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My daughter-in-law won’t let me see my grandchildren and it is breaking my heart.

Five years ago, I moved across the country to be near my family after the birth of my first grandchild. I had asked my son if he would be amenable to me living nearby, and helping out with the grandchild. … Continue reading

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My son has developed anxiety about being abandoned.

My eight-year-old son has been attending after-school care at his school since he started grade primary. I  went back to school halfway through his first year, so I have had a very irregular schedule. My son is only at the … Continue reading

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Is my son having night terrors?

My three-and-a-half-year-old seems to be having what would be described as night terrors – yet he does recognize my wife and myself and speaks to us – but not very coherently. Can it still be a night terror if he is … Continue reading

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My daughter has become very anxious and is scared that we are going to leave her. What can I do?

My daughter is five years old. Back in June, she started experiencing bouts of anxiety. Ever since she was younger, she has always been afraid of people in costumes. For instance, we were at a kid’s birthday party and a … Continue reading

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My son is negative, angry and he thinks about dying. How can I help him?

My twelve-year-old son told me that at bedtime he thinks about what would happen if he died. His recent attitude towards his family is negative and he is always angry.  What can I do to help him? Talking about death, … Continue reading

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My nephew is scared and anxious at bedtime.

My seven-year-old nephew has become more and more anxious at night time and now refuses to sleep in his own bed. He is absolutely terrified. The situation is becoming worse and worse.  His four-year-old sister sleeps in the same room … Continue reading

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