Your Pregnancy

There’s more to me!

Labelling a child as this or that has always been part of life, but these days, labels are attached very quickly, particularly when the child has a behavioural problem.

“In many cases the emphasis is unfortunately strongly on the diagnosis and not so much on what can be done practically to help the child,” says Zelna Lauwrens, life coach and founder of Equal Zeal, an international organisation that teaches children life skills.


People use labels because they want to understand and control others’ behaviour, Zelna explains.

“When somebody’s behaviour starts to veer off from the norm, it is easier for society

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