Sulky, Rowdy, Rude?

Why kids really act out and what to do about it

Authors: Bo Hejlskov Elvén and Tina Wiman

The book, Sulky, Rowdy, Rude? is primarily written for parents, using the lens of the Low Arousal Approach. It flows easily using common language instead of scientific terms. Each chapter begins with a scenario between a child and parent, followed by an analysis of what went wrong and how it can be improved. The book is divided into 3 parts. The first part goes through 13 principles that are necessary to understand what the Low Arousal Approach is. Part 2 describes case scenarios with action plans. Part 3 gives extra study material.

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Get Your Child Ready for School with Social Language Skills – How to Make Friends

By Roxane Bélanger, M.O.A., SLP-C, Reg. CALSPO
Speech Language Pathologist,
First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Get your child ready for daycare or school by teaching them basic social skills grounded in language. Language and social thinking skills are crucial to a child’s success in building strong relationships with others, especially when you are going back to daycare or school after a pandemic year with limited social opportunities and virtual schooling. 

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Ideas worth sharing!

For the month of October to celebrate Thanksgiving, we had 31 days of thankfulness. We used 31 small cups (plastic shot glasses) that we covered in tissue paper and each cup had something to be thankful for inside. Ms. Davis drew a turkey so we could stick the cups on it for the month. Each day we poked a cup and discussed what word was in the cup and why we were each personally thankful for it.

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