Parenting Articles

The Gift of Failure

This lovely book has fallen into my hands and is proving most insightful. It is mainly about the relationship of teachers to students, but also gives valuable advice to parents who believe that solving their child's problems and running to school...

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Bored?

Bored?

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.

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Defiance and How to Handle It

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...

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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...

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Young People and Depression

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...

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Tying Shoelaces

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.

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How to Talk to Your Child about Being Dyslexic

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...

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