Crossing the midline (Bilateral integration)

Bilateral integration is the ability to use the two sides of the body in a coordinated way, for instance when walking your left leg and right leg need to work together in order in for you to move forward.  Crossing the midline is an important element of Bilateral integration.  Imagine for a moment an invisible […]

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My favourite educational games

There is a virtually endless list of educational games and products available on the market which, collectively focus on pretty much every aspect of education and learning imaginable.  But in this post I want to invite you to explore the educational benefits of some common games which are either completely free or generally available in […]

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How to deal with temper tantrums

Dealing with temper tantrums is undoubtedly one of the least fun aspects of parenting.  The balance between building your child’s confidence and setting appropriate boundaries is easily upset and may result in a range of negative outcomes if the scale swings too far in either direction.  Here are some of the ways in which you […]

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The effects of poverty on children

In trying to understand the effects of poverty on children we cannot simply look at the current situation but need to take into account  the negative spiral that poverty creates.  Poor children are most likely to grow into poor adults and poor parents and repeat the cycle of inter-generational poverty.  Besides the obvious fact that […]

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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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