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  • Nothing Short of Remarkable- Talking to Your Toddler Helps Them 10 Years down the Track!

    Attention exhausted parents: The next time your toddler starts making strange noises or babbling about Paw Patrol, try to strike up a conversation — it could make a big difference later, researchers say.

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  • Glue Ear – What is it?

    Many kids get ear infections, which can cause earache and temporary hearing loss. But when these infections happen repeatedly, or if your child has ongoing hearing problems, it might be because of glue ear (also known as ‘otitis media with effusion’)

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  • What to Expect in an Autism Evaluation

    With the incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) on the rise (the CDC has recently said 1 in 59 children have autism: 1 in 37 boys, and 1 in 151 girls), awareness of ASD is also increasing, which of course will increase the amount of children being referred for assessments.

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  • The Great Library Series that can Change a Non-reader into a Reader

    No parent likes to hear that their child hates to read. That is especially painful when you work in book publishing. When all of my son’s friends were binge-reading Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, he wanted nothing to do with it. I brought home book after book in the hope that something would pique his interest and nothing ever did. I would quiz other parents to see what their kids were reading and order those books. They sat in the living room completely untouched.

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  • Top 5 Education Myths

    Education is a race and the sooner our children begin that race, the sooner they’ll cross the finish line of success, right? It makes sense in the ‘adult world’. After all, I know the best way for me to improve on just about any skill is to practice it.

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  • How to be Angry at Your Kids

    Pretty much all of us aspire to be ‘good parents’. We put a great deal of pressure on ourselves to be perfect that can lead to frustration, distress, and anger – and that can make it all the harder for parents to admit to the anger they sometimes feel.

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  • Ending the Reading Wars

    Learning to read transforms lives. Reading is the basis for the acquisition of knowledge, for cultural engagement, for democracy, and for success in the workplace. Illiteracy costs the global economy more than $1 trillion (U.S. dollars) annually in direct costs alone (World Literacy Foundation, 2015).

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  • Aged Care Resident Mental Health Trial to Focus on Collaborative Approach

    Nearly half the people living in residential aged care present significant symptoms of depression but routine screening and access to appropriate services are lacking.

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  • 5 Writing Hacks for Children with Learning Difficulties

    Imagine seeing your child eager to write. Wouldn’t it be great to see him enjoying the challenges of composition?

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  • It’s Ok

    Most of us were not raised in fairy tale households by perfect parents, and the formative messages we received as children may not have always been positive or healthy. The good news: the process of raising our own children can be profoundly restorative.

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