Merry and Bright: How to Handle Your Child’s Behavior On Holiday Outings

Keep Those Holiday Outings Merry!

The holiday season often includes busy public outings with your child. These can be quite tricky and challenging! Children sometimes find the new environment, whether it be a store or a crowded holiday event, to be over-stimulating. They try to carry out the outing ‘on their terms’ rather than on yours. However, if you make a plan in advance, there […]

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Selective Mutism: Is Your Child Just Shy, Or Is It Something More?

Is it Selective Mutism, or just shyness?

Selective Mutism vs ‘Just Being Shy’ Selective mutism is a diagnosable condition that significantly interferes with a child’s ability to adapt and function in social situations. It’s defined as a failure to speak in situations where the child is expected to speak. The child perceives the situation as uncomfortable and usually with a degree of social pressure to interact. Novel […]

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No Meltdown Outings: How to Manage Your Child’s Public Behavior

Tips on how to encourage good behavior on outings with your child

Public outings with your child can be quite challenging and demanding, and there tend to be more excursions over summer vacation. Children sometimes find the new environment, whether it be a store or amusement park, to be over-stimulating, and want to carry out the outing ‘on their terms’ rather than on yours. However, if you make a plan in advance, […]

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