Parents, in this PC world, you don’t need to feel bad about loving Christmas

  • Monday, December 04, 2017
  • Shona Innes Psychology

In this era of politically correct (PC), uber-responsibility, super-anxious parenting there is SOOOO much out there about the things that parents should and shouldn’t do at Christmas. It seems that there are plenty of ways that you can get Christmas ethically or morally wrong – share the “wrong” food, buy the “wrong” presents, …“Arrrggggh!!!!
 

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Mindfulness

  • Monday, August 28, 2017
  • Shona Innes Psychology

I know what you’re thinking….well, no I don’t actually,… but I think it would be a pretty good guess that at the mention of mindfulness, people conjure up visions of robes, shaved heads, incense and chanting. Purchase Your Mind is like a Garden  

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The Internet is Like a Puddle – How to watch out for the Internet Monster

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • Shona Innes Psychology

 We live in an era of fast information and sadly, with that speed and efficiency comes more ways that information can be altered of changed. Internet advertising, pop ups and sidebar activities, fake news – there is plenty that we need to watch for in this space. With more and more information coming to children via the internet, including homework that requires researching topics online, how can we help kids detect what might be genuine information and facts from advertisers, opinion pieces and “fake” news?
Purchase Books in the Big Hug Series I.T. savvy adults can of course install and use up to date security software, but I also think it’s a great idea to skill kids up with a radar so that they can detect what might be dodgy online. It can all get a bit muddy in the internet puddle. How can we help kids to avoid the murky bits?        

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It takes a village … 5 benefits of team communication about the treatment of complex young people

  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016
  • Shona Innes Psychology

Too often, treatment of complex young people (especially if it is contracted out) becomes isolated from the day-to-day management and ‘real life’ of the client. When treatment drifts away from its target and becomes fragmented across the agencies and individuals involved, client outcomes are affected, case managers lose touch and stakeholders may even do things for the client that are at odds with the treatment plan.
 

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