Managing children’s behaviour is a challenge for every parent. As children develop, they often use behaviour to express their feelings and needs because they haven’t yet learnt how to communicate them effectively. Sometimes, the behaviours that children use to communicate their feelings and needs can be undesirable, such as tears and temper tantrums. While these behaviours can be challenging, Read more
Social cues are the pieces of information we subconsciously know without ever being explicitly taught them. These pieces of information are usually the unwritten rules or customs, the nuances of social communications or the assumptions and expectations we’re aware of within different contexts. Social cues and codes are learnt from an early age through observation of repeated behaviours within Read more
By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author Empower children with ADHD and their natural gifts with a wide range of skills, talents, and abilities will be revealed. If we empower children with ADHD we can make sure that children thriving in school, at home and on the sporting field. Most literature is quick to point out the negative characteristics of ADHD such as inattention, Read more
By Renee Irving-Lee, Children's Book Author © 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. This Read more
Anxiety and Depression Anxiety 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 activities at school or socially; when the fears and worries seem out of proportion; or if Read more
Sensory needs or issues occur when a child has difficulties receiving and responding to information from their senses. Children with sensory issues may have find it hard to cope with anything that triggers their senses, including sound, light touch, taste, or smell. To put it into context, think of an uncomfortable situation - the weather is cold, you are wearing a scratchy woollen jumper, 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
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