Tag: child development

  • An Introduction to Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders in Children
    An Introduction to Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders in Children
    Anxious about your child’s anxiety? Clinical Mental Health Counselor Alexandra Schuur walks us through how anxiety may present in children, how to spot it, and steps we can take as parents to help them.By Alexandra SchuurAnxiety in children has long been a hot topic in the mental health world. Over the last decade, parents might […]
  • Lessons I’ve Learned as a Special Needs Parent
    Lessons I’ve Learned as a Special Needs Parent
    Tarat, proud mom to Alexis, reflects on the lessons that becoming a parent to a child with cerebral palsy has taught her. By Tarat ChuttongBad news kept coming out of the doctor’s mouth during our 21 week ultrasound. I heard what she was saying and kept telling myself there must be another explanation as to why […]
  • Head Shape Deformities in Babies
    Head Shape Deformities in Babies
    Does your baby have a flat or misshapen head? Pediatric Occupational Therapist Sarah explains how to identify a positional head shape deformity and what to do about it.By Sarah RussellSince placing babies on their backs to sleep was introduced through the ‘Safe to Sleep’1 initiative, positional head shape deformities have become more common.2  What is positional […]
  • Easy Hacks for Purposeful Playtime
    Easy Hacks for Purposeful Playtime
    Early years teacher Jessie shares some simple ideas for home-based activities that are low cost, quick to set up, and a lot of fun for young children.By Jessie KanchanI love spending time with kids; it’s how I choose to spend my days. I’m excited to explore and discover various things with them. Most of all, […]
  • Starting School During the Pandemic
    Starting School During the Pandemic
    Nursery teacher Michaela Reid shares with us how parents and teachers can help preschoolers starting school for the first time since the Covid-19 crisis have a smoother, happier transition from their homes to their new classrooms in the coming year.By Michaela ReidWhen I think of new beginnings, the first experience which springs to mind is […]
  • Help! My Baby Dislikes Tummy Time
    Help! My Baby Dislikes Tummy Time
    Sarah Russell, a paediatric occupational therapist, discusses why tummy time is important for your baby, and how to make it more fun and rewarding for them.By Sarah RussellFrom those early days as a newborn to when they start crawling and sitting, tummy time is an important play position for your little ones. Playing on their […]