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Talking about tragedy with children

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

This article as initially published by National Association of School Psychologists (USA) Whenever a national tragedy occurs, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, children, like many people, may be confused or frightened. Most likely they will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children cope first […]

Children and Gratitude

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

This post was produced by Quirky Kid and first published at the Essential Kids website Gratitude is a positive way of thinking and viewing the world. Raising a grateful child is a hard thing to accomplish in a culture that wants everything now and is quick to move onto the next best thing but gratitude […]

Gifted and Talented Children

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Gifted and talented students are those with exceptional abilities and qualities in areas such as academics, culture, leadership, arts, creativity, and sport. Gifted and talented children are found in every cultural, social, ethnic and socioeconomic group. However, it is relatively uncommon, and is recognized only in children whose IQ is at or above 130. Exceptionally gifted […]

Family, Society and School: Where do we want to go?

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Posted on by Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

“Family, Society and School: Where do we want to go?” is the theme of the May 2012 Education conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, attracting 15,000 educators from around the world and as the only Australian speaker, I am nervous! Apparently, I will be fielding questions from the audience pertaining to the cooperative relationship between schools […]

School Readiness

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Following on from our fact-sheet about preparing for kindergarten, below we continue to explore the questions that most parents explore School readiness in regards to deciding if their children are actually ready for school. What is school-readiness? School-readiness refers to the point at which a child is considered “ready” to enter the formal education system. […]