Why Children Need to Learn to Manage Their Emotions

Why Children Need to Learn to Manage Their Emotions

Takeaway: Children with good emotional self-regulation know how to handle their emotions in different situations. Without it, they would struggle to (1) Make friends, (2) Succeed at school, and (3) Stay mentally healthy. But as a parent, there are simple things you can do to help your child regulate her emotions.   Read More

Has Your Toddler Reached the Right Developmental Milestones?

Has Your Toddler Reached the Right Developmental Milestones

Takeaway: Toddlers (age 1-2) have usually learned a specific set of physical, thinking, language, and social skills. And the critical skills in these categories are called developmental milestones. Many toddlers reach these milestones slightly late, but if your child is significantly delayed, it’s worth contacting a specialist. Read More

Why Auditory Delays Are So Easy to Miss

Why Auditory Delays Are So Easy to Miss

Takeaway: Auditory delays (i.e., hearing problems) are tough to spot because their symptoms are often quite subtle. And they can be confused with other developmental differences like dyslexia, ADHD, developmental language disorder, etc. But with the right kind of specialist, your child can learn to reverse and/or adapt to these hearing challenges. Read More

What Are the Signs of ADHD? And What Can You Do About Them?

What Are the Signs of ADHD And What Can You Do About Them

Takeaway: With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), children are easily distracted, hyperactive, and impulsive. And this can make it harder for them to get things done, listen to the adults in their lives, make and keep friends, and generally ‘fit in.’ But if their ADHD is spotted early, there’s a lot we can do to help them live happier lives.
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How Speech Therapy Can Solve ‘Swallowing’ Issues (Dysphagia)

How Speech Therapy Can Solve Swallowing Issues Dysphagia

Children who struggle to swallow begin to dislike food and feeding, which means they don’t get the nutrients and water they need. A speech therapist can help address these swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) and transform your child’s relationship with food. Read More

Is Your Child’s ‘Working Memory’ Holding Her Back?

child working memory

Takeaway: Working memory helps us process and use information — much life RAM in a computer. So, poor working memory makes it harder for children to succeed at school and in life. But once they understand the basics of working memory, they can adapt and become more efficient learners. Read More

The Inner World of Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) Needs

SEMH Needs

Takeway: Many ‘problem behaviours’ in children are a sign of deeper issues that need to be resolved. They’re a sign of unmet social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs. The bad news is that these issues won’t magically sort themselves out. But the good news is that skilled practitioners have an array of tools and techniques to help your child work through her challenges.   Read More

Can Children Practice Mindfulness? And Does It Work?

can children practice mindfulness

Takeaway: Research shows that mindfulness is a legitimate tool to change the way we deal with challenges. And the exciting thing is that it works with children, too. But you’ll need to use the right approach: Choose realistic goals, don’t force mindfulness on your child, choose the right exercises, and set a good example. Read More