Transition from School to Holidays

Transition from School to Holidays – Written by Deb Hopper Published in  Great Health Guide articles available in Audio: CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO VERSION The end of the school year brings much excitement for children and families. The anticipation of Christmas, holidays, going away and seeing family and friends can be very exciting. As well

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Minimising Tantrums at the Shops

NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM – You can now access the Great Health Guide through ISSUU – CLICK HERE TO ACCESS Minimising Tantrums at the Shops By Deb Hopper Published in The Great Health Guide CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO VERSION Taking kids shopping is one of those activities that can feel like you are in a balancing act,

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Helping Children Develop Friendships

By Deb Hopper Published in The Great Health Guide Helping Children Develop Friendships – Great Health Guide Article Here  Lots of children develop friendships and enjoy planning and participating in playdates. For some, these skills seem to develop naturally. However, there are also many children who struggle to develop friendships for many reasons. Some children

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Ouch Don’t Touch Me! How some children react to sensory overload

By Deb Hopper Published in The Great Health Guide GreatHealthGuide.com.au Ouch! Don’t Touch Me! Many children struggle to cope with the sensory bombardments that come with hair care. Some children as toddlers and pre-schoolers find this difficult. Some children continue to find these daily self-care tasks unbearable even into primary school age. So why is

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Teachers struggling to support children with autism in class?

Today, another incident of a child with autism being restrained and put in a ‘time-out’ room, hit the headlines in Australia, this time in Hervey Bay, Queensland. (see http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/school-puts-autistic-boy-in-cell-like-room/story-fnihsrf2-1227584707583) This is the THIRD time this has hit headlines in Australia in six months, and situations like this highlight the strain and difficult situations that teachers find

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