The Regulation Rocket

By Simone Ryan – Occupational Therapist – talking about regulation. One of the most common requests I’ve had when working with families and educators of children (with or without a disability or delay) is for assistance with a child’s self regulation. When we think of how important social emotional development is to school success, initiating

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10 Things Kids Say That Indicate Your Child Is Anxious (and How To Help Them Manage Their Anxiety)

10 Things Kids Say That Indicate Your Child Is Anxious (and How To Help Them Manage Their Anxiety)

Written By Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist Anxiety can show up in a myriad of ways and many children slip under the radar, go untreated, and are often misunderstood by their parents, teachers and peers. Often children’s anxiety symptoms are misunderstood as “behavioural” issues. Being clingy, complaining, vigilant, or reacting or hitting peers on the playground

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Overwhelmed: A Child’s Safe Space

Overwhelmed: A Child’s Safe Space Written by Deb Hopper Published in   Navigating through the day as a child can be an exhilarating, yet daunting process. There is the fun and joy of play, friends and family. There is also the challenge of meeting new people, the social challenges of interaction with play, the environmental

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Helping Hyperactive & Busy Kids

Helping Hyperactive and Busy Kids Written by Deb Hopper Published in Great Health Guide articles available in Audio: Every child has a different base energy level and this can be impacted from day to day depending on how much sleep they had, what is happening at home or school or if their routine has been

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Tips For Travelling With Children

Tips For Travelling With Children

Travelling with Children Written by Deb Hopper Published in Great Health Guide articles available in Audio: CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO VERSION: School holidays are the perfect time to jump in the car and visit family and friends that we haven’t seen for a long time. Often this means a long car and/or plane trip.

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