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Answering tricky questions!

Answering tricky questions is just part of the parenting gig! My personal philosophy is to be truthful, which has its challenges and really relies on words being chosen carefully. Here’s a taste of some dialogue between me and my four year old in recent times – no doubt many parents/ carers (and …

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People cannot understand my child?!

You may be a parent who finds themselves constantly translating to others, what your child is saying. Should you be concerned? Your child may be getting frustrated at not being able to get their message across. When is this a problem? Some children can be difficult to understand when in …

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Communication – What to expect from Birth to 12 months

Communication development in the first twelve months is always exciting, as you experience your little one becoming more and more responsive as each month rolls around. So what can you expect to observe in the first year? Receptive Language (Understanding of Language) Birth                      * Learning of language begins at birth …

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Thumb sucking Sucks!

“I can’t get my child to stop!”  so many exasperated parents proclaim. As a Speech Pathologist my work entails looking at the physical features of  the mouth, inside and out; and a super common feature i observe when it comes to children’s teeth is an over jet of the teeth, where …

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My child CHOOSES not to speak!

My daughter is happy to talk at home, but NOT at many OTHER PLACES or with MANY OTHER PEOPLE! Going back a couple of years, my two year old was a very confident, outgoing little girl; who loved singing, dancing and storytelling. From a parent point of view; I had …

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Marvellous Maestros

I love giving instruments as gifts to younger children – the parents often roll their eyes at me, with a half-hearted ‘thanks’ as they imagine the “noise” that will soon descend upon them… But hey, it will keep the kids busy, and even busier and more fun, if you can …

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The Sickness Cycle!

OMG! Does your childcare centre feel like your charity??!! Wishing you could accrue frequent flyer points whenever you visit your GP? I certainly would have accrued two around the world trips this year! THE CYCLE: Child One sick for a few days – improvement begins – sleep improves for all …

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The amazing body…

Have you ever stopped to think how amazing our bodies are? I have certainly appreciated this so much more in completing day to day activities as a mum… Let me paint the picture of the typical – grand entry – i make from the local shops with three little ones. …

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Me Dates xx

My goodness once you have kids, you really need to make sure you pull away and take time for you! I am not saying anything new am i? But how on earth do you take that first step? There are a gazillion things to do; and a gazillion excuses why …

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Manic Mornings – Laugh or Cry?

Personal and borrowed from friends; laugh or cry moments! TOP 5 1)      You are already running late; only to hastily start the car and have the “fuel empty” indicator glare at you. 2)      You are dressed and set to go in the morning; only to have your child touch you …

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