Learning to manage emotions

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Understanding and managing emotions is an important part of our social development, which impacts on our ability to relate to others as well as to regulate our own behaviour. Children begin to learn about emotions very early in life. They need … Continue reading

Raising Confident Kids

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One of the most important things we can do as a parent is raise our children to be confident. With confidence they are better equipped to deal with the challenges that life brings. We all want our kids to be confident … Continue reading

Caring for Mum

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Being a mum is a tough job, but it is even tougher when one or more of your children have special needs. It is hard for mums to take then time out to care for themselves when their child’s needs seem so important … Continue reading

Social skills 20 ways!

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Most children develop social skills much like ducks learn to swim. Simply by being immersed in interactions with others they learn how to interpret messages they receive from other people and to respond appropriately. From birth most babies are hard-wired to … Continue reading

Best of 2016!

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2016 has been a busy year. Every week we have shared information with the families and colleagues we work with; as well as parents and professionals all over the world; to help kids learn and develop to their potential. We … Continue reading

Different Thoughts, Different Feelings.

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Theory of mind is the ability to understand that other people have different knowledge, thoughts and feelings to our own. Theory of mind is important for communicating effectively, developing social skills and empathy. Children develop theory of mind over time … Continue reading

Learning about Emotions

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Understanding and managing emotions is an important part of our social development, which impacts on our ability to relate to others as well as to regulate our own behaviour. Children begin to learn about emotions very early in life. They need … Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day!

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It’s Father’s Day so today’s post looks at why Dads are important to kids in all kinds of ways. You probably don’t need an excuse to celebrate the dad in your family but here are 10 reasons anyway, based on some … Continue reading

Why do kids need play?

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It looks simple, but it is also so valuable. Kids really do learn lots and lots of skills just by playing. Pretend play is particularly valuable for kids in all kinds of ways.  Imaginative play or pretend play is vital … Continue reading

Playing together 101

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The ability to play together with other children is a skill that children develop over time. Some children such as those with developmental delays or autism spectrum disorder may find this particularly challenging. Children with ASD in particular often show … Continue reading