We've put together a list of helpful resources that we've used both with our own children and those we work with. Please note we do not receive any incentives to recommend or review these resources.
'Animal Crossing' (Nintendo Switch)
Super cute and super calming! A slow-paced, relaxing Island with beautiful scenery.
'Emotions Manager' (iPad, iPhone) by Estelle Fauchon
Great for teaching children how to cope with emotions.
One of our favourite apps for teaching about emotions using gameplay.
Another great app for teaching children about emotions
'Sesame Street - Breath, Think, Do' (Android, iPad & Windows 10)
Fantastic free app for teaching children about emotions.
'Roblox' (Online game)
The best thing about Roblox is it's a really friendly online community that allows children to keep in-touch with their friends. Most of the games within Roblox are low or non-violent and involve lots of building quests.
NB It's strongly recommend if your child is playing any type of online game that you keep a close watch on who they are talking too, as there have been well-publicised cases of 'grooming'. But, I would always advise parents to take interest in whatever their children are playing in any case, as this can be a really useful 'connection' strategy.
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
A great resource for parents of children with PDA
Stephs Two Girls is an amazing resource for anyone needing further information - especially if you suspect your child has PDA or has been recently diagnosed.
Harry's a great blogger and offers an awesome insight into the world of a young person with PDA.
Kristy is an adult with PDA and her blogs are always very informative.
The Explosive Child by Ross W Greene
A great book for helping parents find alternative strategies for dealing with behavioural issues.
Calmer, Easier, Happier, Parenting by Noel Janis-Norton
My personal favourite positive parenting author.
An amazing low-cost counselling service for 12 years and above.
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