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Holiday Entertainment and Feeding Frenzy
Friday is the 1st of December and pretty much the end of the school year. As a result, your families have to be entertained, but more than that FED! The Christmas decorations have to go up on Friday (well in my house anyway) and Sunday the 3rd of December, we ...
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Stop the Summer Slide
By Adelle Schwark Speech and Language Therapist We all know that the world has become smaller. One of the benefits for me has been the close contact I have with other therapists around the world. I spend, probably too much time, on Instagram and Pinterest getting ideas and learning new ...
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Are we there yet?
I’m sure that you can all relate to the following scenario: It’s early in the morning and you have packed your bags for your annual family holiday. There is an air of great excitement as you drive out of your home towards your destination. You start to picture your long-awaited ...
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Helping your child to improve his/her concentration
Life is very difficult for our little ones with concentration difficulties. They are often missing out on information and instructions and as a result get into trouble both at school and at home. Make sure you have your child’s attention before you give an instruction. Touch your child on the ...
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Dealing with the stress of final exams…
At this time of the year, a number of young people are writing exams at schools and universities. This results in a lot of pressure from within and from many parents, sometimes resulting in young people suffering from depression or anxiety or both! In ‘The Star’, 07th November, the article ...
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The Digital Footprint and the Dangers Thereof
I have been fortunate enough to view and listen to many discussions about the effect of youth using, and possibly abusing the digital media space. I recently read a book by Emma Sadleir and Lizzie Harrison entitled, “Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones” which is a MUST READ for all pupils from ...
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Exercise is crucial all year round
This is the last Friday in October. No I am not kidding, next week we are in the month of November already, I’m not sure how everyone else is feeling, but SERIOUSLY, WHERE DID THIS YEAR GO? This time of the year is manic and I am not going to ...
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Using Rewards & Punishments
Rewards • Be clear about the requirements to receive a reward. It’s likely that your idea of a clean room and your child’s idea of a clean room differ. Be specific with your requirements, for example: “If you pick up your clothes off the floor and put them neatly in ...
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Analogue Parents – Digital Children
Dear Parents, Educationally speaking, much has been written and spoken about on the subject of Information, Communication and Technology (I.C.T.) in the last few years and rightly so. Some of the information has been biased either for or against the topic, other articles have been aimed at being sensationalistic with ...
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Preparing for Assessments
We are nearing that time of year again where we head into our year-end Assessments, and this can bring about a lot of anxiety, stress and pressure for both us as parents and our children – in fact, at times, we feel it more than our children do! I do ...
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