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Bilateral Integration

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Whole-Brain Kids: Teach your kids about making the implicit memories explicit.

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Great Apps for Spelling Practice!

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Family Constellations

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Teaching Your Child to Skip

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Consider these quotes by Child Psychiatrist Dr Bruce Perry

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Here's the Impact of Reading 20 minutes per day

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Alternatives to self-defeating believes

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Phonological Awareness

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Attachment

 Attachment issues develop when children have had breaks from their primary caregiver, abuse, neglect, loss of a parent, or if…

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School holidays - Adult and Child bonding ideas

"I’m bored!” How many times have you heard this? It’s an innocent sounding line, but for most parents, it strikes…

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Celebrating Easter...

I can’t believe that it is Easter and almost the end of Term 1 already! Some exciting news is that…

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The Book is Mightier than the Tablet

When I look back on my childhood I have such fond memories of being read to. I remember the memory…

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School Tours – Is it worth the trip?

For many years now, in fact probably for at least as long as many of us have been alive, schools…

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Communicating Love

How often do you tell your children by words and actions that you love them? To feel secure each child…

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Grade 12 Mathematics using Google Classroom

This year, I have been teaching for 20 years and I have to say that it has been the most…

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The FIVE Characteristics of Marist Education

The FIVE Characteristics of Marist Education – Family Spirit, Love of Work, in Mary’s way, Presence, Simplicity. The theme of…

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Are those ears an appendix?

I think we all grew up with some or other adult asking if our ears were just ornaments of if…

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The Modern Child – Do they lack certain valuable life skills?

Many teachers, therapists and even parents have mentioned to me over the years that they have noticed a change in…

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The Good and Evil of Technology

Dear Marist Family,. This week, Mr Williams and I attended a Catholic Schools Principals’ meeting at which Fr Russell Pollitt…

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To Read or not to Read - Is There Really a Choice?

Once upon a time there were books, and they were cherished, and they were sought after, and they were read.…

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Should your Child be Doing Chores?

Children need chores. Age appropriate chores are important for kids! Simple chores make children: Feel needed and helpful. They teach…

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Prereading Skills - How do I support my child?

Letter sounds not names – when doing homework or discussing letters remember letters have a name Ay and a sound…

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Electronic Games and Child Aggression

With the onset of the iPad and other tablets now accessible to almost every child, we as parents and teachers…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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