4 things you can do to help your child's social development

As a parent I am always hearing concerns from other parents in regards to their child’s social skills. This may be worries before they start school; as well as concerns that their children are displaying or picking up difficult social behaviours from other children once they commence kindy or school. So here are 4 ways to help develop your child’s social skills and ensure they will cope better in social situations:

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Hayley Willis
4 things i can do to help my child's Social Skills

As a parent I am always hearing concerns from other parents in regards to their child’s social skills. This may be worries before they start school; as well as concerns that their children are displaying or picking up difficult social behaviours from other children once they commence kindy or school. So here are 4 ways to help develop your child’s social skills and ensure they will cope better in social situations:

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3 ways you might unknowingly be hindering your child's resilience

As a mum; I am always worrying about my child’s social and emotional skills. We all want the best for our children, and hope for them to be able to adapt when they start school, show grit and determination through the troubling teens, and become a successful and valuable member of society one day (man the things mums think and worry about!). But life is busy and the days are short and so despite our best efforts to build our children up; sometimes we unknowingly cut them down and hinder their development of resilience.

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My Child's Speech is Delayed... so why might they need OT?

A large amount of clients in my career have come through referrals from a speech pathologist. Parents and teachers have picked up on the obvious speech concerns and hence they have traipsed off to the local speech pathologist to get some assistance; only to be referred on. So, how can Occupational Therapy assist in the development of speech?

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