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

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

Talk with me…about friends and feelings.

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For speech pathology week we have been following the theme “Talk with me”. Talking with kids is not just important for language and learning, it is vital for social and emotional development too. Here are some things that families can do to help … Continue reading

Helping kids with fires

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Many children in our community have been impacted by the recent fires. This may be directly through property damage and evacuation, or indirectly through seeing smoke, watching the news or hearing reports on the radio. It is common that children … Continue reading

How to help emotions

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Children begin to learn about emotions very early in life. They need to know how to recognise, understand and manage their emotions for many reasons and parents are often the first people who model these skills. Most children quickly develop the … Continue reading

How to get along

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There are different types of families and people may be related in different ways however families share emotional bonds, and support each other. When there are children in the family the adults are involved in the care of the children. … Continue reading

Kids feeling good?

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Being able to manage your emotions is important for having good mental health and being able to get along with others. Positive interactions with caring adults helps children develop the ability to manage their own emotions and behaviour. When a … Continue reading

Social skills resources

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Here are the favourite social skills resources from the Talking Matters team in Adelaide, South Australia.  What’s the buzz social skills program by Mark Le Messurier. This social skills program was developed by a fellow Adelaidian, Mark Le Messurier, teacher, … Continue reading

ASD: Think and feel

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Today is a the last of a series of blogs on autism for Autism Awareness Month.  Today we are looking at some topics that challenge kids with High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome: developing theory of mind and understanding and … Continue reading