Understanding the Spectrum: How an Acceptance of Difference Can Lead to Brilliance

‘The world needs all types of minds.’ –Dr. Temple Grandin Autism. It is a word that communicates so much confusion to most of us. Unless we have a specific experience with someone who is autistic or we have turned our minds to understanding the complicated reality that those on the spectrum face, we can often … More Understanding the Spectrum: How an Acceptance of Difference Can Lead to Brilliance

Differentiating Learning by Personality: Nine Types of Learners

If there is one lesson we learn pretty quickly in both parenting and education, it is this: every child is very different. Reading comes easily for some children, others click instantly with mathematical concepts and methods of encouraging growth differ greatly between students. As a parent, you work hard to guide learning at home – … More Differentiating Learning by Personality: Nine Types of Learners

How to Take Back Control Over the Negative Effects of Sensationalist Media

With the 24-hour news cycle and our ever-increasing connectedness to unfolding events in real time, we are becoming more aware of tragedies and devastation in our world. Events such as the recent Sri Lankan bombings (rightly) horrify us and it can be tempting to seek out endless media coverage as we try to make sense … More How to Take Back Control Over the Negative Effects of Sensationalist Media

About The Parent Sphere: A Parenting Resource

Parenting can be one of the most rewarding pursuits on the planet. It can also be one of the most challenging. Our children exist in a complicated world and it can often feel impossible to keep up. With information bombarding us from every corner, it can feel overwhelming at times. With issues of screen-time, boundaries, … More About The Parent Sphere: A Parenting Resource

Five Effective Ways to Wipe Out Bullying

Bullying is an emotional topic. Even the word might provoke responses of fear, anger or even helplessness. As we approach the National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence, let’s look at how we can work together to reduce these hurtful interactions in our community. Schools are the first practice ground for relationships. Pecking orders … More Five Effective Ways to Wipe Out Bullying