Behaviour

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2018 Learning LinksThe best way to describe the term ‘hidden curriculum’ is the information in life that everybody automatically knows without ever being explicitly taught. These pieces of information are usually the unwritten rules or customs, the nuances of social communications or the assumptions and expectations within different Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author© 2018 Learning LinksChildren with ADHD can be naturally gifted with a wide range of skills, talents, and abilities. Most literature though, is quick to point out the negative characteristics of ADHD such as inattention, hyperactivity and Read more

By Renee Irving-Lee, Children's Book Author  © 2018 Learning Links  Many parents are no strangers to the dreaded after school meltdown.  The temper tantrums, fighting, uncontrollable crying, emotional exhaustion, refusal to follow directions, and physical outbursts that follow a hectic school day can be exhausting for everyone involved. Read more

by Lorraine Foy, Provisional Psychologist Learning LinksAnxiety and DepressionAnxiety and depression are common concerns in childhood and adolescence.Most children learn to cope with a range of normal fears and worries, such as the dark, loud noises, storms, and monsters. Anxiety becomes a concern when it stops children from participating in Read more

Kenneth Rigby, University of South AustraliaIn Australia approximately one student in five is bullied at school every few weeks or more often. Many of these students suffer serious emotional and psychological harm, such as Read more

Beth Saggers, Queensland University of TechnologyIn our series, Better Teachers, we’ll explore how to improve teacher education in Australia. We’ll look at what the evidence says on a range of themes including how Read more

Think of an uncomfortable situation - the weather is cold, you are wearing a scratchy woollen jumper, it is the end of the day, dark and the lights are irritating your eyes. Not only that, you've just picked the kids up and you are now stuck in rush hour heading home.The traffic is at a stand still and the sirens that are whirring past are really getting on your nerves. To top it all off, the Read more

The following strategies may help support your child’s interaction with other children.• Increase the time your child spends playing with someone else. By observing your child carefully you will see times he or she is able to accept someone sitting next to him or her. This is the beginning of joint attention in an activity• When you are sitting next to your child, you can help him Read more