The ability to plan and regulate ourselves is fundamental to being effective in society. This includes timing our tasks when we complete a job, applying for roles in a new company, and managing how we respond whenever issues arise that we are not happy with. These competencies all come under the banner of 'executive function", […]
Being a parent comes with many challenges and issues to get on top of. This can be particularly true when your child starts school, especially if they have specific learning or thinking differences. These differences may make it tricky for them to manage their behavior in school successfully, and they could see themselves getting into […]
Much like other mammals, a significant part of how people communicate is through unspoken interactions and behaviors. Using our body language and behavior, you can ‘sync up’ with the other persona and engage in meaningful communication. From catching up with an old friend to a serious meeting with a supervisor, social cues provide insight into […]
Trauma is not a one-size-fits-all issue. As a teacher, you are likely to encounter students suffering from trauma for various reasons. Every student is unique, and so is their trauma. It’s important to fully understand what trauma is and how it can impact how your students behave and learn. Below, we’ll explore how trauma can […]
When you're working in education, boosting the positive attributes of your students is one of the most important things you can do. Teaching course content is a good start, but improving students’ soft skills means that they make the most of your teaching wherever possible. These skills include problem-solving, communication, and memory. Learn more about […]
More kids in the US are being identified as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In 2022, 1 in 44 children, or 2.3%, were identified as having ASD, an increase from 1 in 54 in 2020. Growing awareness and identification of autism means it's even more important for parents to understand the condition and how to […]
Mental health disorders in children are generally defined as delays or disruptions to their development. They can occur for several reasons and affect their thinking, behaviors, social skills, and ability to regulate emotions; if you work in childcare or are near children regularly, you must understand these disorders, how to approach them, and what to […]
When infants and toddlers need additional support with their development, you'll get an Individualized Family Service Plan, also known as an IFSP. Hundreds of thousands of children throughout the USA receive early intervention services each year, and the program is set to expand even further. It can be daunting if your child needs additional support […]
At the important age of 2, you’ll begin to see major and regular changes in your child. Your baby is finally starting to develop into a little person of their own, wanting to explore and learn about the world more. This is a big year of play and discovery for your 2-year-old, so it is […]