Blog: Mental Health in Children and Adults

As a Psychotherapist, I decided to write first of all as a mother of three children and a professional about different areas around mental health and how to support the development of children. It's always better to focus more on prevention, than trying to fix chronical disorders. While some parents are sometimes just fortunate or resourceful, others are struggling with many challenges in their lives to have a fulfilled life as a family.

  • Exploring your Internal Family Systems

    Knowing your internal family systems means being aware of your emotions, thought processing, and decision-making. Try to be as non-judgmental as possible when you list things that make you feel uncomfortable. You don’t need to fight, change or understand anything. Stay curious and open-minded during this exercise, allowing buried emotions to emerge without fear and […]

  • Helping the Student with ADHD in the Classroom

    General behaviour intervention suggestions for TEACHERS Classroom interventions for students with ADHD should be based upon a solid foundation of general behaviour intervention principles. While students with ADHD have a core of common problems, this group is fairly heterogeneous. Thus, instead of focusing on ADHD symptoms, management should target specific problem behaviour directly. Next, an […]

  • Does my child have ADHD?

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that can severely impact the behaviour of children and youngsters regarding their school performance and socialising with peers. The worldwide prevalence for children with ADHD is 5%. (Faraone, Sergeant, Gilberg & Biederman, 2003). Symptoms of ADHD: Inattentiveness: Struggle to hold attention during calm activities, tend to […]

  • How much do you LIKE yourself?

    Potential effects by Social Media on adolescents Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc. With the almost endless possibilities of the world wide web, it has been so easy not only to google anything you need to know but also to socialise with your friends or peers on different platforms whenever and wherever you are. It seems […]

  • When FEAR becomes your closest Enemy

    About Social Anxieties in Adolescents Are you most of the time afraid of making a fool of yourself and thinking that everybody is judging you when you are in public? You might struggle even to open the door for the postman, take the school bus or have a snack in the school cafeteria. Thinking about […]

  • Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents

    What does Psychotherapy mean? Before my psychotherapy training which I started after working many years as a social worker, supporting families struggling with different issues, I didn`t know much about psychotherapy. While I was working with children, who were suffering from developmental disorders, showing symptoms of hyperactivity and focusing issues, academically low performance at school, […]

  • Does my child have a mental health condition?

    Many parents are struggling with this question and don´t know if there might be an issue, which needs to be taken more seriously than the usual complaints like oppositional behaviour, mood changes or body image issues during puberty, for example.In general, parents should seek advice/support as soon as possible if their child is struggling in […]

  • BAD MUM: Why Self-Care for Parents is so important

    I have been a bad mum today, at least in my children’s opinion. Does it sound familiar to you if I say that our children can sometimes be very egocentric?Alternatively, am I wrong because this word is not usually appropriate for children but adults? ANGER I might not be alone in my anger when I […]

  • Being an Expat Teenager

    While an Expat Life can offer financial and cultural advantages, children and adolescents often suffer for at least a certain period from an adjustment disorder. It also makes it not always easy for parents to distinguish between temporary and persistent symptoms. An adjustment disorder may occur if they experience a few symptoms below. What does […]