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Children remember how we treat them

  A letter saying 'sorry'.                                                                                     Dear Niece, I am writing to you about …
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Workshop for parents in Nambour 2018

A book for parents I can't help but think that the book 'The Whole-Brain Child' will be a great help for many parents. I really love the way the authors have presented their strategies for parents who are emotionally focused (right brain) and also parents who are more focused on creating solutions (left brain). That…
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Bobbi’s Cat

In 2017 I moved Swing High Counselling for Children from the Palmwoods village a few streets down to my home address 5 Bush Tree Crt. Little did I realise that my young clients would enjoy the company of my cat, Lynx. We inherited Lynx from my daughter when she went overseas. Lynx was a stray…
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How Play Therapy helps children develop confidence -Part B

Self-efficacy/confidence We all need self-efficacy to cope in life. Self-efficacy is a belief that we are able to perform in ways that will help meet our needs. For example, children with high self-efficacy believe they have many ways to help themselves to learn something new, even if they run into a snag. They are motivated…
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Listening between you and your child

Listening to children Life can so much fun with children when I listen. With my own children and grandchildren listening to their jokes, and their stories, and their adventures, and their sweet words of love and affection brings me so much joy and delight. Listening with my ears, my eyes, my body and my senses…
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Building confidence in your child through play

Play is vital for children Of course we all know that children play. Children's play is one of the most important developmental inputs they will ever have. Hard to believe? When I ask my five year old granddaughter what she would like to do, she always says "Play". She doesn't know that she is developing…
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