Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Traditions are recurring things that a family does: a set or behaviours and routines that have special meanings within a household. They may seem quaint or even silly, but they have a real usefulness. Even if you don’t realise it, your family will already have some...
The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels – our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of...
Board Games

Board Games

Board games are not just a way to pass the time on a wet day during a power cut. They’re a rich, almost unsurpassed learning opportunity. Consider the very old and well-known game snakes and ladders (alternatively called chutes and ladders). Sit down with your...
Night Terrors

Night Terrors

Having a child who experiences night terrors can be extremely frightening for a parent. But, it won’t bother the child. In the morning, they won’t remember the episode! Night terrors are a type of sleep disturbance –  a partial awakening from a deep, non-dream...