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Ready for Big School?

Ready for Big School?

The transition to kindergarten is an exciting step for every child. It tends to prompt conversations about what ‘school readiness’ looks like, and how parents can best prepare their child for the first year of schooling. Typically, the answers tend to focus on how the child is prepared...

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Pedaling to Success: How Bike Riding Builds Skills for Life

Pedaling to Success: How Bike Riding Builds Skills for Life

Beyond the sheer thrill of wind in their hair, bike riding plays an important role in a child’s development.   Brain Integration: When your child rides a bike, they are engaging both hemispheres of their brain as they pedal their legs. As the child coordinates balance, steering, and navigating...

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“SENSORY this, SENSORY that…”

“SENSORY this, SENSORY that…”

‘Sensory’ is a BIG buzz word when talking about children’s growth and development. It is frequently used in conversation about development, learning, emotional regulation, and behaviour. At Family Connections Sydney, Sensory Integration is deeply imbedded in our therapy approach. But what does...

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Fight or Flight Mode and Disruptive Behaviours

Fight or Flight Mode and Disruptive Behaviours

When a child is in a fight or flight state, it means their body and mind are experiencing a physiological and emotional state of not being safe. This response is a survival mechanism that prepares the body to either confront the threat or flee from it. When a child is in a fight or flight state,...

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A Mother’s touch 

A Mother’s touch 

Mothers play an essential role in a child’s upbringing. But what may be less understood is how the mother-child relationship forms the basis for a child’s sensory development, learning, emotional regulation and ability to understand what is safe in the world.   A newborn infant...

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Tactile sensitivities and adaptive equipment  

Tactile sensitivities and adaptive equipment  

Children with sensory sensitivities have added challenges in basic tasks most people do without thinking. Their body doesn’t interpret sensations, such as touch in a typical way. For example, a scratchy tag might be perceived as painful for them, they might not react to crashing into a wall, but...

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Family Connections Sydney is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing high quality services to children and their families.