Praise That Packs a Punch

How do you reward your kids in your house? In our house we use a variety of things. There are informal methods, such as verbal praise or high 5s for...

Guaranteeing Early Schooling Success

I remember vividly our first son’s first day of school. In true Susie-fashion, we were late! I was so flustered I barely kissed my son goodbye, then sat...

About A Boy

There are lots of stereotypes about boys. Here are some I’ve heard: they love all things transport and weaponry, they’re active, they’re noisy, they’re risk-takers, they’re cuddly, they...

Is Your Child Ready for School?

I must admit, I didn’t prepare much at all when our first son started school. I wanted to be that laid-back parent, who let my child be a...

Getting off the Treatment Treadmill – Part 3

Do you feel like mice on a treadmill when you get out your Speech Therapy homework? Lack of progress in therapy is often caused by lack of practice,...

Active Speech Therapy

In my first "Getting Off the Treatment Treadmill" post, I shared with you some general tips to fix up some common problems with therapy homework: eg. tasks being...

Getting off the Treatment Treadmill: Part 1

Do you and your child feel like you're on a Speech Therapy treadmill? This 3-part series is all about how to make speech therapy fun and motivating -...