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What does ‘school readiness’ mean exactly?

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. […]

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So What’s The Deal With Sleep?

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 […]

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Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviour

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 […]

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New Siblings

It is natural for families to grow and expand over time. From the magical and terrifying first child experience to the joy and overwhelm of adding yet another baby to the family. While us as adults can become wrapped up in the excitement of welcoming a new baby to the family, your existing children may […]

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Is “Sharing” a loaded word?

What is sharing? Sharing is to give something you have, or part of, to another with the intention of a positive outcome for both individuals involved. We ask children all the time to “share” their things with others and the response from them is often less than pleasant. Eye rolling, tantrums, questioning, reluctancy. If this […]

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