Author: The Ed Psych Practice

How to Talk to Your Child About Her Learning Differences

How to Talk to Your Child About Her Learning Differences

Takeaway: Talking to your child about her learning differences will help her both practically and emotionally. Here’s what to say: (1) Explain what the differences mean, (2) Share age-appropriate information, (3) Highlight her strengths, (4) Discuss key life skills, (5) Teach her to ask for help, and (6) Celebrate other people’s success stories.  Read More

Talking to Teachers About Your Child’s Dyslexia [Where to Even Start?!]

Talking to Teachers About Your Childs Dyslexia

Takeaway: Dyslexia is an emotionally issue, but here’s how to discuss it productively with your child’s teacher: (1) Give examples of the support your child might need, (2) Gauge the teacher’s experience with dyslexia, (3) Share what you’ve learned from your dyslexia research, (4) Discuss your child’s strengths and potential, and (5) Ask how you can help. Read More

What is Music Therapy and how will it help my child

What is Music Therapy-and how will it help my child

Music therapy is a branch of arts psychotherapy that uses music as well as talking to the therapist as a vehicle to help children and young people express, explore their emotions and the stories they have about themselves and others. Music is a universal language which can express emotions and feelings directly both with and without words. As such, music can be a very effective carrier and container for unconscious feelings and emotions. Read More

Learning Differences: How to Unlock Your Child’s Hidden Potential

Learning Differences How to Unlock Your Child's Hidden Potential

Takeaway: Your child’s learning differences are a gift in disguise because they make you dig a little deeper to find her hidden potential. And with the right approach, this journey can help her become a lifelong learner who loves new challenges. Read More

The 4-Step Guide to Mental Toughness For Your Child

The 4 Step Guide to Mental Toughness For Your Child

Takeaway: Mental toughness means being able to follow through with a goal even when things get difficult. And it’s a coachable skill. To help your child become mentally tough, teach her to (1) Set goals, (2) Solve problems, (3) Manage emotions, and (4) Celebrate successes.   Read More

How Will Working-Memory Difficulties Affect Your Child?

How Will Working Memory Difficulties Affect Your Child

Takeaway: Working memory issues make it harder for your child to pay attention to things. And this affects how she learns, socialises, and lives her life. Although we can’t magically improve her working memory, there’s a lot we can do to help her adapt. And this can radically change her quality of life.  Read More

Can We Improve Executive Functioning in Children With ADHD?

Can We Improve Executive Functioning in Children With ADHD?

Takeaway: Our brain’s executive functions help guide us through day-to-day living, but they’re underdeveloped in children with ADHD. Techniques like brain training, neurofeedback, and mindfulness can help tackle these problems, but ideally, you’ll need a specialist to help customise a tailor-made care plan for your child. Read More

What is Mindset? And How Can It Transform Your Child’s Life?

what is mindset

Takeaway: ‘Mindset’ refers to a way of thinking about life. It’s a mixture of the feelings, thoughts, and beliefs we use when solving problems and reacting to challenges. Based on our mindset, we’re either excited about growing and succeeding, or afraid of failing and making a fool of ourselves. And these two very different approaches can transform the way your child lives her life. Read More

Who Are Behavioural Optometrists? And Why Are They Special?

who are behavioural optometrists and why are they special

Takeaway: Behavioural optometrists help children improve their vision, and this is about more than just fixing faulty eyesight. They apply decades of research and theory to explore your child’s eye-brain connection and use a holistic approach to improve her quality of life. Read More

Is It Safe For Your Child to Have Hypermobile Joints?

Is It Safe For Your Child to Have Hypermobile Joints

Takeaway: Joint hypermobility makes children very flexible but can also be a painful condition. It affects muscle tone, body posture, foot arches, and (indirectly) even a child’s personality. It’s relatively easy to diagnose it, though, and the right specialist can help your child manage her pain and discomfort. Read More