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Posts tagged with ‘Children’

  • Coping with the Holiday Season / Christmas Stress

    By Reception on December 11, 2017
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    Christmas is typically one of the more stressful events of the year. The expense of buying gifts, the pressure of last minute shopping, and the heightened expectations of family togetherness can all combine to undermine our best intentions. The following practical suggestions may help reduce your levels of stress. BUDGETING FOR CHRISTMAS For many of us, the Christmas aftermath includes […]
  • Digital addiction- It’s a thing!

    By Reception on October 17, 2017
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    In the last few decades, the Internet, as well as the technology and applications available on mobile phones, are useful tools that have changed everything about the way people communicate and entertain themselves. It is almost impossible to work and have relationships in today’s society without some type of access to the Internet. With this convenience and list of activities […]
  • Mindful Parenting – How being present is the best gift

    By Reception on May 11, 2017
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    Its dark outside the dinner and dishes are done and with little bodies all warmly dressed in PJ’s. I can see the finish line in sight…. Just then my daughter would ask to play one more game or read that bedtime story again. Agreeing to the task I would often skip a few pages to hurry the process and with […]
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

    By Rachael Willis on April 11, 2017
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    What Is Autism (ASD)? Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects, among other things, the way an individual relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people. The month of April is Autism Awareness month and to support the cause we wanted to share a helpful guide to understanding ASD and ways to support this disorder […]
  • ASD Friendly Classrooms

    By Reception on January 27, 2017
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    Getting the New Teaching Year off to a Good Start It can take a lot of energy and planning to get each student off to a good start for a new school year.  For teaching staff setting up a classroom for students with ASD can be even more overwhelming. There are a number of specific areas that need to be […]
  • Let’s help our kids deal with big emotions

    By Reception on January 25, 2017
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    JUST BREATH… A beautiful short film from filmmakers Julie Bayer Salzman and Josh Salzman titled “Just Breathe” depicts how children’s emotions affect them and how they physically feel, and how to calm down their bodies and mind by taking deep breaths. A tool which is helpful to children and adults alike… Take a deep breath and WATCH NOW>>> FilmakerJulie Bayer […]
  • Is my child ready for school?

    By Rachael Willis on January 13, 2017
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    Starting school is an important step in a young child’s life and ‘Is my child ready for school?’ is a question asked by many parents. In Victoria, your child must turn five before the 30th of April in the year they start school. Research suggests that most children should not start school early, even if they are smarter than average. This is because they may not […]
  • Year 12: Managing Exam Stress

    By Rachael Willis on November 3, 2016
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    This week the team at Pure Empowerment is sending best wishes to all the Year 12 students (and parents of students) with the preparation and sitting of the VCE exams. Each year more than 220,000 students go through their year 12 exams, in what can be the most stressful time of their school years. That’s why we’re pleased to share […]
  • Should meditation be taught in schools?

    By Reception on May 12, 2016
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    New research in the fields of Psychology, education and neuroscience shows teaching meditation in schools is having positive effects on students’ well-being, social skills and academic skills. A video from The University of Melbourne’s Professor Lea Waters has just been released, which discusses a view on the importance of teaching mindfulness meditation in schools. It’s a visual explanation of a […]
  • Build life skills for children – 5 ways to help your kids meditate

    By Reception on August 18, 2016
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    Latham Thomas, Founder of Mama Glow shows it’s easier than you think to help children to be mindful and meditate. “Meditations for kids is a really fantastic foundation for life tools that will help your children really flourish. We always think that getting a two-year-old or four-year-old to sit still seems like an impossible feat. But creating a space where […]