As children progress through primary school, the importance of peer friendships and inclusion in playground activities becomes crucial to the healthy development of their social and emotional wellbeing. When children feel invited, accepted, appreciated, and included they are more likely to perform well at school, have higher self-esteem, and engage in meaningful relationships with both Read more
Anxiety is a common problem amongst children and adolescence. In fact, it’s estimated that around one in 14 children struggle with anxiety, making it likely that there’s at least one or two in every classroom. This is even more true now, given the unprecedented uncertainty and worry that the Read more
We all know the situation. You’ve just finished the school run and you’re sorting out some afternoon tea when all of a sudden a switched is flicked and your little one goes into a complete and utter after school meltdown. Tears, tantrums, refusal to follow instructions Read more
By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2020 Learning Links It’s natural for parents to worry about their children during their schooling years. It can be hard to know what to do, however, if your child is really struggling. Are they just going through a rough patch? Will they improve with age? Or is there something else going on? Many children, especially those with Read more
by Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager As a parent it is entirely your decision as to how much or little sharing of information there is with your child’s teacher about the previous assessments and interventions you’ve undertaken with your child. We won’t go into the pros and cons for this at the moment – it takes trust to hand over all of this information Read more
by Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager It's so important to be prepared for a parent-teacher interview. It's usually a short period of time and the meeting can fly by before you’ve had a chance to ask any real questions about your child to truly understand how they're going at school and coping with class work. Here are our suggestions for some key questions 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
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