Get a routine Going and save your Sanity



  So school is back, daycare and kindy are back and the extra curricular activities have started. Now before you start to feel like you are scrambling, you need to find the time to sit and make a routine. I …
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High Expectations



My 13-year-old puts so much pressure on herself to do well at school, and her after school activities, that I’m concerned what will happen when she doesn’t get an A (or B) in her report card or doesn’t excel at …
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Just who’s responsibility is it really for kids homework?



The Education issue My mum would make me go back to the school to pick up my homework…  Just who’s responsibility is it really for kids homework? Just the other day, while having a 20 minute coffee break in a …
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Getting a child Prep ready



  Sending your child off to start their first year of school can certainly be a little daunting. Don’t worry though, most kids will be absolutely fine. Some schools send out Prep Readiness Guidelines, this can be a tad intimidating …
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How to Help Kids with Homework



  Parents the world over are so familiar the afternoon homework sigh! Now, that can be both kids and parents sighing… it can certainly be a drama or just part of the routine. So how can you as a parent …
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After School Crankiness



My 5-yr old is in Prep and really enjoying it.  According to her teacher, she is a model student.  She never steps out of line and does well academically.  When she gets home in the afternoon however, things are so …
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Ready for Prep or Not



Question – I am thinking of keeping my kindy child in kindy rather than advance to Prep. I feel my son is not ready for Prep although his kindy teacher thinks he is. My son was born just three weeks …
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QLD prep eligibility entry age changes



Kim Stephens – Brisbane Times – 14/01/15 As many as 5000 Queensland four-year-olds could potentially bypass kindergarten and enrol in prep this year, after an abrupt change to prep and kindergarten eligibility requirements. The Department of Education, Training and Employment announced …
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How to tell if your child has a speech or language impairment



Written by :  Elise Baker – Speech Language Pathologist and Lecturer, Discipline of Speech Pathology at University of Sydney &   Natalie Munro – Speech language pathologist & Lecturer at University of Sydney  Babies are born communicating. Their cries and coos speak …
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The pre-handwriting skills your preschooler needs



This article was written for Kidspot by Nicole Madigan with additional information from Babysmiles – Nicole Pierotti  One of the first things our children learn at school is how to write, but there’s no need to wait till they start school …
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