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Parenting After Separation: how to support your children through difficult times

Written 06-03-2016 by pas
Categories : Mental Well-Being

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Parenting After Separation: how to support your children through difficult times

Many of you who have picked up this article, are either going through, contemplating separation or know someone who is. Many clients we see at our office are often worried about the impact separation will, or already has had, on their children. I hope this article written by and for the Australian Psychological Society will ease some of yo

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Starting School: Resources for Parents

Written 08-01-2016 by pas
Categories : Preschoolers

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Starting School: Resources for Parents

Starting school involves a big change for your child and family. It can be a time of great excitement, but also a time of potential challenge and stress. These resources have been compiled for families and professionals who may be seeking further information about transitioning to school. Continue Reading...

Birds and The Bees – How Much is Too Much

Written 23-10-2015 by pas
Categories : Preschoolers

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Birds and The Bees – How Much is Too Much

THE CATALYST One day at a kid’s party, my sweet 5-year-old son decided to announce that he knew how babies are made. Out of curiosity and amusement I decided to inquire as to what he knew. Lesson learned, don’t ask questions in public that you don’t know an

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Year 10 & 12 Vocational Assessment

Written 13-10-2015 by pas
Categories : Assessments

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Year 10 & 12 Vocational Assessment

Many students finish school and have absolutely no idea what they want to do. Some go out and get a job, some go traveling overseas and others enrol in a degree at TAFE or university and hope for the best. The problem with this approach is that many students find they don’t enjoy their course and drop out in the first year or struggle through

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Test Anxiety and Interventions that Work

Written 05-05-2015 by pas
Categories : All About Learning

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Test Anxiety and Interventions that Work

Completing tasks under timed settings evokes anxiety in most people, especially children. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time; in fact, low levels of anxiety can motivate students to study and perform well. We all fear failure. However, when anxiety interferes with test-taking and learning it can cause students to blank out or have troub

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Managing Difficult Behaviour in Children – Parenting Workshop

Written 26-04-2015 by pas
Categories : Upcoming Workshops

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Managing Difficult Behaviour in Children – Parenting Workshop

  • Are your kids angry and frustrated?
  • Does this trigger difficult behaviour?
WE CAN HELP!   1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching
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Take a deep breath – it’s report card time

Written 01-12-2014 by pas
Categories : All About Learning

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Take a deep breath – it’s report card time

We can only do the best we can with what we have. That, after all, is the measure of success. —Marguerite de Angeli, author and illustrator
They're baaaack. No, not Halloween ghosts or Christmas (yet), but something that strikes real fear into families as the school term comes to an end: report cards. Children and

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Dyslexia in Secondary Students

Written 21-10-2014 by pas
Categories : Assessments

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Dyslexia in Secondary Students

To date, most of the research on dyslexia has focused on primary school students where students are still developing literacy skills. But what if the child’s difficulties have gone unnoticed and their sweet and compliant personality is not good enough to help them breeze through high school. Let’s summarise what

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Dyslexia Assessment – Valuable Insight for Parents and Teachers

Written 08-09-2014 by pas
Categories : Learning Difficulties

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Dyslexia Assessment – Valuable Insight for Parents and Teachers

Dyslexia is estimated to affect some 10% of the Australian population.In Australia, 10% of children have Dyslexia according to the Australian Dyslexia Association Trust and according to some studies upto 20% of children leaving school are unable to read properly. This is partly down to Dyslexia not being detected in

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Study finds kids are not ready for Kindergarten

Written 15-08-2014 by pas
Categories : Preschoolers

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Study finds kids are not ready for Kindergarten

Did you know that 50 per cent of children who attend kindergarten are not ready for kindergarten?

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