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Meltdowns? Tips for Little Talkers Tantrums

Meltdowns? Tips for Little Talkers Tantrums

Children will get angry.Children will get upset.Children will get frustratedChildren will have tantrums!As parents, we accept these home truths about our little darlings, and ride out the storm when it occurs (www.madeformums.com has some useful advice for toddler tantrums!). But when your child doesn’t have the language skills … Read More
A sticky subject - Glue Ear!

A sticky subject - Glue Ear!

What is glue ear?You may have heard teachers or other professionals use the term ‘glue ear’, however unless your child has had a diagnosis, it is unlikely that anyone has spoken to you about it at length, told you the warning signs and given you information on what to … Read More
Is silence always golden? Not speaking by 2 years old - late talkers, should you be worried?

Is silence always golden? Not speaking by 2 years old - late talkers, should you be worried?

Late talkersEinstein famously didn’t start talking until he was 3 years old. Other famous late talkers include mathematical genius Ramanujan, a nobel prize winner (Gary Becker), a US talk show host (G. Gordon Liddy) and even Mussolini. Although research papers have used slightly different criteria (in terms of amount … Read More
The Praise Craze - does praise encourage the right behaviour?

The Praise Craze - does praise encourage the right behaviour?

When children are learning a new skill, be it learning to walk, riding a bike or learning to talk, adults have a very important role. This role is perceived differently depending on what country you come from or what your cultural references are. For example, in China and in … Read More
A Fascination with Language Acquisition

A Fascination with Language Acquisition

My love affair with language acquisition started to hot up when I was 16. Instead of taking English Literature A’ Level I took English Language. The careers officer told me that if I was interested in journalism (I was) as a career that this would be the more relevant … Read More

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