Helping Your Young Child Cope with Fright in Hong Kong

Adler Family Centre Adults, Children & Teens, Family Support, Home Feature

Recent news in Hong Kong may have confused and frightened many of our children. As adults, it’s a challenge for many of us to remain calm after seeing videos and photos of, hearing about and even witnessing these events. Imagine how our children, especially those who are quite young, may feel. Fortunately, there are steps you can take as a …

Beating the Summertime Blues

Adler Family Centre Adults, Children & Teens, Family Support, Home Feature

Remember when you were a child. You couldn’t wait for summer; the end of school, the start of days spent outdoors with family and friends enjoying life. For many adults, however, summer is far less enjoyable. Summer depression is a very real. Those of us living in Hong Kong are especially vulnerable as studies have found higher rates of summer …

Surviving the Holidays

Adler Family Centre Adults, Children & Teens, Family Support, Home Feature

“Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!” How often do you hear these words this time of year? This is supposed to be a season of joy, happiness and fulfilment. However, our actual experiences often contradict these expectations. There are many reasons why you may feel down around the holidays. Here are the main reasons many people experience the holiday blues: • …

Taming Your Child’s Test Anxiety

Adler Family Centre Children & Teens, Home Feature

The dropping temperatures may be an unwelcome sign that winter is almost here. The increased anxiety that many kids feel this time of year is a definite sign that exam season has arrived. What can you do as a parent to tame your child’s test anxiety? Perhaps the most important strategies your child can develop are to improve study habits, …

The Benefits of Stress: Finding the Optimal Level

Adler Family Centre Adults, Children & Teens, Family Support, Home Feature

“I’m stressed!” When you hear these words, you probably imagine the many situations in life when you have felt stressed or nervous. The reality is that most of us wish stress would just disappear as it often leads to intense emotional pain.  Let’s look at stress from another perspective, however. It may seem contradictory at first, but stress can motivate …