Ms. Rory Catipon, a Child and Adolescent Psychologist, helps us understand why our five year-olds have unusually more frequent tantrums at this time of crisis. Rory highlights the discomfort they are experiencing because of the changes happening in their own little world and how they are also affected by the stress we ourselves are experiencing as our own world changes. She then leaves us with one of the most important messages we should give our distressed child.
Maybe you are wondering why your teens are behaving the way they are during this crisis? Hours at the internet with their friends; Netflix parties; late nights always online; sleeping through the middle of the day; etc. Ms. Paula Diaz, an Adolescent Psychologist, helps us better appreciate their coping behavior and explains to us that after all they are all part of their growing up.
We are now thinking of a pregnant mother and the challenges she can encounter during this period of lockdown. In this video clip, MS. RORY CATIPON, a Child and Adolescent Psychologist, underscores a few important things for the safety and well-being of you and your baby both physically and mentally.
Many of us have not seen our loved one for more than a month or two since the start of the lockdown. To worry about them is but natural yet this worrying can sometimes be too much that we can’t even focus on the things we need to do. MS. IVANA MABUNAY, a Child Psychologist, gives us tips not only on how to manage this worry but also on how to transform it into a positive energy of hope.
Has a loved one passed on during this period of lockdown? It is by itself a very painful experience and complicated by the impossibility of not being able to go to the wake and pay one's last respects but most specially, not being able to be near that loved one. Our mourning could be a lot more difficult. Hear from our Grief Counselor, MS. JELLY VIRATA, who can help us go through this experience with a little more peace and acceptance.
It can be challenging to control one’s drinking—and I am talking about alcoholic drinks! We can easily find a reason to take that one last sip. The urge can be too much and we usually tell ourselves: “This will be my last.” or “Konti lang naman.” or “I just need this drink.” So I have invited MR. GABRIEL AVANCENA, our Addiction Professional, to share with us 11 helpful tips that can help curb our drinking.
One of the most common problem parents have with their children while we are all in ECQ is the excessive use of their gadgets. In this video interview, MS. PAULA DIAZ, an adolescent psychologist, shares with us her thoughts on how to start and bring to fruition this dreaded talk we always wanted to have with our young adolescents about their screen time overload.
There are so many unanswered questions about this pandemic: Medical, economical, societal, spiritual and psychological questions. One question more difficult to answer than the other. Yet the most difficult questions are those that, caused by our anxiety, charges through our minds without any logic nor seeking answers. In this video interview, DR. SUSANA ESTANISLAO shares with us a simple acronym that could guide us to tame our own anxious mind.