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How Do I Rebuild My Self-Esteem After Being Bullied?

How to Improve Communication in Family Relationships

Many of the basic techniques for effective communication may be successfully applied in the home. Two of the key skills are listening and non-verbal communication. Teaching yourself and each of your family members how to build their listening and non-verbal communication skills is important for creating a strong foundation for successful communication in the family. […]

What are the four types of Bullying?

Bullying is a common and frequent problem in schools and amongst children of all ages. Typically, bullying has referred to physical aggression and verbal taunting from one child to another. The ‘victim’ is often pushed around and physically hurt along with being teased and taunted by a seemingly stronger child. However, bullying has evolved to […]

Why am I mad all the time and what can I do to control it?

Anger is one of the most commonly experienced emotions and in many cases it is a perfectly healthy and progressive emotion. Everyone feels angry at one time or another.  Feeling angry is a good sign that something is happening that is not right or feels unjust. Anger kicks your defence system into action and allows […]

Telling the Extended Family and Friends about your Transgender Child

The following is an excerpt from Irwin Krieger’s book ‘Helping Your Transgender Teen – A Guide for Parents’. “Telling the extended family and friends of the family is a stressful experience for most parents of transsexual teens. Fear of rejection and criticism, or fear of causing unmanageable distress for older family members is common. Many […]

How to stay confident when your family doesn’t accept you for who you are

Now, more than ever, young people are coming out to their parents as early as the age of 14. When families are supportive and accepting, this can be an enormously beneficial experience to the person coming out.  Family support increases self-esteem and often helps prevent or minimize feelings of depression, suicidal thoughts and risky behaviours. […]

Children – Bullying; The impact on your child and how you can support them through it

Bullying is recognised as a serious problem and it is a problem that is increasing in severity and frequency. Bully is, plainly put, an aggressive act from one child to another that results in the child feeling hurt, angry, afraid, helpless and hopeless. Bullied children are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression and […]