‘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
We’ve all been there, right? The lingering haze of the holidays hovers and we thrash about the house scooping breakfast into bowls and delivering yet another ultimatum to ‘get those shoes on!’ Uniforms vanish, children refuse to get out of bed, tempers flare, the house explodes into a scene of chaos and dismay. Getting to … More Five Simple Routines to Conquer School Mornings
It is hard to find the words to talk about the horrors of addiction. Pairing the topic with the thought of our precious children makes it all the more difficult to even comprehend how to broach the subject, or how to sufficiently protect the ones who matter the most to us. And yet, it has … More Adolescent Addiction and the Power of the Parent
Perseverance is rarely a quality celebrated in children. Whilst we praise the dedication it takes a Nobel Prize winner to stick at their project and see it through to the end, we may not quite see the connection between our child asking us for what seems like the thousandth time if they can play the … More The Power of Perseverance
‘How’s that project going? You know, the one due tomorrow?!’ ‘Yeah, great, I’m going to get around to it just after I finish playing Fortnite.’ Does this conversation ever happen in your household? It can be very frustrating to watch our kids make poor choices in relation to study or homework, but often procrastination can … More The Pitfalls of Procrastination
Screen time. It can cause a lot of parental angst. How much is too much? Is that game appropriate? How on earth do I get that device back without causing a meltdown? We live in a technological age and screens have become a necessary part of our lives. Some children know how to use … More Screens: Necessary Evil or Positive Resource?