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Children’s Corner

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Communicating with Stressed Children

By |August 20th, 2023|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

Every child lives out his or her unique life story. Each one is a story about an individual human being on his journey through life, living through countless unique experiences. Inevitably, many of these experiences will be difficult and stressful. It may make a huge difference to his future life if he can share these difficulties with someone. Can we as parents and child caregivers be there for our children and how do we best support them?

Build your Child's Confidence

By |June 25th, 2023|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

A confident child is the most amazing magnet, drawing friends, opportunities and success to himself with absolute ease. A confident child is often a popular child, sometimes the teacher’s pet, and often the centre of attention when the family gets together. On holiday it doesn’t take long before a new friend is made. Things just come so easily to him.

A Healthy Children's Party

By |February 22nd, 2023|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

Happily, more and more parents are trying to cultivate good eating habits in their children at home and at school, and are educating themselves on nutrition. This is good news because the shift towards healthier food is becoming irreversible. But what about the annual birthday party, with its tradition of high-sugar foods and loaded goodie bags – how do we cope here?

Children and their Habits

By |July 9th, 2022|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: , |

How often do you find yourself the centre of unwanted attention in the supermarket, as your three-year-old screams louder than ten vuvuzelas? Ann Gadd takes a look at children’s more unattractive habits, starting with tots who have tantrums.

Computer & Cellphone Enslaved Children

By |February 8th, 2022|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: , |

There can be little doubt that electronic technology has opened the way to another form of soul addiction, promising to offer ever-more powerful and interesting gratification to the hungry unsatisfied soul of the child. Computer game, Internet and cellphone addiction disorders are not yet formally recognised as clinical psychological conditions, yet many clinics and rehab centres worldwide are treating them as full-on addictive disorders, recognising that the salient features fulfil all the criteria used to define an addictive behaviour disorder.

Back to School with No Stress

By |January 26th, 2022|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

Do you remember your first day at school or in a new high school? It was likely a mix of excitement and anxiety. The start of a new school year can be overwhelming for children, but with a bit of preparation, it doesn't have to be stressful. Here are ten tips to help parents and children ease into the first term happily.

Feed Your Child's Brain

By |November 21st, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

You can increase your child’s intelligence, attention span, concentration, problem-solving ability, emotional response, mood and physical coordination – all the facets of intelligence – simply by changing what goes into and onto their bowls, plates and lunch boxes.

Nature – a Solution to ADHD?

By |August 21st, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: , |

We have forgotten our interdependence within our own species as well as with other species with which we share this planet. Getting back into nature with wild animals and tribal people, who have not forgotten, can help us reconnect and remember our roots with benefits for our children.

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Lunch box Staples Unpacked

By |August 16th, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

Add these to any lunch box and your child will be good to go: cheese, protein, nuts, fats and oils, vegetables, protein and nothing in crinkly paper! Say no to sweets and chocolates.

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The 5 Most Effective Ways to Calm a Screaming Child

By |August 4th, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: , |

Perhaps we have forgotten what it is like to be a child and see the world as exciting. Children shriek when they are happy, they laugh loudly, they shout when annoyed, and they want to explore and discover everything around them with eager enthusiasm. Children are not mini-adults. They have big emotions and do not always know how to control them.

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Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy – for your child

By |July 25th, 2021|Categories: Children's Corner|Tags: |

The brain processes sensory information so that it can be used for learning, emotions and behaviour. Currently used in occupational therapy practice and applied in paediatrics and childhood education, this approach is known as Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI®).

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