Helping older kids with poor handwriting

Poor handwriting is most often caused by an inefficient pencil grip and poor fine motor control.  When teachers and education specialists observe poor handwriting in young children they will usually refer the child to an Occupational Therapist to help change their inefficient grip to the preferred, dynamic tripod pencil grip and to improve their fine […]

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Is my baby being naughty?

The word “naughty” just doesn’t seem to fit with the picture most of us have of little babies and I don’t think it’s entirely appropriate to describe babies as either “good” or “naughty”. Instead we should rather try to evaluate whether a baby’s behaviour is age-appropriate or not.  For instance, it’s entirely age appropriate for […]

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Violence in schools

Violent behaviour in schools has undoubtedly increased in recent decades.  For a short period following the Morne Harmse (Samurai sword killer) case things seemed to have calmed down and education specialists and teachers were all keeping their fingers crossed, hoping that was the last violent attack – but recent incidences of violence suggest that we […]

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