Family

What have we learned about kids and learning from COVID-19?

What have we learned about kids and learning from COVID-19?

3 min read

Something we continue to encounter with the families we work with is kids experiencing different anxieties related to school and learning. Some of these anxieties are about the social aspects of school like friendship problems and bullying behaviours, however increasingly we are hearing about anxieties related to the learning and work load aspects of school.  […]

*News Flash* – Children Are Competent And Capable Individuals!

*News Flash* – Children Are Competent And Capable Individuals!

3 min read

This is the philosophy that early childhood educators hold onto in their practice – the belief that children of all ages are active participants in all matters affecting their lives. Children are regarded as equal members of society whose feelings, thoughts and actions are respected and valued.It seems fitting for early childhood educators to hold […]

Telling Stories in the Counselling Room

Telling Stories in the Counselling Room

5 min read

The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. These are the opening words to Patrick Ness’ 2011 children’s fiction book, A Monster Calls. A recent visit to a book shop ended the way it often does for me – I go in with my thoughts and purse trained towards one particular book or author, […]

Productivity and Happiness: The ‘Snowball Effect’

Productivity and Happiness: The ‘Snowball Effect’

2 min read

The SKATTLE team have been having a lot of conversations recently around the relationship between productivity and happiness. There are bounds of studies and research into how these factors can have a positive effect on one’s work lifestyle. It has had the team wondering; do these factors interact in the family life, too? Many studies argue […]

How to Support Loved Ones

How to Support Loved Ones

2 min read

When we see someone we love going through a challenging time, we can feel a strong urge to do what we can to support them. However, we can sometimes find ourselves confused around how we can support loved ones, or we may even develop our own stresses by feeling responsible for the happiness of others. So […]

Three Tips To Get Yourself Heard (And Have Killer Conversations)

Three Tips To Get Yourself Heard (And Have Killer Conversations)

3 min read

I will be the first to admit that sometimes, I’m not the best at communication. More than once I’ve written a SKATTLE article, and upon proofreading it, wonder “What was I even talking about here?!” Sometimes I’ll be having a conversation with a friend and see them become totally lost in my rambles. Even though […]

Loss and Loneliness: Four Ways To Overcome Isolation

Loss and Loneliness: Four Ways To Overcome Isolation

2 min read

When we lose someone that we are close with, it can feel like our whole world has turned on its head. Whether a loved one has passed, a family has broken down, or we’ve been separated from those close to us, it can sometimes feel a hole has been left in our lives. For many […]