Educational psychologist Cara Blackie joined #WeekendBreakfast host Phemelo Motene to chat about the common issues she sees at her private practice, and the reasons parents place unnecessary pressure on their children.
Blackie says that parents are always faced with challenges when they go to parents evening because there’s always something that could be done. She adds that sometimes it seems like it’s a big thing for your child to have therapy.
There is a lot of pressure on kids these days.— Cara Blackie, Educational psychologist
Parents always want their children to do well but it’s not common that they place pressure on their children to be A students says Blackie. She adds that sometimes parents can see that their kids are struggling but all they want is for their children to be happy.
A common issue is also the concentration so concerns around ADD and ADHD, those concerns are quite common.— Cara Blackie, Educational psychologist
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