Dr Van Zwanenberg is calling on parents to ‘schedule unscheduled time’ for their children and make a New Year’s resolution to cut back on their children’s extra-curricular activities.
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg was speaking after top doctors in the United States said children under five should spend no more than an hour a day in front of television or computer screens - and infants under two should not view them at all.
Moving to secondary school can fuel negative image issues for children desperately trying to "fit in". Priory's Dr Jasti provides top tips on how to ease the transition.
Parents should avoid their children becoming ‘transfixed’ by digital media like iPads and iPhones during the summer holidays and encourage a ‘talk not tap culture’ when children are on vacation, a top psychiatrist has said.
It is one of the most stressful times in your child's life (and yours too). With exam season looming, Priory's Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg has drawn up a list of ways parents can help calm their children - and even use some of the tips themselves in their daily work life.
Priory's Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist from Woodbourne Priory Hospital, provides advice for parents who may be concerned their child is affected by sexting.