#Resource Diary Entry 9: #ToiletTraining #support #earlyyears #parentingsupport

This book aims to support parents with toilet training. It offers tips and ideas about how to approach toilet training with children. The book pack also has sticker charts as well as a story book to read to the child. A version for toilet…

#Resource Diary Entry 8: Book about #parentalseparation

This book explores thoughts and feelings a child may have when parents are separating. The child in the story is trying to find glue to bring parents back together again. The story line makes it clear that finding glue is not possible and not…

#Resource Diary Entry 7: #DrawingandTalking #therapeuticsupport

In one of the schools I worked at, the art room was the dedicated room for my day. I thought that was very interesting as it allowed me to explore my creative side as a psychologist. I like painting and drawing so it felt…

#Resource Diary Entry 6: #Managinganger #redbeast #anger #support #parents #teachers

This book approaches anger as a big emotion like a red beast. It looks at the feeling and situations possibly influencing it. It refers to the feeling being external to the person and being quiet or becoming loud and active depending on the situation….

#Resource Diary Entry 5: #autism support #video #circleoffriends #siblings #parents #teachers

  It is often a dilemma for parents. “Do we tell our child about ‘autism’?” “What do we do next?” “What about the siblings, do they understand the needs of their brother/sister?” As an introduction the ‘Amazing Things Happen’ video can be helpful. It…

#Resource Diary Entry 4: Card Deck of Sentence Completion and Feelings Cards #therapeuticsupport #feelings

Set of cards with feelings and sentence completion. Feelings cards give a wide range of feelings and are helpful when a child finds it more difficult to identify a feeling. The sentence completion part of the deck of cards is very helpful. I find…

#Resource Diary Entry 3: #Mindfulness Activities #therapeuticcards

Set of cards to help children engage in mindfulness activities to reduce anxieties and focus on the present. I have used these with children today and they all commented on how these activities were useful. They liked picking the cards and choosing their activities….

#Resource Diary Entry 2: #Talkingaboutmentalhealth #support #classroom #wellbeing #schools #parents

    Aimed at children, this video explores the topic of mental health. It talks about opening this important topic with others and aims to normalise possible difficulties. It also offers strategies on how to help a peer and seek support. This video is…

#Resource Diary Entry 1: The Huge Bag of #worries #anxieties #support

A go to in many situations. This story explores well a range of worries a child may have and how it can impact on the child’s life. It opens up discussions about how the child may feel isolated when experiencing all these worries. The…

#Moving Abroad as a Psychologist #overseas #psychologists

The decision was made, we were moving to Australia! Overwhelmed and excited, I did all the research I could imagine to see if this move was possible in terms of my career. I had worked very hard to complete my doctorate so it was…