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Healing the Wounds: How to Deal with Nervous System Deregulation

Children are meant to be happy and energetic; exploring their surroundings, asking lots of questions, playing (and occasionally fighting) with other children… It’s all part of learning to interact and develop social relationships with other people and regulate themselves. But why is it that some children find it harder than others to engage socially? Why

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Grow Yourself To Grow Your Child

How Our Own Early Life Experiences Affect Our Response To Stress And Parenting Your childhood experiences have shaped you into what you are today, but they have also created behavioural patterns that you might not be aware of. That’s all the more true for those who have been exposed to acute stress or traumatic events

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Using ‘The Hand Model of the Brain’ to Explain our Reaction to Stress

Dr. Daniel Siegel’s hand model of the brain allows us to picture our brain structure and understand why it’s difficult to control our reactions when we’re overwhelmed with strong emotions, especially stress. Due to developmental factors, children are more susceptible to stress. The hand model of the brain helps them imagine what’s happening inside their

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How to stay connected to students during Covid

How Teachers and Students Can Stay Connected During Coronavirus Closures

The world is in turmoil. Many countries have implemented lockdown measures to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus and protect the most vulnerable members of their communities. These measures include shutting down most schools in Australia.  So, just like millions of people worldwide, students are experiencing radical and unprecedented changes in their lives. They

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Prioritising Self-Care as a Parent

Prioritising Self-Care as a Parent (Especially Now!)

Having children is probably the most rewarding, yet demanding experience one can go through. Being a parent is certainly a rollercoaster of mixed emotions! From the positive feelings when your child speaks their first words, falls asleep in your arms, makes their first steps, starts school, smothers you with hugs and “I love yous”, to

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