Understanding Dyscalculia in Children

Dyscalculia is a learning disability in math. Kids with dyscalculia can have trouble with quantities and concepts like bigger and smaller. They may also struggle with math symbols and more complex math. Having dyscalculia doesn’t mean kids aren’t smart. But they may have a hard time applying what they know to solve math problems. The […]

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Developing Early Numeracy Skills

Numeracy skills aren’t just an important part of the curriculum – they’re a vital life skill that enables us to carry out all kinds of everyday tasks. It’s never too early to introduce children to concepts of numeracy; early childhood is a crucial time for brain development, so it’s important to think about how you […]

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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Matters

Teaching young people skills such as active listening, self-awareness and empathy can equip them to succeed both academically and socially. Teaching young people skills such as active listening, self-awareness and empathy can equip them to succeed both academically and socially. Emotional intelligence can be said to cover five main areas: self-awareness, emotional control, self-motivation, empathy […]

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5 Steps to Nurture Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

So, you want to raise an emotionally intelligent child and you’re wondering where to begin? Start with these five steps. 1. Acknowledge your child’s perspective and empathize Even if you can’t “do anything” about your child’s upsets, empathize. Just being understood helps humans let go of troubling emotions. If your child’s upset seems out of […]

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The Importance of EQ in Lifelong Success

Emotional intelligence (EQ) has been a ‘known fact’ for decades. In fact, our perception of its importance predates the coining of the phrase in the 1964 paper by Michael Beldoch. It has had different names – from ‘social intelligence’ to ‘emotional strength’ – but its importance has always been undeniable. In fact, some research states […]

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