Can Children With Dyslexia Become Better Writers?

can children with dyslexia become better writers

Takeaway: Children with dyslexia have strengths they can harness to become better writers. Specifically, they can use emotion and vivid imagery to make writing a more exciting and meaningful process. And they can use simple accommodations to help work around challenges like spelling, grammar, and handwriting. Read More

How to Improve Your Child’s Speech And Language Skills

how to improve your child's speech and language skills

Takeaway: Speech and language delays can significantly lower your child’s quality of life. But you can help by using everyday activities to trigger her natural desire to play, learn, and communicate. And for children with more significant speech and language delays, specialists have an entire toolkit of advanced teaching techniques. Read More

Why Is Dyspraxia So Emotionally Draining For Your Child?

Why Is Dyspraxia So Emotionally Draining For Your Child

Takeaway: Dyspraxia makes every little task much harder. And this can leave your child feeling upset, frustrated, and demoralised about seeming so ‘limited.’ But you can help by showing her how to work around her difficulties and develop a growth mindset.  Read More

What Are Visual Processing Difficulties?

What Are Visual Processing Difficulties

Takeaway: Visual processing difficulties have nothing to do with eyesight. Rather, they’re caused by changes in the way your child’s brain processes signals from her eyes. And these changes can make it harder for her to engage with the world. However, with a bit of guidance, she can learn to adapt to her differences, deal with her frustrations better, and become more confident by developing a ‘growth mindset.’ Read More

Developmental Milestones Your Toddler Shouldn’t Miss

developmental milestones your toddler should not miss

Takeaway: By the end of toddlerhood (age 3), your child will likely be able to (1) play outdoor games and ride a tricycle, (2) understand ‘cause and effect’, (3) speak in short sentences, (4) play alongside friends, and (5) feed herself simple meals using a fork and spoon. So, if you’re concerned that she’s missing these milestones, consider consulting a specialist. Read More

Dyslexia Vs. Dyscalculia: Differences & Similarities

dyslexia vs dyscalculia

Takeaway: Dyslexia and dyscalculia are separate learning differences, but they have common roots in the brain. So, while dyslexia affects reading skills and dyscalculia affects maths skills, they often overlap. And they both can chip away at your child’s self-confidence if left unchecked. The solution? Teach your child how to adapt to her new learning needs. Read More

‘School Refusal’ In Adolescents: What’s Really Bothering Them?

School Refusal In Adolescents

Takeaway: There’s always a thought pattern behind your Adolescents fear of school. And unlike younger children, we can teach adolescents to identify and replace faulty/negative thought patterns. But you’ll want to spot the problem early and step in immediately, or it can damage your child’s emotional and mental health. Read More

What To Do If Your Child Starts Trying to Avoid School

What To Do If Your Child Starts Trying to Avoid School

Takeaway: If your child starts trying to avoid school, (1) Spot her anxiety triggers, (2) Keep her school updated, (3) Create an action plan, (4) Teach her to manage anxiety, (5) Gently encourage her to go to school, (6) Ask a specialist for help if needed. Read More

Can eHealth & Technology Help Adolescents live Happier, Healthier Lives?

Can eHealth and Technology Help Adolescents live Happier Healthier Lives

Takeaway: Technology can offer adolescents new ways to get the physical and mental health support they need. And it can seamlessly blend into their daily routine in a way more traditional healthcare can’t. But it’s not a magic solution to all teen mental health challenges. So, parents and eHealth developers will need to play their parts in harnessing technology’s positives and cancelling out its negatives. Read More

Are Social Media & Technology Really That Bad for Teens?

are social media and technology really that bad for teens

Takeaway: Social media and technology aren’t ‘all good’ or ‘all bad.’ And recognising this nuance makes it easier to harness their positives and sidestep their negatives. The trick is to pay attention to your teen’s needs and behaviour. When children overuse social media, games, and online activities, it’s often because they’re struggling emotionally. So, spotting and addressing your child’s stressors will do more good than battling her about screen time. Read More