How can I help my child understand their diagnosis?

By |2021-04-14T23:22:16-04:0014 April 2021|Child Development, Special Needs|

Does your child have difficulties every day? Have they been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder? Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity? Dyspraxia? Do they exhibit anxious behaviors? It is never easy to bring up the subject of difference with our children. For our bilingual readers, here are our favorite resources to help you discuss [...]

manimo: the sensory tool with scientifically proven benefits

By |2021-04-07T09:56:35-04:006 April 2021|Child Development, Other|

More than a comforting plush, manimo has become an essential sensory tool for thousands of people! Here are some scientifically proven benefits. ZOOM on Scientific Tests fdmt appointed a specialized firm to perform a biometric and behavioral study. This study allowed us to measure the emotional and cognitive effects of manimo on children, adults and [...]

Why working from home and posture don’t always go hand in hand

By |2021-03-30T17:13:21-04:0030 March 2021|Other|

The arrival of COVID-19 has profoundly changed our habits, especially with the huge introduction of working from home. Unfortunately, spending a lengthy amount of time in front of a screen can have negative consequences: muscle pain and stiffness, reduced motivation, reduced energy level, etc. Here are some tips to get you better! A little theory: [...]

5 essential ways to stimulate language

By |2021-03-17T22:31:47-04:0017 March 2021|Child Development, Physical Activity|

Let’s say it right off the bat - the best times to stimulate your child's language are through everyday activities! Why? Because these are moments that happen throughout the day and the words used are the most necessary ones for daily functioning! Also, including language stimulation naturally throughout the day is easier than planning recurring [...]

Conflicts between brothers and sisters: how do we overcome them?

By |2021-03-10T13:43:13-05:0010 March 2021|Child Development, Unclassified|

Catherine and Maxime are exasperated! Their 2 boys are constantly arguing. If it’s not the youngest stealing the other one’s toy, then it’s a fight that ends in tears. The parents are tired of intervening and playing referee. First of all, it’s important to know that conflicts are normal and inevitable. They support a child [...]

Successful Inclusion

By |2021-03-03T12:18:38-05:003 March 2021|Child Development, Special Needs|

In day care centers, special attention is often required for the inclusion of children with special needs. Even with the best of intentions, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. I will share with you my little tips so that children and educators can experience successful inclusion! 1. Have a good understanding [...]

Screen time: how do I set limits for my child?

By |2021-02-24T10:37:07-05:0017 February 2021|Child Development, Other, Physical Activity|

Every day, managing screen time for children and adolescents is a challenge! However, with the pandemic and reduction (or even the absence!!) of social and sports activities, screen time is increasing dramatically! Many parents no longer know how to deal with this issue. How much time should be allowed? Should we give the child free [...]