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

Learn while you wait

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At Talking Matters we are passionate about parents making the most of teachable moments to help children learn. For children who visit us regularly whether for therapy or because they are waiting for a sibling, time spent in the waiting … Continue reading

Looking after 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

10 reasons to celebrate Dad!

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Tomorrow is Father’s Day so today’s post looks at why Dad’s 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 … Continue reading

Tantrums and meltdowns 101

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All parents have been there at some time, the screaming child, face down on the shopping centre floor while shoppers look on with that “do something with that child look”. I still remember when my first child, the well behaved … Continue reading

10 waiting room skills

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At Talking Matters we are passionate about parents making the most of teachable moments to help children learn. For children who visit us regularly whether for therapy or because they are waiting for a sibling, time spent in the waiting … Continue reading

10 ways to boost your superpowers!

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Therapists work hard to help kids learn and develop but they can’t do it alone! We need to work together with families to make a real difference to kids lives. An hour or so of  therapy alone can make some … Continue reading

10 tips for special mums

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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

A mum’s 10 ASD therapy tips

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At Talking Matters we believe that working in partnership with parents is the most effective way to work with children with ASD (and any other kids too). We don’t have a magic wand that we use when do therapy, rather … Continue reading

Do you care for you?

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Do you look after yourself? Parenting is a tough job, but it is even tougher when one or more of your children have special needs. It is hard for parents to take then time out to care for themselves when their … Continue reading