Another day another argument. Let me describe for you what I’m thinking about. A child is playing a play station, father walks up and says, ‘time to get off’. ‘In a minute’, is the reply. Then he’s asked again, ‘ no just let me do this first’. I can see dad’s temperature rising. He walks up, grabs the controller off him. World War III ensues. ‘I hate you, you’re always think you have to be in charge’ why can’t I do what I want!’. Father yells back, tantrums continue. So much for nice family time, so much for trying to set rules and boundaries, so much for previous promises that he will get off the PlayStation calmly.Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered what going through the mind of a psychologist when you’re in a session? Here’s what I’m thinking about when I see a new client and their family.
Many families come in with preconceived ideas of what psychologists do and what counselling is about. They may think I’m sitting in judgement of them, pointing a finger and wondering what did they do wrong to have a child who is anxious?, not behaving at school, having concentration issues, struggling with homework, or getting along with others.Continue Reading