child development

How To Engage With Your Child Through Making Art

We are delighted to welcome art therapist Anna Storch to the team. In this article, she explains the many benefits of creating art with your child, and how to get the best out of this activity.

As an Art Psychotherapist, I naturally favour art projects as a means of connecting with children. As well as being a mode of communication in therapy, art can be a fantastic mediation tool. If your relationship is fraught, art can be a very useful buffer, something to focus on and work on together while building and repairing your relationship.

Is Your Child Reluctant To Use The Toilet?

Refusing to poo

I’ve seen several children recently who have had problems around using the toilet.  Often the child is so anxious about doing a poo that they hold it in and don’t go for days, or won’t use the toilet at school and wait until they get home.  This can be very distressing for the child and also for parents.  I’d like to reassure parents that these problems are common and extremely treatable.