When Homework Time Becomes a Nightmare

By | 1 October 2019|Unclassified|

Summer has already come to an end and school’s daily routine is back in full force.Trying to get our cranky kids ready in the morning, making healthy lunches and snacks, bringing our child to school as he screams all along the ride, picking our child from school who is crying from exhaustion…what a joy (note [...]

Everyday Tools to Work on Social Skills

By | 18 September 2019|Child Development|

As a mother of five, managing conflicts and emotions has become a big part of my daily chores. I appreciate tools that help my children become more autonomous in dealing with their emotions and in dealing with conflicts. I recently received two posters and am so happy that I brought them into my home!   [...]

4 Strategies to Prevent Opposition

By | 11 September 2019|Child Development|

Kids can be very colorful at times and keep us on our toes. We could even think that they are purposely putting us to the test, which is not the case obviously. When we experience a rougher patch with them. Nonetheless, it's important to know where these behaviours and reactions originate from in order to [...]

Imperfect

By | 22 October 2018|Other|

My friends from fdmt told me « Marie we dont’t have a specific theme. You can write about ADD/ADHD, oppositional disorder, school achievement or anything else. » That is when I remembered a French quote from Marc Lévy that I read a couple of months ago. This is it, freely translated. “We can blame our childhood, blame [...]

Back to High School Tips

By | 3 August 2018|Other|

26 years of high school education! Whew ... so many students encountered! So, when I was asked to write about “back to school”, I thought, "No problem". But how to tackle a subject that is on the front page of almost every newspaper each August? How not to fall into the known generalities or to [...]

Last Stretch

By | 3 May 2018|Other|

So here we are! The March break, spring time change, holiday and egg hunt, all of it is behind us now. Which also means we are in the last stretch of this beautiful 2017-2018 school year. Ok, I can hear some parents say: beautiful school year!!!  Well well, where does Marie get that… Beautiful year… [...]

Autism – When the news is first given…

By | 18 April 2018|Special Needs|

When we notice that our little one shows behaviours that are different from those we can observe in a cousin or a daycare friend of the same age, it sets off an internal alarm. What if our precious bundle was not normal? What if it was something that will follow him through his whole life. [...]

Are you familiar with the semi-flexible class?

By | 12 March 2018|Help with Homework|

The flexible class concept is now spreading in Quebec and many schools that have not adopted it yet are questioning themselves. Is this a passing fad? Does it really work ? Should I have a « Pinterest » format flexible class ? There are different concepts attached to the flexible class, including reducing children’s inactivity. It is demonstrated that [...]

Flexible Seating

By | 2 March 2018|Help with Homework|

The Flexible Seating or Flexible Class is a popular topic these days in the Quebec schools. Since our team of ergotherapists receive lots of question on the subject we decided to write an article. What’s Flexible Seating? Flexible Seating seems to be a new and rapidly growing trend. To further specify, Flexible Seating suggests to [...]

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