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What parents can do to make a child’s chronic illness easier

Alina Morawska, The University of Queensland and Amy Mitchell, The University of Queensland

http://http://theconversation.com/what-parents-can-do-to-make-a-childs-chronic-illness-easier-41359

When a child’s wellbeing depends on vigilant monitoring and consistent medical attention, the everyday anxiety and stress that all parents deal with is made worse by the fact that failing to keep up with treatment can be a matter of life and death. read more

Helping All Kids to Thrive and Reach their Full Potential

Fiona McIntosh, mum and optimistic change-maker

In the early 80s, in a mainstream school, my younger brother was often in time-out spaces as early as kindergarten. Throughout his childhood he was labelled as a problem child. Often excluded socially and wanting so desperately to belong, he gravitated to the wrong crowd. It wasn’t until he left school and after brushes with the law, that he was assessed as having a borderline intellectual disability and mental health issues.
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Are mixed-grade classes any better or worse for learning?

Often when students are placed in a composite or multi-age class, parents of the younger children worry they won’t be able to keep up. Parents of the older children worry their advanced needs won’t be met.

However, before deciding whether mixed-grade classes are “good” or “bad” for your child, first we have to establish what it is you want out of school – is it the best academic achievement, a focus on social-emotional development, a strong friendship grou read more

Why don’t all kids do well at school?

The new school year has just begun. Parents may be feeling nervous about sending their children off to school. What if they don’t like school? What if school doesn’t like them? What if they don’t do well? Who is to blame? If a child doesn’t do well at school, whose fault is it? Is it more info read more

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What parents can do to make a child’s chronic illness easier

Alina Morawska, The University of Queensland and Amy Mitchell, The University of Queensland

http://http://theconversation.com/what-parents-can-do-to-make-a-childs-chronic-illness-easier-41359

When a child’s wellbeing depends on vigilant monitoring and consistent medical attention, the everyday anxiety and stress that all parents deal with is made worse by the fact that failing to keep up with treatment can be a matter of life and death. read more

Helping All Kids to Thrive and Reach their Full Potential

Fiona McIntosh, mum and optimistic change-maker

In the early 80s, in a mainstream school, my younger brother was often in time-out spaces as early as kindergarten. Throughout his childhood he was labelled as a problem child. Often excluded socially and wanting so desperately to belong, he gravitated to the wrong crowd. It wasn’t until he left school and after brushes with the law, that he was assessed as having a borderline intellectual disability and mental health issues.
read more

Are mixed-grade classes any better or worse for learning?

Often when students are placed in a composite or multi-age class, parents of the younger children worry they won’t be able to keep up. Parents of the older children worry their advanced needs won’t be met.

However, before deciding whether mixed-grade classes are “good” or “bad” for your child, first we have to establish what it is you want out of school – is it the best academic achievement, a focus on social-emotional development, a strong friendship grou read more

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Hi cm’s! Do you have a christmas light display you would like to let others know about? Perhaps you have seen a great display others should know about? read more.

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