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Maintaining kids’ mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

While there are concerns about the negative impact physical isolation is having on children’s learning, we should also be concerned about their mental health. Any anxiety and fear they experience is heightened by isolation from friends, lack of access to their usual sports and leisure activities and a lack of certainty about the future. In …

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CROSSING MIDLINE

Crossing the body’s midline is the ability for a child to reach across the middle of their body with arms and legs. This allows children to cross over their body to perform tasks on the opposite side of their body. Crossing midline is an essential developmental skill needed for lots of everyday activities including dressing, …

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Returning to School Anxiety-Free

Going back to school after the enforced COVID-19 break can be a source of mixed emotions for many children and young people. Some students, who love the face-to-face interactions, just can’t wait to reconnect with friends and teachers. Others who have appreciated the break from constantly being emotionally switched on when at school may not …

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Resisting the Power of the Pester!

Do you have a child who won’t take “no” for an answer?“Mum, can you buy me a treat?” “MUUUMMMM, can you get me some new clothes?” “It’s not fair. You never let me have any fun.” Sound familiar? Kids have a way of getting under your skin when they really want something. You can refuse …

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Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

If there was a drug with no negative side effects that helped you eat healthier, exercise more, experience less depression, and sleep better, how long would it last in the pharmacy? We would flock to doctors for prescriptions. The pharmaceutical company would have a hit.It may not be a drug, but gratitude may be as …

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