Whenever someone in our whānau, especially our kids, face setbacks or difficult times, resilience is what can help them bounce back.
Most of us are born with a certain level of resilience. Just think of when your kid was a baby learning to walk. They persevered despite many wobbles, falls and tears. The resilience factor is getting back up, despite the set backs and eventually learning to walk.
However, when life throws up bigger challenges, kids can find it hard to tap into the resilience that drove them to learn to walk or ride a bike when they were younger.
There’s no disputing it – self-isolation is hard.
You’re doing your (very important) part to stamp out Covid-19. But it can be hard to stay positive when it feels like you’re stuck in Groundhog Day and juggling the stresses of work, home schooling and spending 24/7 with your bubble. To help get you and your whānau through in one piece, we’ve put together a list of useful strategies.
While we are thankful there are no full scale lockdowns, self-isolation can still throw up major challenges. Once again, you're back to being a parent and teacher on top of your job and being with your household 24/7.
With this in mind, the Kidz Therapy team has been in touch with mental health and wellbeing experts from around the country and we’ve gathered a range of resources to assist your whānau through these tough times.
Kidz Therapy is closed for face to face appointments during Covid Alert Levels 3 and 4. Here’s all the information you need to know about how we operate and the various Covid-19 Alert Levels.
We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our clients and employees. Kidz Therapy follows all government guidelines for Covid-19 responses. Please see below for further information on how Kidz Therapy clients are affected at each alert level.
It began as a response to a plea from the Howard League, an organisation which has been responsible for establishing programmes for prisoners to assist them with learning, training for employment and physical activities such as yoga. An established literacy programme is in place and, although I have considerable experience in literacy and phonological awareness, I wanted to devise a programme which extended their language development.
This article explores the dangers of unlimited screen time and internet access for young children. It also includes tips for parents who would like to ensure their child's online environment is a space space.
Written by Marie Kelly and publised in the Hyperexpress ADHD Newsletter September 2018
Why is it that some children can read fluently, yet when you ask them to retell the essence of the story or you ask them a direct question, they look at you blankly? Parents often wonder what they can do to help their children understand stories. We explore the key aspects of comprehension-building.