Sesame Street recently announced a new Muppet character: Julia, who joins Elmo, Big Bird and the gang , makes her debut today on one of the longest-running children’s programmes. (She’s been part of print and digital storybooks produced by Sesame
A client told me she recently felt the impact of social media after scrolling through pictures of her friends travelling to exotic locations and eating delicious food. She felt bombarded by their displays of happiness and adventure, and miserable about her
When it comes to a child’s mental health or emotional health struggles, it’s imperative that they get as much support as possible. But it’s not always clear if, when and how to involve children’s biggest influencers outside of parents: the school.
A 30-year-old client of mine was utterly conflicted about the prospect of marriage. She had refused two potential partners’ marriage proposals. When we explored this further, it became clear it wasn’t her fear of commitment. Instead, it was her mother’s extreme dependence;
My work is often a reminder of how often we mistakenly attribute behavioural problems in children to their nature. He’s temperamental; she’s just naughty. Sometimes it’s true, but an oft-overlooked possibility is that the children are trying to figure out
All parents want great things for their children — intelligence, confidence, success, happiness. When our children exhibit these things, we praise them, so kids know they are valued. Praising children is also used to show them how much we love and
Every other week, Sonali Gupta draws on more than 10 years of experience as a clinical psychologist to give advice to readers with questions about parenting, family dynamics, relationships, mental health, and more. Information Overload: I have been feeling