Free Copy of Crano Volcano Book

CranoI am thrilled to announce the launch of the first book in a series of illustrated short stories for children.  This story specifically focuses on anger management.


Comments ( 16 )

  • author-hexa-bg

    Good afternoon

    I would like to speak with you regarding my son who turned 13 a few days ago please? He was diagnosed with autistic Asperger by the school psychologist and I fear that the bullying in an ordinary main stream high school would be way worse than the primary school. Thankfully he’s made it to grade 7 with the help of many good educators at his school, but now I to enroll him into a conducive High school for next year.. I really am concerned I see what happens at schools daily and i can not allow him to carry on being turned into someone no one recognizes anymore.

    Please help?

    • author-hexa-bg

      Hi Toufeeeqah,

      I am so glad that we were able to chat earlier and look forward to meeting your son. See you soon!

  • author-hexa-bg

    Hi Anel

    I Have a 6 year old son that seems to be very agitated. For the last year my mom-in-law was looking after him at home and he seemed very “agro” at times. We thought that it might have been pent up anger from always being in the house. He started Grade 1 this year and seemed to do well in the beginning, except for the fact that the teacher says he cant sit still when she reads them stories. He is always fidgeting with something. Yesterday she blocked my mom and said that he was poking children in the class while they were reading and tickling them. He also punched a boy on the field because the boy didn’t want him to slide. He was never an aggressive type child and would never fight. i have made contact with a Clinical Psychologist to find out how do i go about having him tested for ADHD. Was this the right thing to do.


    • author-hexa-bg

      Hi Bianca,

      From your message it seems that you are already doing the “right thing” 🙂 Have him undergo a full psycho-educational assessment with either a Clinical or Educational Psychologist as this will be able to give you further insight into whether his restlessness and seemingly aggressive behaviour is due to something like Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD) or whether it is a behavioural or emotional issue.

  • author-hexa-bg

    My grandson he is in grade 2 he can’t read , write and count. He refuses to be taught at home, he is performing very badly at school. I don,t know what to do.

    • author-hexa-bg

      Hi Aletta,

      I would recommend that you have him assessed by an Educational Psychologist as soon as possible. You can either take him privately, or ask his school to arrange that one of the state Educational Psychologists come and assess him at school.

  • author-hexa-bg

    Dear Anel
    My son is 6 years old and attends a small Montessori school in a little village. As far as we know, he is of normal intelligence and ability, but we do not get much in the way of in-depth assessments from his school. Recently when I enquired, his teacher told me that he was fine in all areas, and shortly thereafter, I received an email from another teacher saying that he needs extra lessons – not really specifying what those lessons would be. Upon speaking to her, I have the impression that the ‘extra’ lessons are a money-making move and I find this most frustration. I am very despondent about the situation and would like to have an independent test done to asses him as I just do not know if he is where she should be education-wise. We feel that based on the fact that he is getting private schooling and on the fact that he is of normal intelligence and ability, he should be able to do what the children in the government schools can do, plus more.
    I would welcome any feedback or information you could offer to point me in the right direction.
    Thank you

    • author-hexa-bg

      Hi Cathy,

      I think an assessment would be a good idea in this case – you would have a clear indication of his intelligence and ability level and would be able to highlight any areas that need specific attention (if any).

      Where are you based?

  • author-hexa-bg

    I am struggling with my 3jr old son. I don’t know what to do anymore. He wakes up at night and will just start to cry. This will go on for almost 10 to 15mins. He is a very “woelige”child. If we dont give him want he wants he will start to cry and sometimes also through things at you or hit you.Help please. Can’t handle this anymore

    • author-hexa-bg

      Hi Shinene,

      Night terrors are pretty common at this age. Little ones will usually wake up at about 2 or 3 in the morning and cry uncontrollably and be very scared but cannot remember what they had been dreaming about. It is a frustrating and confusing time for parents (compounded by the associated sleep deprivation) but usually dissipates with time.

      It is important to be there to calm and reassure him – some of my parents have found it helpful to temporarily sleep on a mattress in the child’s room simply to make is easier and quicker for them to soothe the child back to sleep.

      If he is extraordinarily anxious at these times it may be helpful to find out from your peadiatrician or homeopath about a safe, natural product to help them sleep. I’m not sure from which age melatonin may be safely used, but have spoken to many parents who swear by this product.

      Hitting you and throwing things at you is a bit of a different story – this is unacceptable even at such a young age and you should be consistent in how you react to this as this is manipulative behaviour to bend you to his will. Stick to your guns and he’ll soon realise that he cannot get what he wants by simply misbehaving.

  • author-hexa-bg

    i am challenged by my children’s behaviour and i am in need of sources and resources that can help. They can not concentrate and it’s affecting their performance at school.

    • author-hexa-bg

      Hi Joseph,

      Where do you live? It is possible that your children’s difficulties with concentration may be symptomatic of a learning difficulty such as ADD / ADHD – but it is impossible to say without a proper assessment and diagnosis. I would like to recommend that you have them each assessed by an Educational Psychologist – who will be able to give you some insight and guidance and help you plan the way forward from there.

      Best of luck!

  • author-hexa-bg

    I have a 6 year old daughter who is in grade 1, she was doing very well except for her math were she was struggled a bit. She was getting good grades until recently after a separation with my partner.

    She is struggling with all her school work even to spell simple words like “is” “was” and map. I normally sit with her and go through her homework and we would practice the words together before the tests.

    She would do well when I give her the tests but when her results come they are always bad. Her performance is getting worse and worse. She throws tantrums when she is angry or doesn’t understand her school work.

    I am not sure if she has a learning difficulty though before she started school a child psychologist said she is was okay. I don’t know what to make of what is happening.

    • author-hexa-bg

      Hi Phumla,

      It is possible that the separation with your partner has affected her emotionally and that she is finding it difficult to concentrate on her work because of this. I would like to recommend that you have her assessed by an Educational Psychologist to help you determine whether it is mostly an emotional issue or whether there is an underlying learning difficulty (or perhaps both!).

      We also find that struggling academically can have a very negative effect on a child’s self-esteem and you might find her temper tantrums and anger stem from s deep seated fear of getting the work wrong or thinking that there is something wrong with her for not being able to understand it as easily as the other kids do.

      Please let me know if you would like me to send you the details of an Educational Psychologist close to you?

  • author-hexa-bg

    just wid like more info abt my kid which is 7 years old and cannot understand and write a word for example if i say write hat she will write het.Pls can u assist

    • author-hexa-bg

      Hi Sameera,

      There might be several reasons why your child is struggling to spell words correctly – I would recommend that you contact an Educational Psychologist near you and arrange for a global assessment to be done. The assessment will look at all the aspects of learning that might impact on her ability to read and spell and will be able to give you greater insight into the root of the cause as well as possible solutions. Best of luck!

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