What the ‘new HSC’ will mean for your child

  A ‘new HSC’ will commence in 2020 and if your child is in Year 9 this year, he or she will be affected. Kids First director and teacher, Sonja Walker, shares this summary with parents.   The HSC is changing in NSW, and for kids and parents, the ‘new HSC’ will take some getting […]

5 Ways To Help Your Child with Receptive or Expressive Language Delay Make Friends

  It can be heartbreaking watching your child play alone because she can’t relate to other children due to processing disorders like a receptive or expressive language delay. Having a a receptive or expressive language delay is like being in a country alone and not speaking the language. Here, Kids First’s speech pathologists explain how […]

5 Ways to Help Your Child Make Friends

  As the wonders of technology continue to impact every aspect of our lives, it’s no wonder that the art of making friends eludes some children. But with a little help, and some guidance from parents and teachers, many kids can overcome friendship hurdles. Below, Kids First’s psychologists explain how … Why is it so […]

3 Skills Every High Schooler Needs to Write A Successful Essay

  Most of us didn’t like writing essays when we were in school. Assignments always seemed long, and tedious, and no one wanted to do them. Still, there were some kids who always seemed to get the best marks for their essays. Why? Well, it’s not because those students were inherently smarter, or because they […]

Studies Show Handwriting Helps Kids to Learn

  Is your child telling you that handwriting is dead and that computers are the way of the future? Since the digital era began, we’ve been hearing about the demise of handwriting. While there’s no doubt that digital technology is having an impact on the way kids learn, recent research suggests the things that parents […]

Does my child have autism?

  Parents often worry about their child’s progress. Regardless of whether your son or daughter is your first child or you have other children, it’s understandable to be concerned if he or she doesn’t seem to be meeting common developmental milestones in the same way as peers. You might even be wondering: Does my child have autism? […]