Being bored is often an issue when children aren't able to get hold of their devices or usual distractions like TV, smart phone, tablet or game. I've found the article quite interesting.
Defiance and How to Handle It
I read an article which outlined a very good response to dealing with defiance, although in my line of work, there is another aspect to what is often called ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) - and it may be the fact that there is so much...
Meet my Dyslexic Son Keanu
Meet my wonderful dyslexic son, Keanu That’s the phone msg I got: ‘Hi mum. It’s Keanu here. Keanu Hoi, your son’. My son is dyslexic and my reason for working with dyslexics. I think the words CONFUSION – COURAGE and CREATIVITY sum him up very...
Young People and Depression
I have seen a steady increase in anxiety related problems up to severe depression in individuals younger and earlier than ever before. Jack was only 8 and already on a list of medication to relieve his anxiety, suicidal thoughts, feelings of...
The Gift of Dyslexia
Professor John Stein talks about the talents bestowed upon individuals with dyslexia. We all know them, but it's good to be reminded.
Considering how many of my dyslexic clients have trouble tying shoelaces, I have found this clip very useful. Maybe it can help teach your child too. The shapes (talking of b and circle) can be quite helpful to these visual learners.
How to Talk to Your Child about Being Dyslexic
I get that question quite a lot, especially before an initial assessment, when a parent (usually mum) wants to protect her child from finding out that there may be 'something wrong' with them. They may ask me to not mention the 'D'-word or to make...
A Child’s Inner Voice
Does it happen to you too, that you catch yourself talking harshly to your child without even being aware of it? It almost seems like someone else is speaking - or is it? I sometimes think I am hearing my mother. And I am lucky enough to have a mum...
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