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Calming anxiety in your child

Calming anxiety in your child. A few practical hints how to deal with your child when becoming anxious in these times of uncertainty. Please read and apply to support you in becoming more effective as a parent soothing your child. … Continue reading

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Mindfullness for children

In an article for the New York Times: Well,  David Gelles explains why mindfulness is such a powerful tool to teach your children.   Mindfulness is a technique that encourages you to focus on the present moment in an accepting … Continue reading

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Fun and Affordable Hobbies for Children

Parent 24 has shared some lovely ideas regarding fun activities to entice little bodies to be creatively busy.  So much time is spent cooped up at home, due to lockdown and Covid safety measures, it is important to still encourage … Continue reading

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Surviving Tough Times by Building Resistance

Everybody experiences times of sadness, anxiety and distress in their lives, but some people appear to cope better than others.  One of the factors determining how well you cope with life’s adversities, is the strength of your resilience  (your ability … Continue reading

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ROOM TO RENT

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How to strengthen Parent-child relationship

After the last couple of months of stress and uncertainty, we wanted to share this blog post about how to reset and how to rebuild parent-child relationships. Our children are struggling and do not understand everything that is happening which … Continue reading

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Corona virus activities

We found a lovely activity pack created by Long Creations that will keep the kids busy, help them to understand and process the world we are experiencing at the moment. It might even spark some conversation at the family dinner … Continue reading

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COVID -19 National Lockdown declaration.

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What to do (and not to do) when children are anxious

Dr Clark Goldstein, as part of the Child Mind Institute, gives valuable tips in this article explaining how to respect an anxious child’s feelings, without empowering the fears.  The goal is to help children escape the cycle of anxiety, rather … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Speech Therapy ideas

It’s so important for your child to learn through experiences. Take the opportunity this holiday to engage with your child, expanding their vocabulary, targeting their articulation and having fun whilst learning and bonding together. Here are some easy ideas to … Continue reading

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WORKSHOP 9 September 2016

Fine motor skills in the class room

Fine motor skills in the class room

Fine motor skills in the class room