleep can sometimes feel like an impossible dream, especially when you’re onto your 50th rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle or you’ve got your little person’s foot in your face because they wanted to sleep with you tonight (which feels like every night). Australian working …

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