#Resource Diary Entry 18: Supporting Army Families #apscongress #mentalhealth #familysupport #veterans

I came across this organisation today at the APS Congress. I am looking forward to go through more of the resources. My doctorate thesis project was on risk and protective factors to school adaptation for children living in army families compared to non-families. I…

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Hey! we are at #18 but 3ppsychologies is going on route for a few days for the Australian Psychology Society Congress in Sydney. I will definitely keep everyone posted with resources and ideas I come across at this conference. The sun is shining in…

#Resource Diary Entry 17: #comicstrips #socialskills #support

Comic strips are a great way to explore social situations with children and young people. It helps create stories in a structured way, elicit emotions and also explore situations that have taken place. Different scenarios can be built as well as exploring helpful skills…

#Resource Diary Entry 16: #TransitiontoSchool #family #school

Term 4 Coming up…Are children ready to make a move to primary school? This book provides lots of supportive materials and reflections about transition to primary school. It contains a number of possible interviews schedules for parents and teachers and pertinent information about transition….

#Resource Diary Entry 15: #WhatEveryParentNeedstoKnow #parenting #support #childdevelopment

Parents often come to a consultation asking about different tips and strategies, or are thinking of specific parenting dilemmas such as how to handle a tantrum, behaviour, how to manage bedtime routines and co-sleeping. As a parent myself, I have often wondered about these…

#Resource Diary Entry 14: #Positivediscipline #parenting #problemsolving

Children can be demanding and requiring lots of patience, particularly during a holiday period when routines are not so rigid. Holidays are coming up. Courage! When I came across this poster, I thought it reflected well some positive parenting practices. I particularly like the…

#Resource Diary Entry 13: #Heywarrior #Heyawesome #anxiety #positivemindset

Hey Warrior is such a great resource! The books presents in a scientific way what anxiety can do to the brain and body. Children really like the factual information about the brain and impact on their bodies when experiencing anxieties. It offers to children…

#Resource Diary Entry 12: Exploring #Feelings #allchildren #autism

This book explores 6 different feelings and provides a workbook approach to identify and work through feeling intensity using a Big, Medium and Little framework. For each feeling, on one page, ‘things that make me feel (emotion)’ are outlined using the intensity framework. It…

#Resource Diary Entry 11: Monsters Inside #behaviour #strategies #mindfulness

This story explores situations when a child may feel more angry and/or feeling are bubbling. It explores these situations and then offers ways to help. Deep breathing and a calming activity (wriggling toes and fingers) are strategies offered as part of a short song/riddle….

#Resource Diary Entry 10: Problems with #Sleep #sleepdifficulties #support #parents

This book explores problems with sleep and guidance to help children overcome these difficulties. It gives ideas for parents and practitioners to open conversations about sleep associated themes such as fears, anxieties, as well as sleep hygiene routines and habits. The book is designed…