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September 28, 2018

Dr Ralph the Therapy Dog helps children in lots of different ways but there are a few common areas of focus. This post is all about how Dog-Assisted Therapy helps children cope with feelings of frustration.

Know a child who looks like this on occasion? Perhaps more ofte...

June 5, 2018

I had the privilege of talking to some primary school parents last week about child anxiety and building life-long coping skills. What became really apparent to me was that many parents don't know if their child's worries are at a normal level or are something to, well...

May 26, 2018

There's no doubt that the balance of safety and risk-taking causes most parents a great deal of angst.  What can be helpful is to think back to when you were a child or an adolescent. Remember the times you got in trouble, hurt yourself, or learnt an important lesson?...

February 20, 2018

Originally published at WonderfulMama online magazine

As a professional working therapeutically with families, I’m often asked questions by parents, like you, about how to promote children’s emotional wellbeing. This is especially true for those of you with a sensitive...

September 30, 2017

It's time yet again for Capacity's 'Parent of the Month'.  This month, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Di, mum to two adult boys. One of those adult boys happens to be my partner and I've been so lucky to welcome Di into my life as a positive role model for t...

September 23, 2017

As a playful and fun-loving adult, I believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of play. I see children every day who are desperate to explore their world through play and to have the adults in their life share in their fun.  You are, however, exhausted and drained, I get...

August 31, 2017

Capacity has the pleasure of showcasing another 'Parent of the Month'. I am so honoured to introduce this supermum, Rachael. I met Rach a few years ago when we used to work together. I very clearly remember meeting her because she called me Polly for weeks before reali...

August 16, 2017

I have always tried to ensure when I am talking to clients or the public about what I do, that my language is as free from jargon as possible. This is sometimes easier said than done (and apologies to those with whom I have flaunted some pretty high level brain science...

July 28, 2017

Today on the Capacity Blog, we meet Ani Tuna. I know Ani through her role as Founder of MumLife Australia (www.mumlifeaustralia.com), Australia’s first and only parent-led resource helping mums find their confidence and joy in motherhood.  She is also the mother to two...

June 24, 2017

Every single time Pauline Hanson opens her mouth, I don't think I'm the only one who face palms. Her comments this week were no exception. What she said about excluding kids with autism from mainstream classrooms left much of Australia reeling. The level of over-simpli...

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