Why the after school meltdowns?!
Many of the children I see in my clinic struggle with managing big emotions. Mum and Dad are often tearing their hair out because their child will appear to be coping well at school, but as soon as they get home it is world war three. So what's the deal with that?
Fine motor fun
Children in kindergarten and pre-primary are often referred to occupational therapists for fine motor issues. Pencil grasp is one of those issues, as well as difficulty using scissors or colouring. Self-care activities like dressing (buttons, zips), and turning taps on and off for hand washing...
Practical sleep tips
Do you dread the evenings instead of looking forward to a few relaxing, child-free moments? Do you feel like you’re going into battle as soon as you say it’s bed time? Read on for some occupational therapy tips for helping your little one sleep more soundly.
Simple strategies for teaching new skills
I learned to tie my shoes a long, long time ago! I’m sure you did too. I bet you haven’t even thought about all the different ways to teach a child to get dressed! (Or maybe you have, and that’s why you’re reading this blog!)
Tips for managing end of year burnout
Are your kids frazzled and their little brains fried after a huge year at school? Maybe you are feeling the same way? Read on for some simple ideas and tips to help ease the end of year blues...
Amazing, resilient, patient, strong, parents! So many times you come into the clinic with a heaviness, something that is more than tired, because sleep probably won’t help much. I wish you could see how great you are, and that this could lift your spirit just a little...