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  • Calm School Mornings

    12 ways to make your morning routine less stressful Do you spend most mornings yelling ‘hurry up!’ over and over again? Is anyone even listening or have you become background noise? It is easy to feel stressed in the mornings when everyone is trying to get ready at once and everyone has somewhere to be […]

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  • Play – More Benefits

    Why kids’ play needs to be unstructured and unhurried I love the words that poet Wallace Stevens wrote about the imagination: “The imagination is the power of the mind over the possibilities of things.” To me, imagining possibilities is at the heart of children’s pretend play. That’s the beauty and significance of unstructured, self-invented play […]

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  • Although this Article is Designed for the Beginning of the Year, You Can Be Organised at Any Time!

    Tips for organising your kids’ things this year! It’s that time of year again, when the back-to-school lists come out and parents get into organising mode; when your kids’ school gear is as precious as gold and you start strategizing on how you’ll teach your child to not lose their things this year. Skool Labels […]

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  • Finding Your Child’s Strengths

    Finding kids’ strengths (and why being good at singing isn’t the same as being a superstar) We’ve all heard the saying “play to your strengths”. It’s common wisdom spouted by motivational speakers. But what do we really mean when we use this adage? As parents, how can we help our kids play to their strengths? […]

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  • Early Onset Dementia – some guidance

    Toolkit to help those caring for younger onset dementia The Prescription for Life, supporting those LIVING with younger onset dementia is a 70-page electronic-talking book aimed at giving staff a deeper understanding of how to support someone who has been diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65. According to the Australian Institute of Health […]

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  • Playing Music Helps Your Brain

    Being A Musician Is Good For Your Brain Science has shown that musical training can change brain structure and function for the better, improve long-term memory and lead to better brain development for those who start in childhood. Read More

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  • Is Learning Phonics Important?

    Explainer: what is phonics and why is it important? The efficacy of phonics as a method of teaching has been debated for several decades, and has recently come back to the forefront of public debate. Read More

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  • Is My Child’s Speech Developing Normally?

    “Kids and Speech Delay: How Much Is Normal? If your child is not making any effort to talk or communicate with you, it’s normal to be worried. Here’s what all parents should know about kids and speech delay. Read More

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  • Women on the Autism Spectrum

    “Social Challenges for Women on the Autism Spectrum”​ a Different Brains blog by Sarah Howard In this blog for DifferentBrains.com, Sarah Howard, a member of AASCEND who wasn’t diagnosed with autism until the age of 29, discusses the inherent challenges in facilitating social events for women on the spectrum. Sarah discusses her personal challenges with […]

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  • Reading to Your Child

    Reading to your child: the difference it makes If you are a parent or a teacher, you most probably read stories to young children. Together, you laugh and point at the pictures. You engage them with a few simple questions. And they respond. Read More

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