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Understanding Bullying in Hong Kong

31 Mar 2020

Bullying is a worldwide phenomenon that can happen in any setting, including at work and home, but it’s most associated with schools. Studies have shown that up to 25% of school-aged children will experience bullying, and up to 9% of children engage in bullying behaviour at school. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, Psychoeducation

Child Development in Hong Kong: Learning and Giftedness

20 Mar 2020

Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and develop all of their abilities to achieve great things in life. This, among other reasons, is why parents monitor their child’s development from the early years of life – hoping that their children are progressing normally.

You’re probably well aware that young children learn and develop differently. And while they all go through certain typical stages of development, individual progress varies from child to child. That’s where psychoeducational assessments can come in and help. 

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Topics: Psychology, Psychoeducation

Is Your Young Child Struggling with Anxiety?

13 Mar 2020

Most children in Hong Kong are subjected to an excess of academic pressure. From gaining admission into a prestigious school or becoming best in their class, schoolchildren are now exposed to more stress at a much younger age. An alarming survey conducted in 2017 shows that 1 in 10 schoolchildren display signs of serious depression. And further, a government report published in the same year confirmed the number of children with mental health problems would increase by more than 5% each year.

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Topics: Psychology

Are Executive Dysfunctions Affecting Your Child’s Development?

2 Mar 2020

Does your child struggle with starting  low-reward activities or staying organised? Executive Dysfunctions can manifest in difficulties of completing tasks like that, as well as maintaining attention over a period of time or even recalling recent memories. 

As one of the more common symptoms of ADHD and autism, understanding Executive Functions and what it affects can help you provide better support for your child’s long-term development.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, Psychoeducation

Understanding stress and disease susceptibility

20 Feb 2020

Can we make ourselves more susceptible to illness by emotionally stressing ourselves out about the current Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic?

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, COVID-19

Maintaining Structure at Home While Your Kids Are Off School

19 Feb 2020

With the recent suspension of schools, many parents have found themselves in a predicament, trying to balance home and work life while ensuring their kids stay entertained and involved in their schooling. Many parents have become overwhelmed taking on the role of teacher and proctor whilst juggling their other roles of parent, friend, spouse or employee. So what can be done to alleviate some of that stress and build structure at home?

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, COVID-19

COVID-19: dealing with the anxiety epidemic

14 Feb 2020

It’s OK to feel anxious about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) … but let’s not feed our anxiety.

There are two epidemics happening now – the spread of the novel Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, and the even wider spread of anxiety about catching it. The latter epidemic is more contagious and more harmful because it can unintentionally feed itself.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, COVID-19

COVID-19: what can we do to prevent infection?

14 Feb 2020

In light of the current situation in Hong Kong, the Centre of Health Protection (CHP) has recommended the following guidelines in order to reduce the possibility of you and your loved ones from contacting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Psychology, COVID-19

2020 Guide to Psychology in Hong Kong

11 Jan 2020

Often when there’s a discussion on health, most of us tend to think about our physical health (such as how we diet and exercise) and forget the significance of our mental health. But in many ways, your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and increasingly, there is overwhelming support for the idea that the two are closely linked

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Topics: Psychology