Your child can from time to time, or sometimes more often than not, show signs of separation distress. Separation distress occurs when a child feels upset and can become visibly distressed when they are separating from a parent or caregiver. This can occur when you separate from your child with not only Educators at an
Wind back the clock. Its 1995 and it’s your first day of kindergarten. You sit down at your desk and are told to get out your pencil to write your name and the alphabet. Your teacher then asks you to count to 20 and then choose a book off the shelf to read to her.
Photo by Kendra Wesley on Unsplash Written by Kelly West (B. Psyc Science)Behaviour and Development Specialist This is quite an interesting topic as it has so many facets and differences with each individual child and families approaches to sleep and bedtime routines. There are also cultural differences from around the world that can play a
It may sound counter intuitive as often the last thing we want to do when a child is hitting, kicking, throwing things or screaming is to sit with them and engage with them. However, this is often exactly what a child needs. Children are innately driven to seek our connection, be valued by us and