ADHD – An Interview with Professor Michael Kohn

Professor Kohn is considered one of the experts on ADHD in Australia. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder, affecting about 7% of 4-9 year old children and nearly 10% of 10-14 year olds.  And if that fact is not enough to trouble you, did you know that the total social and economic cost …

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Autism and COVID-19, my interview with Professor Andrew Whitehouse, PhD

Autism and COVID-19, my interview with Professor Andrew Whitehouse, PhD Many positive messages and great insights from Professor Andrew Whitehouse, one of Australia’s leading Autism researchers. We cover the impact of COVID-19 for people with ASD and how best to manage dealing with change in routine at this challenging time. We also discuss the positive …

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Homeschooling: Lessons Learned

How are you surviving homeschooling? There are literally thousands of resources flying around out there. The ONLY way to get it under control is to apply a rock solid routine. Here we share three lessons learned from our first month of homeschooling that you can apply. Download the homeschool routine here: https://anniescentre.com/home-school-timetable/

Home School Timetable

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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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