By Katherine McFarlane, Registered Psychologist. Starting school is a big transition not just for children but for the whole family. This article details strategies that can support your family during this transition period. Every child’s strengths and experiences are different, so you may find some strategies more relatable than others. A strengths-based approach would start by Read more
By Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager Class tests, yearly exams, and essays are all frequent aspects of life as a high school student and they rely on preparation, more commonly known as “studying”. Although students know (and are told frequently) they should go to their room and study, the act of studying and building the right study skills can be quite elusive. One of the Read more
Routines and transition times are an important part of life, especially in child care settings and schools. Children learn skills such as self help skills, independence, sequencing and how to act appropriately in a group by taking part in routines. Children who are experiencing difficulties should be helped to follow through completely with all routines as it is an invaluable learning Read more
Getting your child reading for 'big school' How can parents make the transition easier? The transition to ‘big’ school is one of the major challenges children have to face in the early childhood years. It is a time of stress and anxiety as well as excitement and enjoyment. For parents this transition may also cause some anxious moments as another adult becomes Read more
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