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Children’s work is to play

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Education blog|

On the 1st of May, countries worldwide celebrated Worker’s Day. This public holiday was first introduced in 1891 and South Africa has been joining in since 1994. This annual “day off”, also known as May [...]

Why parents need Sensory Intelligence®

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Education blog, General Blog|

I have been working as an occupational therapist in a clinical setting for the past 20 years. Although the hands-on part of my work involves individual therapy with children, I have learnt over the years [...]

Teaching in a pressure cooker

By | February 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog general, Education blog|

In this beautiful country we love to call home, we too often see the destructive consequences of prolonged stress and bottled up emotions: High frustration levels Anxiety Passive-aggressive behaviour Violence It saddens me to realize [...]

Mama (In)sanity: Self-regulation to stay sane

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Education blog, General Blog|

In the eye of the storm Today was my 6-year old's hair-grooming day.  He has a sensitive sensory profile, and the cutting of his hair resulted in tactile discomfort. He generally finds it hard not [...]

Love like Papa Smurf

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog general, Education blog|

As a youngster growing up in the 80’ies, I loved watching The Smurfs on TV. We were allowed only a limited amount of screen time, so you had to prioritise… and The Smurfs always made [...]

Keep it calm during exam time

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Education blog, General Blog|

The end of the year is synonymous with exam time. Whether a child is in grade 4 or in grade 12, exam stress is very real and very common. Children are under great pressure to [...]