Parent’s concerns about their children’s behaviour and how best to manage and cope is a common source of stress for parents.  Being a parent can be both difficult and rewarding.  During the difficult times it is possible for parents to fall into ‘parent traps’.  Parenting traps add to the burden of stress and make the

Sleep is an important part of our lives and is essential for health, wellbeing, and daytime functioning, and is particularly important for early childhood development.  Research suggests that poor sleep affects many aspects of a young child’s daytime functioning, including emotional and physical health, interpersonal relationships, behaviour, and academic performance. It is estimated that between

gratitude is not pop psychology - qualia psychology

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous There are many things that can lead us to feel the emotional response of gratitude … receiving a gift or a birthday present, receiving a heartfelt “thank you”, or having a friend or family member help us with a task or situation.  Self-reflections of your life,

self care isn't selfish - qualia psychology

We often hear the words self-care, but what actually is self-care? What does it look like? And what isn’t self-care? What is self-care: Self-care refers to our attitudes and the actions we do in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.  Although it is a simple concept in theory, it is

what to expect when you see a psychologist - qualia psychology

Reaching out and taking that first step of booking an appointment with a psychologist can be a little daunting for some people.  For others it can be quite overwhelming and there is the stigma of seeing a ‘shrink’.  The unknown of therapy can often lead people to have preconceived ideas based on what they have