What can I expect from my child?

Many parents have enquired about what their child should be doing at their age after reading our last blog.  Here are some examples and ways to support your child to be self-independent:  Note: This is not an exhaustive list but a general guideline of skills and tasks.    At 12 months old, your child can:  …

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Why is it important for your child to be self independent?

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”       – Benjamin Franklin It is in every parent’s nature to care for and support their children through their development. In a busy modern household, it seems easier to step in and do it for your child. However, research…

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My child is ready for toilet training, what do I do now? 

Toilet timing is a way to toilet train children.  It’s a technique we use to encourage your child to go to the toilet periodically throughout the day.   Firstly, you need to work out what times of the day your child toilets. It may help to keep a diary of when your child’s nappy is wet or…

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What do Trains, Dinosaurs and Christmas all have in common?

Photo from: imgur.com   Trains, Dinosaurs and Christmas are all examples of obsessions or restricted interests of children we have worked with. Having restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, or activities is part of the DSM-V diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Parents often ask us “What do we do about our children’s obsession? Do we…

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