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Helpful Articles

Learning in Lockdown

August 30th, 2021|

The extension of the current lockdown and continued remote learning hasn’t come as a surprise to many, but it ...

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When is it OK to behave badly?

May 11th, 2020|

Most behaviours are appropriate in the right setting. Expectations about what are appropriate behaviours in different settings are often not communicated. Teaching where different behaviours are expected in different settings is more effective behaviour management.

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3 Rules of Social Distancing for Kids

March 20th, 2020|

2020 is year we learned about social distancing. We need to be sure everyone clearly understands what social distancing means. Above all, that means we need to teach our kids the rules as well. You can teach social distancing easily to your kids with 3 simple rules

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The Battle of the Bedroom

March 15th, 2020|

We’ve all been there - the kids’ rooms are a mess. You dread the thought of going in there, but you can’t stand it any longer. If you’re a parent, chances are you know all about the battle of the bedroom bombsite. Here's 4 steps to help you out.

Tackling Teenage Rudeness

March 1st, 2020|

The trouble with teenagers is that they look like men and women, but they actually aren’t yet. As a result we get frustrated with them when they don’t behave in the way we expect, because we expect them to behave like adults.

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Seek first to understand

February 16th, 2020|

Behaviour does not occur in isolation, it is triggered by the environment. We can find those triggers to make changes to the type of behaviours that occur.

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Setting Limits using Time

January 27th, 2020|

It’s amazing the impact a timer has on kids of all ages. I have used this technique on kids of all ages, including 15 and 16 year old teenagers with good results. I have found by setting a clear time limit and a clear understanding that at the end of that time the activity they are doing will stop, kids generally will finish when you ask them to.

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Setting Clear Boundaries

January 27th, 2020|

It goes without saying that setting boundaries is important to keep your kids safe. Using the right wording makes all the difference when making sure your kids understand. Here’s a practical example of how to put the right wording in place.Setting clear boundaries also makes it easier for you to bring your kids on track before they go astray.