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Child And Adolescent Psychologist
Promises is home to some of the best child and adolescent psychologists in Singapore. Our child and adolescent psychologists are dedicated to helping families, and are bound by a deep conviction that every child and adolescent has the potential to lead a fulfilling and rewarding life, if they are allowed to…
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that affects a person’s ability to pay attention and control impulsive behaviours. ADHD can also express itself in children and can typically be detected from age 5 onwards…
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions evidenced by difficulties in communicating and social interaction, restricted interests, repetitive behaviours, and other symptoms that impede one’s ability to function properly in various areas of life…
Our educational psychologists deal with children and adolescents with the educational setting as a backdrop, with the goal of maximising your child’s learning potential. In 2015, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) rated Singapore as having the best education system in the world. As vital as education is, both local and international school systems can be very stressful environments for their students…
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Andrew da Roza on children’s attitude toward drug use and how parents can aid.
Andrew da Roza speaks with Straits time on how some young drug users develop the habit as a result of pressures at home and school. Read on to find out the details. Follow the link to read the full...
Positive Discipline and Gentle Parenting for Children
Written by: Tan Su-Lynn, Senior Educational Psychologist Positive discipline and gentle guidance are concepts which are not given enough recognition. In comparison to corporal punishments and other forms of authoritarian parenting, positive discipline aims to...
How to cope with or help one with Eating Disorders over the Holiday Season
Written by: Henny Tan, Senior Clinical Psychologist Most of us look forward to the festive season. After all “‘tis the season to be jolly”. It is a time for family and friends to be gathered together, often with the accompaniment of special treats and food. However,...
Circular Causality in Family Issues: How to raise emotionally and mentally healthier children
Written by: Dr Mark Toh, Senior Consultant Psychologist What Is Circular Causality?: Understanding Your Child’s Reactions The American Psychological Association defines ‘Circular Causality’ as a sequence of causes and effects that leads back to the original cause and...
A nomadic expat life can be stressful on kids!
Expat life and moving around the world places a great deal of stress on children. DR REBECCA GIESS and DR MARK TOH from Promises Healthcare share how parents can help them adapt to new environments and people. What issues do children deal with when adjusting to expat...
Being Too Critical of Your Body? Exploring Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), in simple terms, is a condition involving an obsessive focus on one or more perceived flaws or defects in appearance. While the perceived flaw may be minor and inconspicuous, individuals struggling with this disorder are inclined to...
Straits Times Interviews Juliana Pang about the rise of gaming addiction amid the pandemic
The Straits Times interviewed Juliana Pang, Addictions Therapist at Visions by Promises* to weigh in on her thoughts on the rise in Gaming Addiction among children in Singapore. She shared that gaming addictions often develop in the context of underlying issues, such...
Anxiety In Children – Your Questions Answered
Senior Clinical Psychologist, S C Anbarasu, was interviewed by Honeykids Asia's Growing Pains Season 2 about Anxiety in children - how they manifest, how it is caused and how to help them. Follow the link to listen to the 41min 47sec podcast.:...
Anxiety and anxiety disorders in children: Time to talk about it
Anxiety and anxiety disorders are not an ‘adult-only’ thing - children are capable of experiencing these too, and we shouldn’t dismiss or trivialise their feelings. Anxiety is a common feeling for many of us. It’s that uneasy feeling of nervousness, worry, dread, and...
Henny Tan Shares With The Straits Times About The Sensitivities Of Speaking With Someone With Eating Disorders
Henny was interviewed by the Straits Times for her views on "What to say - and not to say - to someone with a suspected eating disorder". Here's a snippet from her quotes: a patient may misinterpret comments like "You look well" or "You look healthy" to mean "You look...