Talking to your Children about Difficult Situations

Talking to your Children about Difficult Situations

We’ve had another unusual and challenging start to the year, and it seems to be continuing. Covid, School year delays and now school closures due to flooding ….. And it’s only week 6.

QLD Heath have released a series of “Birdie” books to tackle tough conversations. Including, “Birdie and the Virus” and “Birdie and the Flood”. Steve Bidulph reflects that there is no difficult situation our children cannot get through if we make room for and support the difficult feelings that come with it.

You might like to review the books that are relevant to any concerns to your family at the moment and then have a conversation about how you are all feeling about everything that is going on. It can also be helpful to identify all of the helpers who are working hard to keep us safe in these times.

Remember, it is normal to feel more overwhelmed than normal when we face these unusually circumstances and difficult times.

If you or you family continue to feel overwhelmed, Psychologists can be a helpful addition to the above resources.

Who is Thriving Minds Psychology

Thriving Minds Psychology Clinic located in the heart of Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast. Our team of psychologists offers counselling and psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. 

In addition to sleep we can help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Perinatal & Parenting
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Trauma
  • Self esteem
  • and more…. 

https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/chq/our-services/mental-health-services/qcpimh/natural-disaster-resources/storybooks/

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Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Principal Psychologist and Director

Melissa Johnson, Principal Psychologist and Director of Thriving Minds Psychology Clinic, a private psychology clinic based in Buddina in the heart of the beautiful Sunshine Coast, QLD. Melissa has extensive experience  treating a full range of clinical conditions including: anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma and PTSD, obsessive disorders and pain management.  She has a particular interest working with families in the perinatal period who are trying to conceive, progressing through pregnancy and adjusting to  a new born baby.  And with busy professionals experiencing chronic stress and anxiety, burnout and struggling to establish the elusive work life harmony. If you would like to book an appointment with Melissa you can call our clinic on P: 0428 088 671 or email on admin@tmpclinic.com.au

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