What Are Attachment Styles?

We talk about attachment styles a lot. We refer to them on a regular basis in my work as a way of trying to understand children’s relationship patterns and how they’ve learnt to get their needs met in adverse circumstances. There’s lots of information on attachment styles on Penny’s Lane, but here I’ll give you

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What Is Childhood Anxiety Really About?

My Anxiety Thankfully anxiety doesn’t control or shape my life. Even so, there was one period where I was so chronically anxious (I’m talking months), I was functioning on autopilot. My thinking shut down, and existing and surviving took over. I was unable to see beyond a day at a time, sometimes the next few

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How To Tell If Your Child Is Depressed

Unfortunately feeling depressed is not uncommon in children and young people. This concerns me both as a parent and as a clinician. Adolescents and children should be enjoying life. They should be having fun, have less to worry about, and be afforded the freedom to be happy. Even young children can find life to be unfulfilling,

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