Parenting

Using executive functions to navigate the back to school transition.

This September brings an uncertain time for many children who struggle with executive functioning. Under normal circumstances, we would expect a level of underlying anxiety about facing a new school year, but given some of them have been out of the typical school routine for almost 6 months we know this will be more prevalent …

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Promoting your child’s executive functions for a successful summer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Promoting your child’s executive functioning is the key to a successful summer” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffa02f” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Congratulations for making it through the most restrictive part of lockdown and for becoming a fully-fledged master of the homeschool-work-homelife juggle. The last few months have been extremely challenging for parents and we anticipate that the summer holidays will be a …

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The ADHD Brain: How to get the most out of your teen

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The ADHD Brain: How to get the most out of your teen” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffa02f” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Being a parent to a teen with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be an extremely rewarding experience; their boundless energy, personalities, creativity and the drive of their hyperfocus which can be a powerful advantage if channelled in an effective way.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]However, …

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Positive parenting approaches for children with ADHD

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Positive parenting approaches for children with ADHD.” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffa02f” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] By Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder, Connections in Mind [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be an extremely rewarding experience; their boundless energy, sense of humour, creativity and enthusiasm for life is unparalleled. However, it can also be extremely challenging and frustrating …

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In the time of Covid-19.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”In the time of Covid-19. ” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffa02f” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]By Hannah Wellburn, Executive Function Coach, Connections in Mind[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]I found I have been slow to process what’s been happening. Each step of the way I have wanted to rail against it. Like many, I’ve found it hard to believe that this time of the Coronavirus and isolation …

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How to build motivation in your child.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How to build motivation in your child.” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffa02f” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder, Connections in [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every parent wants their child to succeed, whether it’s with their school work, socialising or in developing general life skills. Naturally as parents we often hold high expectations for our children and lack of motivation can be a huge …

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Maintaining friendships is key to your child’s resilience.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Maintaining friendships is key to your child’s resilience.” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffa02f” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder, Connections in [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Most children will see their friends nearly every day of the week. However, with schools closed and access to outdoor play facilities and social spaces restricted, reduced contact with friends can be quite upsetting and stressful for some …

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Create a Child Friendly Workspace in your Home.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Create a child friendly workspace in your home.” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left|color:%23ffa02f” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder, Connections in Mind With everything going on in the world at the moment we are all in a huge period of adjustment. Parents are working from home, children are off school and we are unsure about how much longer we …

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