These 5 basic concepts are essential for early school success!

By Sabina Pyne, Youthrive Speech Pathologist Your child’s understanding of basic concepts is important for their success at school and it’s easy to help them develop these skills at home!   What are the basic concepts? Basic concepts are words… Continue Reading >

Is my child ready to walk to school?

By Youthrive Clinical Psychologists   It’s natural that we want to make sure our children arrive safely at school. While it’s never easy saying goodbye to routine school drop-offs, is it time to give your children extra freedom and responsibility… Continue Reading >

How parents can help their kids learn better at home

There’s no denying it: getting your child to sit down and focus on learning at home can be a challenge. If you’re not careful, the idea of sitting down to more work turns home learning into ‘just another chore’ in… Continue Reading >

How technology can help educate kids

While there is a lot of stigma around screen time for children having a negative impact on their learning, it is absolutely undeniable that technology is an integral part of our society and vastly embedded into our culture. According to Youthrive Speech Pathologist, Freeda… Continue Reading >

How to help your child learn to ride a bike

Bike riding is a popular and favourite activity for many children in Australia.  Riding a bike enables children to play and get around with their friends, experience independence (for example when riding to school or the shops by themselves for… Continue Reading >

Helping Your Child Write

One thing I often hear as a teacher is the difficulty of getting reluctant writers to write. Unfortunately, despite all the advances in technology, writing is still a very important skill to learn, however, for our children, writing isn’t as… Continue Reading >

Learning to trust what it is that your baby is telling you.

When I listen to babies and tune into their thoughts, I am often surprised by their level of awareness. I verbalise to the parents what it is that I pick up, often confirming what it is that the baby is… Continue Reading >

Twins Need their Own Identity

 Having your own identity is very important. Fancy being an identical twin and always being mistaken as your sister or compared to her? I have identical twins who are striving to be their own person, but still want to be… Continue Reading >

Top Tips for Coping with VCE (Study and Exams)

A time of high stress for most of our Teens (and their families) whilst we all learn to balance and manage the physical, emotional and intellectual changes that can occur at this time (think puberty). The good news is that… Continue Reading >

Minecraft is Educational

My girls were studying deserts and sustainability at school. One part of their assignment was to create a model and do a speech about how people can live in the desert. One kid created a model from clay with a… Continue Reading >